Malaysia officially became a member of IIASA in 2011 through the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia.

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Academy of Sciences Malaysia

Since membership began a number of research collaborations have been developed with IIASA researchers, including projects focused on improving air quality, sustainable land and forest management, the changing energy landscape, and projecting demographics in Malaysia.

Beyond continuing these research collaborations, there is significant opportunity to grow the relationship
between IIASA and Malaysia’s scholarly community, through joint research projects, scientific exchange and collaborative capacity building activities. Opportunities for such activities will be facilitated through the forthcoming IIASA strategic plan 2021-2030 and new IIASA membership strategy, which the Academy of Sciences of Malaysia are helping to shape via their role on the IIASA governing council.

Scientific exchange:
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News

New oil palm map to inform policy and landscape-level planning

30 March 2021

New oil palm map to inform policy and landscape-level planning

IIASA researchers have used Sentinel 1 satellite imagery from the European Space Agency to produce a map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand that will help policymakers and other stakeholders understand trends in oil palm expansion to inform landscape-level planning.