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Young students exposed to ocean research
Students from various schools and colleges were exposed to oceanographic research during the CSIR Foundation Day celebrations at National Institute of Oceanography on 26 September 2013.
More than one thousand students from secondary, higher secondary schools as well as science and engineering colleges from Goa and other states were shown live exhibits on aquaculture and ocean data observation systems, specimens of marine organisms and minerals from the ocean floor, besides acquainting them with findings of ancient civilizations and shipwrecks along the Indian coast.
The visitors viewed films on topics such as the chemistry of the ocean, earth beneath the sea, life in the ocean, restless ocean, and oceans and climate, in addition to a talk on careers in oceanography describing various challenges and opportunities in the field of ocean sciences.
A public lecture by Prof. B.N. Goswami, Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune on ‘The Indian summer monsoon in a changing climate’ was organized during which he dealt with various phenomenon that influence the monsoons and their effects on agriculture and economy which was followed by an interactive session.
The celebration culminated with the release of a brochure on NIO that describes the research activities, infrastructure and outreach programs of the Institute and a handbook on ‘Flora of NIO campus’ compiled by Dr. Mini Vijayan and her students from Carmel College, Goa.
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