International Conference on Tropical and Coastal Region Eco-development (ICTCRED) is a forum for those interested in tropical marine and coastal development issues. This annual conference is the sixth event after the fifth had been successfully held in Semarang in 2019. This conference was initially organized by the Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM), Universitas Diponegoro. Since 2018, it was taken over by Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science.

Universitas Diponegoro commits to provide an opportunity for scientific society to always play an important role in disseminating ideas and research results especially in the area of coastal and marine tropical development, which is the main research field of our university. Hence, this conference offers a platform for extensive sharing and exchange of knowledge for the Coastal Region Eco Development (CRED) and Tropical Life Sciences (TLS). The ICTCRED topics presented in this conference cover aquaculture, fisheries, marine natural product, biotechnology, coastal engineering, Air Sea Interaction, Disaster mitigation, and rehabilitation, Coastal Policy, Fisheries Processing Technology, Coastal Resources, Coastal Social and Economic, Marine Science, Geoecohazard and Oceanography. This year we add Coastal health as an additional scope conference’s topic as a response of the global pandemic occurred in this year. As we all know, COVID-19 has changed our daily routine. However, we cannot let this pandemic stop our desire to spread the knowledge Therefore, our faculty decide to facilitate the 6th ICTCRED 2020 Online. Interestingly, this new method gathers more participants from outside Java and international participants.