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IPSHEM (ONGC) signs MOU with NIO
Memorandum of Understanding between National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa and Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Institute of Petroleum Safety, Health And Environment Management, Goa, was signed on 3 Feb, 2005, by Dr S R Shetye, Director, NIO and Dr A B Chakraborty, General Manager, Head, IPSHEM, ONGC.
Under MOU, NIO would provide assistance to ONGC in the following broad areas :
Biological monitoring including sampling of seawater columns and seabed sediment around the offshore installations for onboard and onshore analysis.
Analysis and R&D studies of heavy metals concentration in environmental samples.
Bioremediation studies of wastes generated during oil exploration and production activities.
Study of sediment characteristics.
EIA studies for offshore activities.
Impact prediction and modeling for oil spill, air pollution and water pollution for risk assessment studies in petroleum sector.
Human resource development for environment management in petroleum sector.
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