FOCAL THEME: OCEAN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Organised by: National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, Goa &
Ocean Society of India
Date; August 12-14, 2021 Venue: NCPOR, Goa
Since 2009, OSI started organising biennial conferences viz. OSICON-09; OSICON-11, OSICON-13, OSICON-15, OSICON-17, and OSICON-19. These conferences hosted by leading academic/research institutes viz. Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; NIOT, Chennai; IITM, Pune; NIO, Goa; NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram, and CMLRE, Kochi, were very successful in bringing together professionals and students in the area of ocean sciences, technology and allied fields to share their knowledge. OSI is pleased to invite the community to the next biennial conference, OSICON-21, the Seventh National Conference scheduled for August 2021. The venue is the National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India.
Ocean ecosystem soothes the climate and supports life and human well-being. However, recent studies indicate that much of the oceans are seriously degrading their potential to stabilize climate. Hence, the United Nations (UN) has proclaimed 'Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030)' to support the efforts towards improving ocean health for the sustainable development of the ocean. India is also launching an ambitious 'Deep Ocean Mission' to investigate the exploration of minerals, energy, and marine diversity of the deep ocean. Keeping in view of all concentrated efforts and activities that our nation and its Ocean community are witnessing in 2021, OSICON-21 would serve as an excellent platform for the Indian Ocean research community to express, contribute, and collect information on ocean processes. The focal theme for this conference is "OCEAN FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT". The successes of the conference lie in the wide publicity and active participation from the ocean community.