As many as 450 scientists from various institutions across the country participated in the fifth national conference of the Ocean Society of India (OSICON 2017), hosted by the National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS) at Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala from August 28-30.
The three-day event was based on the theme ‘Ocean and Climate Change’.
The technical sessions focussed on coastal processes and coastal zone management, role of oceans in climate change, ocean technology and acoustics, Indian Ocean variability and monsoon, marine ecosystems and ocean observation, and modelling for climate change scenario.
The conference was inaugurated by Mr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences.
Delegates from all the related Institutions in India such as the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), National Institute of Ocean Technology(NIOT), Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management Project, Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, National Institute of Oceanography(NIO), and the IITs participated actively in the conference.
COMACOE was one of sponsors for this prestigious conference and CEO, Mr. Vivek Bansal presented COMACOE’s recent projects such as the Maravanthe Shoreline protection project which is one of India’s earliest large projects to address the critical erosion issue as part of the ADB funded ICZMP program to the august gathering. He explained the leading role COMACOE is playing in these pioneering projects, specially considering the lack of project execution expertise in such projects in India.
In picture above, COMACOE CEO, Mr. Vivek Bansal is being felicitated by current President of Ocean Society of India, Dr. MV Ramana Murthy who is also Head of Ocean Structures department at NIOT, Chennai.Previous News Next News