No matter the location, it is particularly important to achieve sustainable and efficient access to a synchrotron radiation (SR) facility in order for there to be rapid progress in science and technology. Asia-Oceania is now a vibrant and thriving area in terms of making feasible a broad expansion of access to SR facility services and laying the foundation for more competitive industrial science and future economic growth to which SR science can contribute. Recently, SR facilities have started to pop up, one after another, in the Asia-Oceania region. To enhance global cooperation for SR research in this region, the AOFSRR (Asia-Oceania Forum for Synchrotron Radiation Research) was established by Australia, China, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan in 2006. The objective of the AOFSRR is to organize a general framework of collaboration for the development of science and technology of mutual benefit to advancing the research goals and promoting comprehensive cooperation in synchrotron radiation research in the Asia-Oceania region.
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