The Malaysian Peat Society (MPS) will be the local host for the 15th International Peat Congress (15th IPC 2016).
The MPS is a non-governmental and a non-profit organization that aims to foster national and international co-operation concerning peatlands, peat and related materials with a view to advancing knowledge and understanding in the scientific, technical, industrial and general economic fields especially relating to the wise use of peat and peatlands, and to affiliate the peat community in Malaysia to the International Peatland Society.
Activities of MPS include inter alia publication and distribution of newsletters, organizing scientific meetings, creating data base on technical, economic and educational materials concerning peat and peatlands.
Membership of the Society consists of individual members and corporate members. Individual membership are open to all individuals with residence in Malaysia and in the exceptional cases in neighbouring countries who are interested directly or indirectly in the study and or utilization of peatlands and peat. Corporate memberships is open to all scientific, technical and commercial organizations operating in Malaysia that are interested directly or indirectly in the study and or utilization of peatlands and peat.