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Memorandum of Understanding wiith IFM-GEOMAR
National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences [IFM-GEOMAR], Kiel, Germany, for joint research work in marine gas hydrate science, marine substances research and marine aquaculture. The MoU was signed at NIO headquarters on 16.11.2007 by Dr Satish R. Shetye, Director, NIO and Dr Peter M. Herzig, Director, IFM-GEOMAR in the presence of Minister-President of Land Schleswig-Holstein State, Consul General [Germany], Mumbai, and a large number of distinguished Indian and German scientists and officials. The five year cooperation agreement envisages joint research projects, exchange of research personnel with core competencies and access to infrastructure within the cooperative projects. The implementation will be monitored by a committee comprising the staff scientists of NIO and IFM-GEOMAR with an intent-schedule to meet alternately in India and Germany.
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