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Visit of Ambassador of Monaco to CSIR-NIO
His Excellency Mr. Patrick Medecin, Ambassador of Monaco visited CSIR-NIO on 8 July 2015. During the meeting with Director, CSIR-NIO and Heads of Divisions, he expressed that as Monaco has a long history of oceanographic research, it would be worthwhile to collaborate with CSIR-NIO on issues such as ocean acidification, climate change and sustainable development of marine resources.
Dr. SWA Naqvi, Director, CSIR-NIO made a presentation on the research activities of NIO as well s service to industry and outreach programs in terms of training and manpower development. Dr. SWA Naqvi, also highlighted that the Institute which was established in 1966 at the culmination of International Indian Ocean Expedition (1962-65) is celebrating its golden jubilee year (1966-2015) and invited the scientists and officials from Monaco to participate at the forthcoming symposium on Dynamics of Indian Ocean to be held at NIO, Goa during 30 November-3 December 2015.
HE Mr. Medecin expressed a hope that a joint program could be worked out between his government and the National Institute of Oceanography.
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