7 - 8 December 2022

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09:00 - 17:00

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Online


The 15 th Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC) 2022 aims to gather all groups of ocean geospatial community within Malaysia and international working on various aspects of ocean and atmosphere using geospatial technology for discussing their results and innovations. The biennial conference is also meant to be an interdisciplinary forum for leading researchers and students in related areas to present the latest developments and applications, to discuss cutting-edge technology, to exchange research ideas and to promote international collaboration in this field. Exciting social program will be organized for conference participants and it would be a great pleasure to meeting all of you in this upcoming conference.

In conjunction with the PORSEC 2022 conference, the 9 th PORSEC Capacity Building Tutorial will be held prior to the PORSEC 2022 conference. The days tutorial offers expert training for students, and young scientists. Participants will be given theoretical lessons and practical exercises on remote sensing techniques used for monitoring the ocean-atmosphere system for research and operations.

We also would like to invite you to submit full academic papers or abstracts to the conference, related to the following themes below (but not limited to) to be addressed in the conference:

  • Large and meso-scale oceanography
  • Coastal impacts
  • Emerging technologies for ocean and coastal applications
  • Extreme events
  • Operational remote sensing
  • Ocean-Atmosphere interactions
  • Remote sensing data for policy making
  • Education and outreach
  • Coastal disaster management
  • Marine GIS
  • Artificial intelligence and deep learning

We are looking forward to meet all of you in the upcoming conference.


Important Dates

01 June - 01 Sept 2022
  • Submission of Abstract and Full Paper
  • Applications of student travel supports
15 Sept - 01 Oct 2022
  • Notification of Acceptance
  • Notification of student travel supports
01 Oct - 01 Nov 2022
Conference and Tutorial Registration
01 Oct - 01 Nov 2022 Paper Camera-Ready Deadline
07 - 08 December 2022
Conference Day


  • Prof. Madya Gs. Sr Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris

    Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Nadzri Md Reba

    Sr Dr. Nurul Hawani Idris

    Dr. Aimi binti Musa

    Prof Dr. Kasturi Dewi Kanniah

    Prof. Madya Dr. Zulkepli Majid

    Prof. Madya Dr. Ami Hassan Md Din

    Prof. Madya Dr. Muhammad Zulkarnain Abdul Rahman

    Dr. Norhadija Darwin

    Dr. Mohd Rizaludin bin Mahmud

    Dr. Norhakim bin Yusof

    Dr. Alvin Lau Ming Shin

    Dr. Wan Anom binti Wan Aris

    Dr. Suzanna Noor Azmy

    Dr. Yong Chien Zheng

    Dr. Othman bin Zainon

    Dr. Muhammad Imzan bin Hassan

    Dr. Muhammad Hafiz bin Mohd Yatim

    Wan Hazli Wan Kadir

    Ivin Amri bin Musliman

    Mdm. Fatimawati Masari

    Mr. Iqmal Nor bin Mohammad Noh

    Mdm. Salwana Md. Salleh

    Mdm. Fatin Nabilah

    Mdm. Nurul Nadiah Yahya

    Mr. Md Yani Kasiren

    • Dr. Gad Levy
      PORSEC President, Washington USA Division
    • Dr. Abderrahim Bentamy
      Deputy President/ President Elect; Senior Scientist and Researcher at the French Oceanographic Institute IFREMER
    • Prof. Dr. MingAn Lee
      Deputy President
    • Dr. Stefano Vignudelli
      Deputy President Elect; Researcher of the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council) in Pisa, Italy
    • Dr. Nimit Kumar
      Executive Secretary, Membership, Education and Outreach Chair
    • Dr. Cara Wilson
      Treasurer, Satellite Oceanographer for the Environmental Research Division (ERD) of NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Monterey CA, USA


9th PORSEC Capacity Building Tutorial

The tutorials focus on existing instruments in space and on methods of analysis and visualization. The student participants are provided the main required theoretical information as well as practical exercises along with a variety of data and software. Lectures are given in the fundamentals of visible, thermal and microwave remote sensing, satellite wind and wave data, satellite altimetry, ocean colour data, fisheries applications, and data assimilation.

In addition, there are demonstrations showing how to access all of these datasets from a variety of different software. Students are asked in advance what software they use and are shown tools to help them access data directly through their software. There is also a presentation given with pointers on how to write scientific manuscript. During the course there is time for students to work on a project of their choice, which they are expected to present to the group at the end of the tutorial. These presentations are a valuable experience for the participants, who often do not have much, if any, experience giving a scientific presentation in English to an international audience. Students will experience live field data collection and sampling at the ocean facilitated by the experienced local facilitators. Here, related instruments used for ocean water sampling are demonstrated and students will get opportunities to operate them.

In the training course, trainees are strongly encouraged to bring their own data (e.g. in situ data). The training courses are scheduled as follows: trainees make a short presentation about their needs, requirements, and expectations; trainers make lectures and instruct how to use satellite remote-sensing data; trainees process satellite remote-sensing data in combination with their own data; at the end trainees report their results.

The Trainers:

  • Gad Levy (NWRA, USA)
  • Cara Wilson (NOAA, USA)
  • MingAn Lee (NTOU, Taiwan)
  • Stefano Vignudelli (CNR, Italy)
  • Abderrahim Bentamy (Ifremer, France)
  • Nurul Hazrina Idris (UTM, Malaysia)
  • Andrew Geiss (PNNL, USA)
  • Nimit Kumar (INCOIS, India)
  • Norhadija Darwin (UTM, Malaysia)
  • Kasturi Devi Kanniah (UTM, Malaysia)
  • Norhakim Yusof (UTM, Malaysia)

** Trainees are requested to bring their own data. If trainees use their own application software, please bring it and installed in your PC/notebook.

Participate in the Tutorial

To enroll, please complete the Tutorial Capacity Building application form.

We will accept the application from all participants by 15 September 2022.

Please kindly fill the COVID-19 Test Application Form and complete it one day before the launching of the program.

Scholarship / Travel Grants

Tuition fee waiver will be offered depend on the number of participants. Full/Partial travel grants might be available. Goto support funding section for more info.


PORSEC Association, UTM, COSPAR, APN and SCOR.

Tutorial Tentative Program (will be updated)

Date: 03-06 December 2022

Time / Day 09:00 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:00 11:00 - 12:30 12:30 - 14:00 14:00 - 15:30 15:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 17:00
03 Dec Welcoming Remarks and Introduction Break Lecture / Practical Lunch Lecture / Practical Break Lecture / Practical
04 Dec Lecture / Practical Break Lecture / Practical Lunch Lecture / Practical Break Group project activity
05 Dec Field trip to Johor National Park Tanjung Piai (mangrove seedling and beach cleaning activities)
06 Dec Group project activity Break Student presentation Lunch Student presentation Break Closing ceremony (Certificate)


Papers are submitted via EasyChair.

Access EasyChair here


Tentative Program

preliminary program draft

Social Excursion

  • Tanjung Piai
  • Night Market in Johor Bahru

** For Tanjung Piai trip, a conservation fee of RM 25 (for international participant) & RM5 (for local participant with valid MyKad) is imposed and payable at PORSEC registration counter.

Conference fees

Conference Fee Charges Physical mode (RM/USD *exchange rate of USD4.6) Online mode (RM/USD *exchange rate of USD4.6)
Local (RM) Inter­national (USD) Local (RM) Inter­national (USD)
Non-student Presenter 1500 $395 (RM­1820) 850 $200 (RM­920)
Student Presenter 1000 $270 (RM­1250) 600 $150 (RM­690)
Non-student Participant 850 $200 (RM­920) 400 $100 (RM­460)
Student Participant 150 $50 (RM­230)
Abstract Fee 130 $30 (RM­130) 130 $30 (RM­130)
Tutorial Fee Charges
Non-student 1300 325 (RM­1500) Not available in online mode
Student 1100 275 (RM­1270)

Support Funding

Partnering Sponsors

PORSEC2022 is glad to announce travel support funding for students and early career scientists for attending the PORSEC2022 tutorial and/or conference in physical mode. Our partnering supporters provide partial/full travel funds for eligible candidates. We invite the eligible applicants to complete the respective application forms before 15 th September 2022 .

Before applying, kindly refer to the support funding types and descriptions below. The application process may be different depending on partnering sponsors.

Support Funding by Asia Pacific Network Capacity Building Development Program (APN CAPaBLE)

Financial supports are available for:

  1. Early career scientists from the APN developing nations attending Tutorial (physical) and conference (physical).
  2. Please note the applicant must attend both programs. Limited funds are available to support the returned airfares, accommodations and daily allowance.

To enroll, please complete the application form.

We will accept the application from all participants by 15 th September 2022 .

Support Funding by MYCEB

Partial travel supports are available for:

  1. Early career scientists/students from developing nations; or
  2. Non-student international speakers from developing nations or non-developing nations.

															* Please note that Malaysian are not eligible to apply.
															** This supports does not cover the tuition fee.

Interested applicant is requested to complete the form here.

We will accept the application from all participants by 15 th September 2022 .

Support Funding by Committee of Space Research (COSPAR)

Travel supports are available for:

  1. Students from developing nations attending both tutorial (physical) and conference (physical)

** This supports does not cover the tuition fee.

Interested applicant is requested to complete the form here.

We will accept the application from all participants by 15 th September 2022 .

Support Funding by Scientific Committee of Ocean Research (SCOR)

Travel supports are available for:

  1. Early career scientists from developing nations attending both tutorial (physical) and conference.

** This supports does not cover the tuition fee.

Interested applicant is requested to complete the form here.

We will accept the application from all participants by 15 th September 2022 .


Similar to the past PORSEC, a limited INCOIS travel grant is expected to be made available for Indian participants of PORSEC2022. Details of which will be updated here in due course.

Venue & Contact

KSL Hotel & Resort, City Centre Johor Bahru (JB), is the best JB city hotel that is ideal choice for both business and leisure featuring hotel rooms, suites, service apartment, event space and linked to the KSL City Mall. Located at Taman Abad, Johor Bahru city and surrounded by famous local food stalls, a very well-known Monday night market and entertainment spots within the area.

It is just 5 minutes away from Johor Bahru CIQ, an hour drive to Changi Airport, Singapore and 45 minutes to Senai International Airport. It is also sits strategically within the Iskandar Malaysia and easy access to LEGOLAND Malaysia, Hello Kitty Town and many more world attractions within that area.

If you are new to JB city, here is some information on the best of what city has to offer. Click here for more information.

Contact Us

Dr. Nurul Hazrina Idris
Chairman PORSEC 2022
Faculty of Built Environment & Surveying,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
81310 Skudai, Johor, MALAYSIA. or