The turn of this decade was marked by a Black Summer. Wildfires raged through Australia, killing dozens of people and an estimated one billion wildlife. While localized, the impact of these fires was global, as smoke blew across the Pacific Ocean and emitted 306 million tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The Black Summer is a stark reminder of the importance of understanding our planet, our impact on it, and forging an environmentally sustainable path of human progress.
About the ASEAN Journal on Science & Technology for Development
The ASEAN Journal on Science & Technology for Development (AJSTD) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on the publication of articles that make positive, tangible contributions to science and technology in the ASEAN region. Its main aim is to promote and accelerate the discovery and ultimate ASEAN-wide application of scientific and technological innovations, the consequence of which should be greater prosperity for the people of Southeast Asia.
AJSTD covers a wide range of technology-related subjects in the context of ASEAN, including biotechnology, non-conventional energy research, materials science and technology, marine sciences, meteorology and geophysics, food science and technology, microelectronics and information technology, space applications, science and technology policy, and infrastructure and resources development.
AJSTD is jointly published by the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, under the management of Universitas Gadjah Mada.
About The ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology
The ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology was established to strengthen and enhance the capability of ASEAN in science and technology so that it can promote economic development and help achieve a high quality of life for its people. Its terms and reference are:
- To generate and promote development of scientific and technological expertise and manpower in the ASEAN region;
- To facilite and accelerate the transfer of scientific and technological development among ASEAN countries and from more advanced regions of the world to the ASEAN region;
- To provide support and assistance in the development and application of research discoveries and technological practices of endogenous origin for the common good, and in the more effective use of natural resources available in the ASEAN region and in general; and
- To provide scientific and technological support towards the implementation of existing and future ASEAN projects.
Further information about the activities of ASEAN COST can be found on its website.