Kerala to Host first World Ocean Science Congress

Published on: 04 Feb, 2015
Published under: Cochin District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Business News

Kochi is going to host the first World Ocean Science Congress from Thrusday. The event starting with WOSC to be held at Kochi from 5th to 8th of February 2015.

Eminent oceanographers, naval exponents, environmentalists and maritime industrialists from across the world will attend the event to be inaugurated by Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam.

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya will also participate in the congress while state Fisheries, Ports and Excise Minister K. Babu will preside over the function.

The World Ocean Science Congress, being jointly organised by Swadeshi Science Movement, Vijnana Bharati, Kerala chapter and Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Kochi, will have four plenary sessions, 13 technical sessions, exhibitions, a round table on shipping and ocean resources, besides a national fishermen’s meet.

“Around 1,000 delegates from the country and abroad are expected to participate in the event,” said V.N. Sanjeevan, secretary-general, WOSC-2015.

The meet was expected to discuss ways and means to use ocean resources for improving our GDP without disrupting the ocean life and environment, he added.

B. Madhusoodana Kurup,  KUFOS Vice Chancellor and WOSC-2015 chair said that the Congress is essentially a conglomeration of ocean scientists, technocrats, academia, industry, exporters, experts from fisheries and defence sectors, policymakers, legal experts, and shipping companies,


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