Understanding, Leveraging and Protecting Oceans
Organised by: National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research
April 16-17, 2020 To be decided ; Venue: NCPOR, Goa
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) owns a fleet of ocean research vessels for over three and half decades since the acquisition of ORV Sagar Kanya in 1983. The fleet also includes two more deep sea vessels FORV Sagar Sampada and TDV Sagar Nidhi. Along with the Buoy Tendering Vessel Sagar Manjusha and Coastal Research Vessels Sagar Purvi and Sagar Paschimi (decommissioned, 2012) and the recently added Sagar Tara and Sagar Anveshika, the well-equipped fleet has contributed immensely in furthering the scientific knowledge and take the achievements of Indian oceanographic fraternity to the global standards. The results have been documented / published in national and international journals of repute. MoES felt the need of bringing all ocean researchers together for discussing the achievements of these research vessels and the scientific outputs. MoES has decided to provide an opportunity to the Indian oceanographic community for interacting on a common platform. SAGAR-2020 : National Workshop On Achievements of MoES Research Vessels aims to bring eminent researchers working in diverse areas of ocean science, atmospheric science, geoscience, deep sea minerals, fishery science, technology development etc. to a common ground where they can not only chronicle/review scientific and technological achievements made thus far but also discuss the various emerging inter-disciplinary scientific and technical matters for a better understanding, leveraging and protecting of the oceans better and for exchange of research ideas, findings and experiences on a common platform.