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IOR-ARC training program concluded
CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa organized a training program on 'Multidisciplinary oceanographic observations for coastal zone management' during 3-14 September 2012 for the member countries of Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Co-operation (IOR-ARC) under aegis of Multilateral Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India. As the founding member and currently IOR-ARC Chair, India is well aware of importance of oceanographic observations for coastal zone management. The two weeks long training course aimed at familiarizing administrators, policy-makers and researchers with latest practices followed to acquire oceanographic data for coastal zone management. The training program consisted of series of interactive presentations and laboratory studies. A total of sixteen participants from ten countries - Bangladesh, India, Iran, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Oman, Seychelles, South Africa, and Sri Lanka have participated in the programme. Dr. AK Chaubey, coordinated the programme.
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