Recent activities

Capacity building


Venue and Date

Partners and Organizer

Training course on field sampling protocol and measuring Mangrove carbon stock

Koh Kong, Srae Ambel and Sihanoukville – Cambodia, 2015


Training on GHG fluxes, peat hydrology, NPP field measurement and spatial analysis

Katingan- Indonesia, May and August 2015

CIFOR, PT. RMU and four students

Training on how to install rSET in mangroves

Philippines, 2015

USFS, Philippine government’s Environment Research and Development Bureau (ERDB)

Training on GHG fluxes measurement in peatland

Colombia, 2015

USFS, Universidad Nacional De Colombia, Michigan Tech

Training on the development of allometric equations

Cambodia, 2015

USFS, RDMA, one professor and several students from the Royal University of Agriculture

Field training on installation of R-SET

Banten-Indonesia, 2015

CIFOR, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fishery, PhD Student

Training on GHG measurement methodologies and preliminary data collecting

Peru, 2015

Huascarán National Park, Mountain Institute, MTU, USFS, staff from SilvaCarbon

SWAMP workshop on expert review of measurement protocol in mangrove

Mexico, 2015

USFS, Mexican mangrove expert

Training workshop for Colombian scientist, park officials, and land managers on soil respiration and plant productivity measurements in tropical alpine ecosystems

Bogota-Colombia, October 19-22, 2015

The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM)

Mangrove cover change analysis-Zambezi River Delta, Project Close-Out Workshop

Maputo-Mozambique, 2015


Soil Sampling in Mangroves Workshop

Yucatan-Mexico, June 2015


Soil Sampling Course

Pelleston-MI, 2015

Univ. Michigan Biological, FS-IP

Quelimane Hydrologic Monitoring Workshop Project Implementation

November, 2015


Tanakeke mangrove carbon stocks assessment

1 – 9 December 2014

Charles Darwin University, Hasanuddin University, Blue Forest, Indonesian REDD+ agency and local community

Training on mangrove carbon stock assessment

Marromeu, Mozambique, September 2013

Univ. Eduardo Mondlane
WWF Mozambique
Ministry Natural Resources of Mozambique

SWAMP training workshop, India

Odisha, India, May 2013, Gupti, India, May 2013

Science Foundation for Tribal and Rural Resource Development (SFTRRD), Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology (OUAT), Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forest and Wildlife Sanctuary

SWAMP/USAID–RDMA training workshop

Thailand, April – May 2013

USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia's (RDMA) Low Emissions Asian Development (LEAD)

SWAMP/SilvaCarbon program training workshop

Lima, Peru, February 2013

US Forest Service, CIFOR, Oregon State University, Michigan Technological University, University of Maryland, US Department of State, SilvaCarbon

SWAMP/USAID–IFACS training workshop

Indonesia, January-April 2013

USAID–Indonesia Forest and Climate Support (IFACS) program

Mangrove flux tower training, Florida, USA

Mexico, January 2013

Mexican institutions

Development of permanent sampling plots, and plans to establish an eddy flux tower in protected area

Mexico, November 2012

CINVESTAV, several Mexican institutions

Explore future SWAMP research sites in wetland ecosystems in the western Amazon

Peru, November 2012


A regional workshop entitled "West Indian Ocean – Mangrove Carbon Assessment"

Maputo-Mozambique, October 2012

WWF-Mozambique, Univ. of Eduardo Mondlane, and the Min. of Agric.

El Potencial del Carbono Azul y la Conservación de Manglares en la República Dominicana.

Santo Domingo-Dominican Republic, September 2012

Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

International symposium on wildfire and carbon management in peat-forests in Indonesia

Bogor-Indonesia, September 2012

Japan Sci. and Technological Agency/JICA

Better REDD than dead: how climate change mitigation of mangroves can save biological diversity though reduced deforestation and degradation

Washington DC-USA, July 2012

Counterpoint International

Reorientation policies of coastal and seas thematic geospatial information workshop

Semarang-Indonesia, July 2012

Geospatial Information Agency

International wetland congress: Exceptionally high carbon stocks of mangroves and their potential conservation through global carbon markets

Orlando-USA, June 2012

International Ecological Society

International Wetland Congress: Tropical peatlands of Southeast Asia: Functions, threats and the role of fire in climate change mitigation

Orlando Florida-USA, June 2012

International Ecological Society

Regional workshop of forest carbon assessment and monitoring in Pacific countries.

Nadi-Fiji, June 2012

Secr. Pacific Community (SPC), GIZ, JICA

Training workshop on field sampling protocol for C-stocks assessment in tropical wetlands ecosystems

Can Gio-Vietnam, June 2012

CIFOR, USFS, Nong Lam University

14th International Peat Congress

Stockholm-Sweden, June 2012

Intl. Peat Society

Technical and scientific aspects of sources, sinks and reservoirs of all GHGs for coastal and marine ecosystems

Bonn-Germany, May 2012


Training on methods of measuring C-stocks in Costa Rica

Costa Rica, March 2012

15 students and National Park staff, NGOs

GHG Emissions


Venue and Date

Partners and Organizer

GHG emission measurement (intact forest and oil palm) and DOC for carbon dynamic research

Tanjung Puting-Indonesia, 2015

CIFOR, PhD and MSc Students

GHG emission measurement (intact and degraded peatlands) in the Equadorian Andes

Equador, 2015

USFS, Michigan Tech, Ecuadorian student

Installation of eddy covariance tower site

Peruvinian Amazon near Iquitos, Loreto, Peru, 2015

IIAP, USFS, SIlvacarbon, Michigan Tech, University of Minnesota

Setting up new sites for carbon fluxes measurement

Peruvian páramo

Huascarán National Park, Mountain Institute, MTU, USFS

GHG Emission sampling measurement field work

Katingan-Indonesia, August 2014


Land-use change (natural peat swamp forest, oil palm) and GHG emissions

Tanjung Puting-Indonesia, June 2012-present

PhD and MSc students, NGOs, and National Park

Carbon stocks assessment


Venue and Date

Partners and Organizer

GEF/Blue Forest-Identification of field sites for research student

Banten- Indonesia, 2015

GEF, UNEP, CIFOR, Ministry of Fishery and Marine Affairs, PhD student

Sample collecting and developing an allometric equation for non-tree vegetation in the flooded forest

Tonse Sap, Cambodia, 2015


Setting up three permanent plots representing high, medium and low canopy density of peat swamp forest

Katingan- Indonesia, 2015

CIFOR, PT. RMU, PhD Student

Land use and carbon stock assessment


University of Wageningen, CIFOR and OSU

Tanakeke mangrove carbon stocks assessment

Makassar-Indonesia, 1 – 9 December 2014

Charles Darwin University, Hasanuddin University, CIFOR, Blue Forest

Field sampling on mangrove ecosystem in Zambezi Delta

Marromeu, Mozambique, September 2013

Univ. Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)
WWF Mozambique
GoM Ministry Natural Resources

Field sampling in pristine and degraded mangroves

Gupti, India, May 2013

32 people, including 19 trainees who are working in the field and members of the Carbon Financing Project run by OUAT/ICRAF and local forestry officials

Measurement campaign in mangroves ecosystem

Trang, Thailand, April – May 2013

Government forestry officials, NGOs and private sector organizations from Southeast Asian countries

Field sampling on belowground mangrove carbon allocation

Kubu Raya, Indonesia. January-March 2013

FORDA, Indonesian Ministry of Forestry
PT. Kandelia Alam
Local Forestry Agency

Field sampling in tall, medium and dwarf mangroves

Dominican Republic, September 2012

15 students and park officials

Measurement campaign in mangroves ecosystem

Can Gio and Ca Mau Province-Vietnam, June 2012

30 officials from the Forestry Department

Measurement in tall mangroves and abandoned shrimp ponds

Costa Rica, March 2012

15 students and sta National Park staff, NGOs

Sampling in riverine, estuarine, marine mangroves in Indonesia

All areas Indonesia, 2011-2012

30 people from universities, government agencies and NGOs

C-dynamics modeling and mapping


Venue and Date

Partners and Organizer

Installing 12 rSETS in Mangroves (intact Pabligao mangrove and 5, 10, 25 years old Catanauan mangrove plantation)

Quezon- Philippines, 2015


South East Asia RSET-MH Netwoks Campaign

Bintuni-Indonesia, May 2014


Modelling on Holocene Peat Model (HPM) accomulation in the tropics

Tanjung Puting and Berbak, Indonesia, June 2012-present

MSc students, NGOs, and National Parks

MODIS-based global tropical wetlands mapping

Global, 2012

Universities, government officials, development agencies, consultants



Venue and Date

Partners and Organizer

Courtesy call : Introducing SWAMP to Coordinating Ministry of Maritim Affairs

Jakarta-Indonesia, 13 January 2015

CIFOR, Coordinating Ministry of Maritim Affairs

E-learning SWAMP Toolbox launch

Jakarta-Indonesia, 8 February 2015

CIFOR, NGOs and IFACS project

Presentation at Workshop on Forest Carbon Emission

Jakarta-Indonesia, 3-5 March 2015

Ministry of Research Technology, University of Gottingen

Presentation in the occasion of the British Ambassador Visit to CIFOR

Bogor-Indonesia, 13 March 2015


Presentation on seminar at USAID Headquarter

Washington DC, USA, 20 March 2015


Presentation at Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wilier

Corvallis, US

Oregon State University

Presentation at invited seminar for the National Estuarine Research Reserve

South Slough Oregon- USA, 19 March 2015

National Estuarine Research Reserve

Presentation at POLinSAR 2015 – 1st BIOMASS Science Workshop

Frascaty, Italy, 27-30 January 2015


Media Training on the relevance of coastal carbon and climate change adaptation and mitigation

Banten-Indonesia, 2015

CIFOR, MMAF, SWAMP PhD student, representatives from local, national and international media outlets

Discussion : Monitoring program to evaluate the effectiveness of a mangrove restoration project

Quelimane, Mozambique, 2015


E-learning IPN Toolbox launch

Bogor-Indonesia, 2015

CIFOR, Ministry of Environment and Forestry

Presentation on meeting with the University of Pennsylvania

Lima, Peru, 15 May 2015

CIFOR, University of Pennsylvania

Presentation at invited seminar, Scripps Institute of Oceanography

La Jolla California, 19 May 2015

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Presentation on Ambanja Bay Workshop for determining carbon stock and emissions of Madagascar’s mangroves

Madagascar, 17 June 2015

Blue Ventures

Presentation at The Fifth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheed

North Charleston-US, 3-5 March 2015


Presentation : Working with Private Sector on Peatlands Rehabilitation Project

2 June 2015


Presentation : Making REDD+ a Mitigation-based Strategy for Adaptation in Wetlands Project

Copenhagen- Denmark, 29 June 2015

Denmark Technical University

Presentation at Society of Wetland Scientist Annual Meeting : (1) Spatial variation of mangrove soil carbon and (2) Carbon stocks of intact mangroves in the Zambezi River Delta, Mozambique

Providence, R.I, 1-4 June 2015


Presentation on Translating wetland research into policy

Bogor-Indonesia, 2015


Presentation on Tropical peatland carbon dynamics simulated for scenarios of disturbance and restoration and climate change

San Francisco- US, 2015

American Geophysical Union

Presentation on Impacts of land use, restoration, and climate change on tropical peat carbon stocks in the 21st century : Implications for climate mitigation at C-PEAT meeting

New York- US, 2015

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Presentation on Carbon stocks and accumulation rates in tropical mountain peatlands of South America at C-PEAT meeting

New York- US, 2015

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Presentation at West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association 9th Scientific Symposium : (1) Carbon stock of intact mangroves in the Zambezi River Delta, Mozambique (2) A regional for mangrove research and training forests

Providence- Rhode Island, 2015


Presentation on Translating wetland research into policy

Bogor-Indonesia, 2015


Presentation at American Geophysical Union Annual Conference

San Francisco, CA

American Geophysical Union

Invited Seminar at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

Maputo, Mozambique

Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

Presentation at Symposium on turning the tide on mangrove loss

London-UK, 7 December 2014

Zoological Society of London

Presentation at Indonesia Pavilion COP20

Lima-Peru, 1-12 December 2014


Presentation at Forest, Tree and Agroforestry Planning Meeting

Rome-Italy, 25-30 November 2014


Presentation at FAO Courtesy Call

Rome-Italy, 24 November 2014


Presentation at Integration of Blue Carbon into REDD+ activities

Jakarta-Indonesia, 20 November 2014

Indonesian REDD+ Agency

Presentation at 7th International Symposium on non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases

Amsterdam-Netherlands, 5-7 November 2014


Presentation at Blue Carbon Workshop

Rio Grande du Sol-Brazil, 19-23 October 2014

Conservation International, Blue Carbon Initiative

Presentation at Society of Conservation Biology Conference

Malaka-Malaysia, 20 August 2014

SCB Asia

Presentation on 7th International Conference on Asian and the Pacific Coast

Bali 24-26 September 2013

Hasanuddin University

Presentation on Symposium on Coastal cities, marine resources, and climate change in the coral triangle: sustainability and climate change

Jakarta, Indonesia, July 2013

Research Center for Climate Change-University of Indonesia

Presentation on Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) conference

Costa Rica, June 2013

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC)

Presentation on International Union of Soil Science (IUSS) Global Soil Carbon Conference

Madison, Wisconsin, USA, 3-6 June 2013

International Union of Soil Science (IUSS)

Presentation at Workshop ‘Towards more sustainable land management practices for peatlands – special focus on drained areas’

Rome, Italy, May 2013

UN Food and Agriculture Organization

Presentation on US Forest Service International Program Seminar

Washington D.C., USA, March 2013

US Forest Service International Program

Presentation on Annual Mer Bleue Peatland Carbon Science Meeting

Montreal, Canada, March 2013

McGill University

Presentation on Regional Symposium on Mangrove Ecosystem Management in Southeast Asia

Surabaya, Indonesia, March 2013

Japan International Cooperation Agency
Indonesian Ministry of Forestry

The Kalimantan Wetlands and Climate Change Study. Public Lecture

Samarinda, Indonesia, March 2013

Mulawarman University

Presentation on International Workshop on Forestry and Local People

Pontianak, Indonesia, March 2013

University of Tanjungpura

Presentation at International Indonesia Peatland Conversations

Bandung, Indonesia, February 2013

Indonesia Climate Change Center

Presentation at Blue Carbon Workshop

Abu Dhabi, UAE, January 2013

Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi and UN Development Programme

Supplement to 2006 IPCC Guidelines

IPCC, 2011-present


COP 18

Doha-Qatar, December 2012


Briefings on climate change

Santo Domingo-Dominican Republic, September 2012

The Ambassador and Negotiators/ Ministry officials, NGOs and University

The COP-11 to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance

Bucharest-Rumania, July 2012

Secretariat of RAMSAR Convention

IPCC 3rd Lead Author Meeting, Wetlands Supplementary Guidance

Dublin-Ireland, July 2012


Briefings on mangroves and climate change

Can Gio-Vietnam, June 2012

Nong Lam University, Leaders of Can Gio and Ca Mau Districts

Interview: Indonesia pushes for sustainable development in mining, palm and forestry Sectors

Jakarta, June 2012

Jakarta Globe

Interview: Indonesia forest moratorium

Jakarta-Indonesia, May 2012

The Wall Street Journal

Briefings on work to climate change delegations

Bonn-Germany, May 2012


Interview: Indonesian deforestation ban makes slow progress

Indonesia, May 2012


Interview: Vietnam's mangroves trees threatened by rising tide of deforestation

Vietnam, April 2012

The Guardian

Interview: Various aspects of mangroves in Southeast Asia for people and the environment

Washington DC-USA, April 2012

National Public Radio (NPR), USA

Media briefings: Mangroves for the Future: Challenges and opportunities for Southeast Asians

Da Nang-Vietnam, March 2012

Mangroves for Future (MFF), IUCN, CIFOR

Interview on blue carbon and SWAMP activities

San Jose-Costa Rica, March 2012

Costa Rica TV Station

Briefings on assessments of the values and losses of coastal carbon stocks at global to personal spatial scales

Brussels-Belgium, January 2012

European Union Parliament