KOCHI: Aimed at popularising scientific work and exploring the possibilities for collaboration, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) in association with the Nansen Environmental Research Centre (NERCI) is organising a two day Indo-European Union workshop on marine ecosystem and climate in India in Kochi on July 30 and 31.
Fisheries Minister K Babu will inaugurate the workshop which will be held at the Ramada Resort here. The two-day workshop is jointly organised by India under the auspices of the EU-INDO-MARECLIM project of European Union FP-7.
‘’The workshop is aimed at commercialising and disseminating knowledge and information based on the current status of scientific works conducted in the country and to initiate a tie-up between India and the European Union on protecting marine ecosystem. Oceanographers, naval exponents, maritime industrialists and environmentalists from the European Union member states and India will attend the workshop at which issues such as climate change, sea level variations, coastal zone management will be discussed. It will be a platform for the experts to discuss scientific, academic, environmental and climatic aspects related to oceans”, said KUFOS Vice Chancellor B Madhusoodana Kurup.
“The meet is expected to discuss ways and means to use ocean resources and to reach out to a mutual co-operation between India and the European Union Member States,” said INDO-MARECLIM project Coordinator N R Menon, who is also the co-chairman of NERCI.
The INDO-MARECLIM project envisages developing an institutional network in India to embark on joint research ventures from a case to case basis. The project aims at facilitating and improving the co-operation between the European Union Members States and associated countries and India.