In Asia, the number of tower flux sites which add methane flux measurement has been increasing since the open-path methane analyzer was commercially available. Users of the open-path methane analyzer, however, do not necessarily understand well how to keep the analyzer well-conditioned in the field and how to process the data in laboratory. AsiaFlux will have the training & seminar in Mymensigh, Bangladesh, where one of the AsiaFlux study sites is located and methane flux measurement has recently started.In the training course with sponsorship of LI-COR, we provide scientists, technicians and students engaged in tower-based flux studies, especially users of the open-path methane analyzer, with a three-day technical training course on eddy covariance gas flux measurement with special focus on methane flux measurement. In the seminar, we request participants to report their studies in respective sites, thereby encouraging them to publish journal papers and consequently promoting data integration in Asia. Methane flux has also been measured in rice paddy fields and wetlands in Asia since the 1980s by using chamber technique. Collaboration with scientists using chamber technique and data standardization will also be
discussed in the seminar. We expect participants from South and Southeast Asian countries, but also welcome those from other countries in Asia.