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National Science Day celebrations and Festival Quark participation
National Science Day (28 February) in Goa is always celebrated by participating in the Goa Science Centre's three day event "Science Fiesta" where all scientific organizations in Goa come together and display their exhibits. This provides an opportunity
to the enthusiasts to see and understand what's happening in scientific world of Goa. This event attracts the citizens and tourists visiting Goa besides the student community of various ages. NIO exhibited the innovative technologies viz., Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Vertical Profiler, the decolourization and detoxification of molasses spent wash technology developed using marine fungus, enzymatic technology for deinking of used photocopy paper and also products developed using extracts from marine organisms for cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. The exhibit centre of NIO also screened a three minute film on the ballast water treatment concept illustrating trapping and destroying of larval forms that are released along with ballast.
These exhibits were also displayed at an another event called "Festival Quark - 2010" organized by BITS-Pilani, Goa campus in early February.
Both these events attracted the visitors and enthused their interest in oceanographic research.
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