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IMBER IMBIZO III inaugurated
The International workshop, "IMBER- IMBIZO III: The Future of Marine Biogeochemistry, Ecosystems and Societies" was
formally inaugurated by His Excellency the Governor of Goa - Shri Bharat Vir Wanchoo, in presence of Prof. Eileen Hofmann, Old Dominion University, USA, Dr. Alida Bundy, Research Scientist, DFO, Canada, Prof. Kon Kee Liu, National Central University, Taiwan and Dr. Naqvi, the Director and other participants at the CSIR - National Institute of Oceanography on 28 January 2013.
Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Research (IMBER) is an international global change research project that has a goal of understanding the processes underlying ocean responses to accelerating global change to provide predictive capability of the consequent effects on the earth system and human society. Achieving this goal requires identifying key interactions between marine biogeochemical cycles and ecosystems and dependent human societies, and assessing how these interactions respond to complex natural and anthropogenic forcing.
The objective of this third IMBER IMBIZO is to bring together scientists from the natural and social sciences to explore the linkages and interactions between human, ecological and biogeochemical systems in the continental margins and open-ocean.
His Excellency, the Governor of Goa in his inaugural address emphasized the importance of marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem research in relation to the continental margins and in the open oceans systems. He cited examples how the oceans play a predominant role in everyone's life. He stressed on the study of the processes and mechanisms of feedbacks between the ocean biogeochemistry, ecology and global climate change, at the regional and global scale as this is required to enhance our ability to make predictions for the future and to arrive at corrective measures. He appreciated NIO's involvement in various aspects of the ocean study.
Dr. SWA Naqvi, Director, NIO welcomed the gathering and alerted on human induce alterations to marine environment that result in global warming, eutrophication, acidification, and deoxidation resulting in large changes in ecosystem functioning including that of coastal communities. Dr. Elineen Hofmann briefed the participants about the workshop. Dr. Damodar Shenoy, Scientist NIO proposed the vote of thanks.
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