KOCHI:The technical conference of oceanographers to formulate strategies for the protection of ocean wealth organised by the School of Ocean Studies and Technology, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS)will be held on Monday. The conference is being organised in connection with World Ocean Day falls on June 7.
The conference, which focuses on ‘Healthy Ocean, Healthy Planet’, will deliberate on finding sustainable means to utilise ocean resources and ways to protect ocean wealth for future generations.
Scientists, experts, oceanographers, technocrats and students will participate in the conference. Cochin University of Science and Technology Vice-Chancellor J Letha will inaugurate the conference.
The conference will also look for formulating strategies to tackle the issues such as climate change, rise of sea level, ocean pollution, depletion of ocean resources, habitat degradation etc. Ways to bolster medicines from marine resources will also be discussed.
KUFOS Vice-Chancellor B Madhusoodana Kurup will preside over. Nansen Environmental Research Centre chairman N R Menon; National Centre for Earth Science Studies scientist K V Thomas; N Rajendran of Vellore Institute of Technology and Indian Council of Agriculture Research former deputy director general K Gopakumar will speak at the conference.