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SAARC Training Program-2012 concluded
CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography, Goa organized a training program on 'Multidisciplinary oceanographic observations for coastal zone management' during 24 September to 8 October 2012 for the member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) under aegis of SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre (SCZMC), Maldives. The SCZMC is a focal institution of the SAARC which promotes regional cooperation in planning, management and sustainable development of the coastal zones, including research, training and promotion of awareness in the region. As a program activity for the year 2012, the SCZMC has supported workshop at CSIR-NIO, Goa on knowledge sharing and capacity building in the area of 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, field work and laboratory studies. A total of nine participants from four countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, and Sri Lanka participated in the program. Drs. A.K. Chaubey & K. Srinvas coordinated the program.
(Photos below: (1) Inaugural function (2) Participants of the training program along with Director, CSIR-NIO; Deputy Director, SAARC Coastal Zone Management Centre, Maldives, Convener of training program and the faculty of NIO
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