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Training workshop on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry at NIO
National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa organized a training workshop on Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) from 3 to 5 October 2005. Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, GV Instruments UK Ltd., Manchaster (UK) and Thermo Finnigan Corporation, Mumbai cosponsored the workshop. In his inaugural address, Dr. S.K. Aggarwal, President ISMAS & Head, Mass Spectrometry Section, FCD, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai said that use of this technique is finding applications in research in Earth sciences, environment, hydrology and oceanography. He expressed his happiness over NIO�s acquisition of a full-fledged IRMS facility for the isotope measurement in water, carbonates and sediments. Earlier, Dr. C.G. Naik, Deputy Director, NIO welcomed the chief guest, faculty members and the participants in the workshop. The workshop was coordinated by Dr. P.V. Shirodkar, Senior Scientist, NIO, and was attended by more than 100 participants, mostly students, research fellows, scientists and faculty from universities. The workshop had lectures by invited speakers and demonstrations by the operators experienced in use of the system. Notable amongst guest speakers were Dr. S.K. Bhattacharya, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, Shri Umesh P. Kulkarni, BARC, Prof. Allan Chivas, University of Wollangong, Australia, Dr. M. Sheshshayee, Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, Mr. John Morisson and Dr. John Cantle from GV Instruments and Dr. Ajit Datar, Thermo Corporation Ltd., Mumbai.
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