L'Indonésie est l'une des plus grandes nations maritimes du monde. Cet État archipélagique occupe une position et un rôle uniques et stratégiques dans la socio-économie et les sciences mondiales. D'ici 2030, ce pays émergent devrait devenir l'une des premières puissances économiques mondiales.

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest maritime nations. This archipelagic state has a unique and strategic position and role in the global socio-economy and sciences. By 2030, Indonesia is set to become one of the world's top economies.

However, a great concern must also be raised due to the increasing environmental and anthropogenic pressure which exponentially threatens the sustainability of Indonesian coastal and marine biodiversity. Global warming, ocean acidification, marine debris, and illegal fishing are becoming major concerns. Thus, it is important to understand the values and services provided by the coastal and marine ecosystem in order to predict and quantify how these services might be lost due to those threats, and how much incentive can be gained from conserving these ecosystems. This knowledge is essential for the government and coastal communities to sustainably manage their natural resources.

The International Symposium on Coastal and Marine Biodiversity (ISCOMBIO) 2020 is a joint cooperation between the Ministry of Research and Technology and Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) set to gather the national and international scientific experts in an attempt to stimulate a healthy discourse in managing Indonesian coastal and marine biodiversity. In accordance with the UN designation of the decade of Oceans Science and Sustainable Development 2021–2030, ISCOMBIO 2020 will be one of the initial coastal and marine scientific fora out of many to come to showcase Indonesia's commitment in achieving socio-economic and environmental sustainability of the ocean.

The third and final session of this one-day virtual symposium was devoted to the conservation value and future prospects of Indonesian coastal and marine biodiversity. This session was based on the interventions of 3 IRD researchers: Philippe Borsa (UMR Entropy), Laurent Pouyaud (UMR Isem) and Régis Hocdé (UMR Barbec). 

The complete video of this symposium can be viewed in replay online