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Climate Change Conference at CSIR-NIO
CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula Goa, along with Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and ‘Past Global Changes’, has organised a three day national conference on “Quaternary Climate: Recent Findings and Future Challenges”during 28th – 30thApril 2016.
The conference was inaugurated by Prof. S.N. Bhalla, Professor (Retd.), Geology, Aligarh Muslim University and Prof. Talat Ahmad, Scientist and Professor at the Department of Geology, University of Delhi along with Dr. SWA Naqvi, Director, CSIR-NIO on 28th April at 9.30 am in Qasim Hall (NIO auditorium).This was followed by an inaugural lecture by Dr. Rajiv Nigam, Chief Scientist, CSIR-NIO, on “Environmental implications of microfossils of the Indian Waters”.
Prof Bhalla and Prof. Talat stressed upon the importance of climate changes in the Quaternary period on Glaciation, sea level changes and human civilization. Earlier Dr. Naqvi, welcomed the gathering, he mentioned the importance of reconstruction of Quaternary climate, which is an important area of research to understand the anthropogenic influence on earth’s climate. The conference includes invited lectures by eminent scientists
providing an in-depth review of thestatus of Quaternary climate reconstruction. Also there is a poster session to provide insight into the recent understanding of the Quaternary climate and evaluation of proxies to reconstruct past climates. A special session is also dedicated to the role of climatic changes in shaping ancient civilizations. Prof Bhalla also released an abstract volume containing all the papers that will be presented in the following 3 days meet.
Prior to the lecture programme Dr. Rajiv Nigam, was felicitated at the hand of Prof Bhalla, for his dedicated services rendered to the study of paleooceanography at
CSIR-NIO. Dr.N. Khare, Scientist F, MoES and the co-convener of the conference stressed on the objective of the conference and Dr.Rajeev Saraswat, Senior Scientist, CSIR NIO convener of the conference proposed the vote of thanks.
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