Conference will focus on the critical services that are provided by the Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems and how it affects the environment
National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) and Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneshwar are organizing their 85th Annual Session and a Symposium on Marine and Freshwater Ecosystem for National Development from 6th - 8th December 2015.
Marine and Freshwater ecosystems cover more than three-quarters of the Earth's and participate in various biogeochemical cycles and nutrient exchange, provide natural protection and habitat, and also degrade and disperse many environmental pollutants.
The main idea of organizing the symposium is to bring out the trends in aquatic ecosystem conservation, restoration and management including the hydrological, biophysical aspects, peoples participation and the role of non-governmental, educational and the governmental organizations with a focus towards future research needs; the role of ecosystem services in nation development etc.
The freshwater and marine issues have also been part of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) mandate since its inception in 1972. The recent trends in climate change are continuously posing threat to our ecosystems; the devastating floods, cyclones, landslides etc. are one of them. To protect and conserve our productive ecosystems is part of our scientific and social responsibility.
Key discussions will be on the following topics:
- Physical processes conditioning the Ecosystems along Indian coastline
- Climate Change-Indian Ocean Perspective
- Utilization of Marine Resources
- Coral Microbiome: An unexplored Bio Resource
- Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture in India: Advances, Potential and Strategies for Future Development
- Chilka Lake – Ecosystems and Ecological Services
- Blue Revolution in Coastal states
- Anticipatory research for the benefit of Inland open water fisheries etc
To view the complete programme details for the symposium, click here.
Candidates willing to present their research can send in their abstracts and complete papers for consideration latest by 15th October 2015. To know other details of submission of papers, click here.
Other information related to the symposium will be updated soon.
Source: Omkar Ranjan & Rishav Saha, HT Campus Specialists