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India-Bangladesh Scientific Cooperation on Bay of Bengal

A Workshop on Bay of Bengal Oceanography is being organized at the University of Dhaka from May 11-13, 2015, jointly by the Department of Oceanography, University of Dhaka and the National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India. Professor Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice Chancellor, University of Dhaka, presided over the inaugural ceremony attended by Mr. Sandeep Chakravorty, Deputy High Commissioner of India.

2. A number of leading experts from both the countries are participating in the Workshop, including;

(i) Dr. S.W.A. Naqvi, Director, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), India.

(ii) Prof. S. Prasanna Kumar, Chief Scientist, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR) & Head, Physical Oceanography Division, NIO.

(iii) Dr. P. S. Rao, Chief Scientist, Head, Planning Monitoring Evaluation, and, Head, Research Vessels Management, NIO.

(iv) Prof. Md. Kawser Ahmed, Chairman, Department of oceanography, University of Dhaka.

(v) Prof. A. S. M. Maksud Kamal, Dean, Earth & Environmental Sciences Faculty, University of Dhaka.

(vi) Dr. Rajiv Nigam, Chief Scientist, Head, Geological Oceanography Division, NIO.

(vii) Dr. Nagappa Ramaiah, Chief Scientist, Head, Biological Oceanography Division, NIO.

(viii) Dr. V. Ramaswamy, Chief Scientist, and Professor, AcSIR, NIO.

3. During the 3-days Joint Workshop, subject experts and scientists will submit papers and study reports on various aspects of oceanography in the Bay of Bengal, including:

a. Physical process and dynamics in the Bay of Bengal

b. Biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling in the Bay of Bengal

c. Upper ocean production, food web dynamics and ecosystem characteristics in the Bay of Bengal

d. Atmospheric flux and impact

e. Sediment, sedimentary process and geology of the Bay of Bengal

f. Paleo-Oceanography

g. Coastal processes and pollution

h. Impact of Spatial and Temporal Variation of Barrier Layer Thickness and related Physical forcing on the Chlorophyll Concentration in the Bay of Bengal

i. Plankton distribution in relation to biophysical conditions along the Bangladesh coast

j. Winter probability of fluorescence pattern in the head bay

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