Jirawat Panpeng and Puvadol Doydee, Thailand

Student Bio

Jirawat Panpeng is a PhD student at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). He was born in small rural village in Krabi Province, the Southern region of Thailand, which is the most people known as very interesting tourist destination. He was born of Vijit and Sommai Panpeng and be the last one of their three sons. He graduated a bachelor and a master degree from the Faculty of Fisheries and Economic, Kasetsart University (KU), respectively. He is now thirty-six years old and a third year doctoral student in Field of Climate Change and Sustainable Development, School of Environment and Resources, AIT. Currently he is working as government officer in the Office of National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand. His research interests are involved with climate change and coastal system.

Mentor Bio

Puvadol doydee is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agro-Industry at Kasetsart University (KU) Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province Campus, Thailand. He obtained BSc (Fisheries) from KU by 1998 and have worked in the field of remote sensing for fisheries management. In 2000, He was awarded a scholarship by SEAMEO-SEARCA to pursue MSc in IT for Natural Resources Management from Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia and graduated in 2002 the course was emphasised on remote sensing, GIS and GPS. In 2005, He was awarded a DAAD-SEARCA scholarship to pursue the PhD in Environmental Science at University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) and graduated in 2008. He used to be involved and worked as research officer in the exchange student program between KU and Virginia Institute of Marine Since (VIMS), USA in 2003. In 2004, He was selected from the organizing committee of CZAP 2004 for presenting research paper (Remote Sensing) as oral presentation in Brisbane, Australia. He also have experienced with Coastal Habitat Resources Management (CHARM) Project by working with the international consultants in the field in 2004. During stayed in the Philippines, He was elected from international students and served as the President of the International Students Association (ISA) of UPLB in 2006-2007. In 2009, He was selected by the panels of EPPSEA, Singapore for presenting my proposal in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 2010, He was granted to attended the environmental economic regional course in Philippines and was selected to be exchange researcher for doing research on Fisheries and Remote Sensing at Hokkaido University (HU), Japan. During 3-11 August 2011, he was selected from the University to join the program of Asian Economic Community (AEC) for Sakon Nakhon, Nakhon Pranom and Mukdahan Provinces chapter working at Thai, Lao PDR, China and Vietnam as project collaborator and fisheries section consultant. Currently his research is working on GIS and Remote Sensing Application for Natural Resources and Environmental Management particularly on aquatic environment as well as he is connecting with CIRAD and CANSEA for conservation agriculture project. In December 2013, he presented the concepts and application of Geospatial method to the 4th international conference on Conservation Agriculture (CA) at Battabang, Cambodia.

About Our Research
Jirawat Panpeng is conducting a climate-relevant research entitled: "Vulnerability of Coastal Fishery Community to Climate Change: A case of study Laemsing District, Chanthaburi Province, Thailand". The research aims to identify current and future vulnerability of coastal fishery communities to climate change and extreme events at the local level. However, the paper which will be proposed to this program focuses on future sea level rise vulnerability. The study sites are four sub-districts of Laemsing District, in The Gulf of Thailand. The Laemsing district is now subjected to affected area experiencing with climate-relevant phenomena such as sea level rise, coastal erosion and inundation and prone to virulently face with them in the future. Finally, we would like to make a projection on future sea level rise vulnerability on coastal fishery communities and provides scientific and systematic opinions for all stakeholders especially for small-scale fishers to succeed the vulnerability reduction. This paper is multidisciplinary study and also applies climate-simulated software and GIS to identify potential sensitivity of communities in physical and social aspects.