International symposium on
Advances in Coastal Research with special reference to Indo Pacific
AdCoRe IP-2019

17th -19th December 2019, Chennai, India

Advances in Coastal Research with special reference to Indo Pacific- 2019

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG 14) commits countries to unite over what is a truly global responsibility – the protection of our oceans and the lives below the sea. By 2020, countries commit for achieving the sustainable management of marine ecosystems and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds. This will require an international scientific partnership, regulation for fish harvesting, fishing, and enhance our research knowledge on critical issues concerned to the survival of life below water. The Ministry of Earth Sciences is the focal point in the country to provide input on regional and global science based issues for policy making. Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and NITI Aayog, Government of India, and with support from the UN in India, is spearheading a programme of national consultations among lawmakers, policymakers, academia, private sector and the civil society on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai is an attached office of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. NCCR aims to apply scientific tools and techniques in addressing problems like erosion, ecosystem changes and seawater quality monitoring to monitor the levels of marine pollutants in the seas around India. The NCCR implemented programmes on integrated coastal and marine area management (ICMAM) plan, GIS-based information for critical habitats, determination of waste assimilation capacity, development of EIA guidelines, determination of ‘no impact zone’, determination of best use classification for coastal waters, shoreline management plans, ecosystem modelling for coastal habitats, marine ecotoxicology and storm surge inundation modelling. NCCR attracts more interaction by research communities at the national and international level with its competence and capabilities developed for the last three decades and enhance the countries capabilities in addressing the challenging problems prevailing in the coastal zone.

India’s focus on oceans and marine resources management has been forward looking. With close to 129 institutions in the country working on marine and ocean related issues, largely supported by four ministries of Government of India. NCCR has a mandate to address the coastal issues and challenges across the coastal states of India. Countries across the Indo-Pacific region are having common coastal problems and issues to be addressed. Hence, to share the scientific knowledge on advances in coastal research an International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with special reference to Indo Pacific- 2019 (AdCoRe IP 2019) is being organized by the NCCR, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India in collaboration with RIS. The symposium is expected to attract the global scientific experts, academician, researchers and policy makers onto the common platform of collaborating in the area of global challenges facing coastal regions worldwide. Outcome of the symposium will be useful to better understand the common coastal issues of concern, enhance regional co-operation, devise unique strategies and fine tune national policies across the Indo Pacific region.

About the National Centre for Coastal Research
The National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai is an attached office of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India established in 1998. Vision of NCCR is to carry out cutting edge coastal research and offer scientific advisory for better management of coastal areas with a mission to develop and provide solutions to coastal issues such as marine pollution, coastal erosion, sea level rise, coastal flooding, restoration and conservation stratergies for critical habitats through monitoring, modelling and applied research. NCCR has a mandate for developing and improving capability to understand the critical coastal parameters, processes and phenomena through continuous monitoring and research for sustainable use of resources. Currently, NCCR has taken up the socially relevant scientific programmes such as seawater quality monitoring, prediction, ecosystem modelling, marine ecotoxicology, coastal processes & shoreline management, marine litter and capacity building.

About the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS)
Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi based autonomous think-tank under the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, is an organization that specializes in policy research on international economic issues and development cooperation. RIS is envisioned as a forum for fostering effective policy dialogue and capacity-building among developing countries on international economic issues. The focus of the work programme of RIS is to promote South- South Cooperation and assist developing countries in multilateral negotiations in various forums. RIS is engaged in the Track II process of several regional initiatives. RIS is providing analytical support to the Government of India in the negotiations for concluding comprehensive economic cooperation agreements with partner countries. Through its intensive network of policy think tanks, RIS seeks to strengthen policy coherence on international economic issues.

 

Symposium Brochure
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Important Dates
Deadline for Abstract submission
August
31, 2019
Notification of Acceptance
September
30, 2019
Deadline for paper submission
October
30, 2019
Intimation of acceptance of full paper
November
16, 2019
Symposium Dates
November
17-19, 2019
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