Talk on Marine Ecological Applied Research: Synergies with SDG 14

Talk on Marine Ecological Applied Research: Synergies with SDG 14

  • October 25, 2023

Oceans are the basis of life; it is our duty to keep them in their pristine form. According to SDG 14, life below water consists of conserving and sustainably using the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development causing no harm to marine life, which will help in creating harmony on our planet.

On 21st July 2023, a talk was organized by the School of Sustainability on “MARINE ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH SYNERGIES WITH SDG 14”. The keynote speaker was Dr. Sanjiba Kumar Baliarsingh, Scientist in Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad, Telangana.

The talk was inaugurated with a welcome address by Dr. Sutapa Pati, Dean, School of Sustainability following which Dr. Aradhana Basu introduced the key speaker.
The workshop began as Dr. Sanjiba Kumar Baliarsingh familiarized the students with the concept of Marine Ecology and his research. He also shared insight on phytoplankton and their crucial role against climate change. The impacts of human interaction with the marine ecosystem were highlighted, including their effects on corals reefs and several facets of human life. He introduced us to INCOIS and its workings. He shared his invaluable knowledge of INCOIS on how they record and provide information to the coastal societies, industries, government agencies and scientific community for systematic and focused research.
This talk provided the students with a platform and an opportunity to explore various aspects of the marine ecosystem using INCOIS as a medium. The session also provided technical insights to the students on this topic. Lastly, the talk concluded with a Vote of Thanks by Dr. Aradhana Basu.

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