(Inspiring Humanity to Protect Our Oceans)
“NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AND COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY’’ (MARINA’12)
On earth the oceans comprise the biggest part of the marine biogeosphere and also contain the most ancient and diverse forms of life. The coastal zone is the broad interface between land and sea where production, consumption, recreation and exchange processes occur at high rates of intensity. Human induced emission of greenhouse gases contributing to climate change in impacting the ocean by melting the icecaps, changing major ocean current systems, warming waters and raising sea levels, make the ocean more acidic. These changes are serious threats to marine life and the natural resources on which millions of people worldwide depend upon ecologically. The coastal zone is an area of dynamic biological, hydrological, geological and chemical activities supporting various forms of human use. It is only with the tools of modern science that these biological resources can be studied in detail, and the knowledge learned from them can be applied for human benefit and fundamental scientific progress. The unique gift of nature has been treated with contempt which attracted the people from all walks of life to ensure its sustainability. The marine environmental challenges and coastal zone management now have become a dire necessity for all maritime countries.
The Indian subcontinent is laced by two arms of the oceans, the Arabian Sea forming the west coast and the Bay of Bengal forming the east coast. The diversified coastal zone habitats such as extensive areas of estuaries and mangroves, coral belts and seaweed beds, lagoons and backwaters with their unique flora and fauna in the mainland and bay islands offer tremendous opportunity for economic development processes. Reports have shown that the resources of the sea remain largely unexplored, and that marine organisms represent a vast untapped resource with potential benefits in many areas including research and environmental protection and restoration, aquaculture, fisheries, industry and medicine. For there reasons we are organizing MARINA’12 to bring together scientists and industrialists from marine technology organizations to encourage the development of commercial marine science.
OBJECTIVES AND THEMES
The Department of Marine Science, proposes to organize the “National Conference on Marine Environmental Challenges and Coastal Zone Management Strategy’’ (Marina’12).This conference will include contributed research articles and invited special lectures by eminent scientists in the field of Marine environmental biology. The special lectures will cover various topics. Papers are invited for oral/poster presentations on the following topics:
Coastal Zone assessment Bioremediation
Ecological Risk assessment Toxic action of Pollutant in marine organism
Impact of Climate Change on Ecosystem Tsunami warning system
Invasive Species of Marine Environment over Fishing
Bio-geo chemical cycles Molecular events of Biofouling Process
Heat Shock Proteins in marine organisms Corel Reef Bleaching
Bio films and Corrosions Xenobiotics metabolisms (Biotransformation)
Defense Response to Toxicants Coastal and Marine Environment Management System
Eutrophication Use of remote sensing for Coastal zone Management
Application & Brochure