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Visit of Australian Consulate General to CSIR-NIO on 7 October 2016
Mr. Tony Huber, Consulate General, Mr. Tim Hall, Vice Consul, and Mr. Rahul Maheshwari, Research officer, Australian Consulate, Mumbai visited CSIR-NIO and held discussions with Acting Director, Dr. S. Prasanna Kumar on areas of collaboration with Australia.
While welcoming the guests, Dr. Prasanna Kumar briefed them about the history and activities of the Institute and expressed the institute's interest in collaborating with Indian Ocean Rim countries. The meeting was attended by Dr. Bishwajit Chakraborty, Chief Scientist who described his research on underwater acoustics, Mr. Sanjeev Afzalpurkar, Head, Marine Instrumentation who made a presentation on the development of automated instruments for oceanographic observations, Dr. Rahul Sharma, Chief Scientist who talked about deep-sea mining and Dr. Siby Kurien, Principle Scientist and Dr. Michelle Fernandes, research associate who explained the activities of an Indo-Australi
an project on ' Characterising the changing Indian Ocean’s biogeochemistry and ecology using revolutionary new robotic tools.'
The delegation expressed that they would convey the expertise of NIO among the research organisations in Australia in order to develop collaborative programs in future.
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