The training consisted of lecture topics like Global change: science and effects, a journey to the icy continent, New tends in marine biotechnology etc. The lectures were well chosen to address a central theme on Ocean Science. The programme included demonstration of specialized equipments such as Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, laboratory visits to aquaculture labs housing sea horse and ornamental fishes; marine archeology museum with artifacts from ancient maritime equipments. Group discussions on environmental issues were also debated. Researchers working in independent laboratories provided pro bono mentoring in diverse fields of oceanography.
The NIO's outreach programme is conducted every year and has successfully trained 153 teachers from various schools across Goa since its inception in winter 2004. This year the programme was attended by 15 science teachers from different schools of Goa.
Dr. S.W.A. Naqvi, Director, NIO congratulated the participants and awarded the certificates during the concluding session. Smt. Maria Brenda L. Mascarenhas Pereira, Senior Scientist, HRDG and the Coordinator of the programme proposed the vote of thanks.