Malaysia (Observer)

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

© Bicuadro Architetti | Academy of Sciences Malaysia

© Bicuadro Architetti | 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.

Latest research news:

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.  More

27 January 2020
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2020

The updated Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions.  More

02 August 2019
Making a case for returning airships to the skies

Reintroducing airships into the world’s transportation-mix could contribute to lowering the transport sector’s carbon emissions and can play a role in establishing a sustainable hydrogen-based economy. According to the authors of an IIASA-led study, these lighter-than-air aircraft could ultimately increase the feasibility of a 100% sustainable world.  More

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Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Asma Ismail

President, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM)

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Chief Operating Officer, Academy of Sciences Malaysia

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PUBLICATIONS

Danylo, O., Pirker, J., Lemoine, G., Ceccherini, G., See, L. , McCallum, I., Hadi, , Kraxner, F., et al. (2021). A map of the extent and year of detection of oil palm plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Scientific Data 8, art. 96. 10.1038/s41597-021-00867-1.

Hoo, P., Patrizio, P., Leduc, S., Hashim, H., Kraxner, F., Tan, S.T., & Ho, W.S. (2017). Optimal Biomethane Injection into Natural Gas Grid – Biogas from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) in Malaysia. Energy Procedia 105, 562-569. 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.357.

Pirker, J., Mosnier, A., Toth, G., Giustarini, L., Austin, K., & Peuser, L. (2017). Zero deforestation palm oil from Malaysia: the Ferrero experience. In: Zero deforestation: A commitment to change. Eds. Pasiecznik, N. & Savenije, H., pp. 42-48 Wageningen, The Netherlands: Tropenbos International. ISBN 978-90-5113-134-5

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