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NIO Signs MoU with Zhejiang Ocean University, China
The National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and the Zhejiang Ocean University, China have signed a memorandum of understanding for joint research projects in marine biology, ecology, biotechnology, mariculture and coastal zone management. This maiden understanding is for a period of 5 years with scope and intent for renewal. The scientist coordinators for this long-term collaboration are Dr N. Ramaiah and Prof. Wu Changwen. The envisaged cooperation and consultation in the chosen areas will be accomplished through joint research proposals, researchers & information exchanges, access to research enabling instrumentation and an implementation committee comprising staff scientists and faculty from NIO and ZOU.
ZOU’s contribution to the local society and economy in China is through its academic-industry research model with emphasis on subject domain specialization and development. The university had won thrice the National Scientific and Technological Advancement Awards in the recent past and is among the three marine research and educational institutes in its province.
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