Ministry of Science & Technology

Memorandum of Understanding between POI FEB, Russian Academy of Sciences and CSIR-NIO/NGRI

Posted On: 13 JAN 2021 12:54PM by PIB Mumbai

Goa: 13 January 2021

V.I. Il’Ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute (POI), Russia along with CSIR- National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), Goa & CSIR-National Geophysical Research Institute (CSIR-NGRI), Hyderabad have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Marine Sciences and Technology.

The POI is the largest research institution in the Far Eastern Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences comprising 31 research units equipped with modern scale devices. Whereas, CSIR-NIO and CSIR-NGRI, the constituent research laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are world renowned Institutes in the fields of Oceanography and Earth Sciences respectively.

The MoU was signed virtually on 12th January at 11.00 hrs., by Dr. Vyacheslav B. Lobanov, Director, POI FEB RAS, Vladivostok with Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Director, CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Goa and Dr. Virendra M. Tiwari, Director, CSIR-National Geophysical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad in the presence of Dr. Renat B. Shakirov and Dr. Anatoly Obzhirov of POI FEB RAS, Dr. Shishir Shrotriya, Embassy of India, Moscow, Russia along with Dr. Pawan Dewangan, Dr. V. J. Loveson, Dr. Sanil Kumar, Dr. A. Mazumdar, Mr. Venkat Krishnamurthy of CSIR-NIO and Dr. Prakash Kumar, Dr. Maheshwar Ojha  of CSIR-NGRI.

This MoU will enable Indian and Russian scientists to enhance capacity and skill development in the field of marine sciences and technology, sharing knowledge and expertise in the field of sustainable development for national economic interests of both countries, research and development of technology focused on the geo-resources, spatial variation of geophysical fields, marine geology, paleogeography, environment and climate change, physical oceanography, biological oceanography, hydrochemistry, atmosphere, hydrosphere, development of oceanographic equipment, calibration and validation. This MoU will strengthen cooperation to combat ocean pollution and climate changes, organize scientific expeditions for the search, study and monitoring of ocean resources and environment based on approach of integrated methods for sampling of seabed sediments, rocks and minerals, and advanced geological/geophysical techniques.






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