A prominent delegation from India visited PML to celebrate and promote collaboration between UK and India on marine science.
The visiting group consisted of scientists from the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information (INCOIS), the Ministry of Earth Sciences, and the Director of Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM).
The delegation is part of an initiative from the British High Commission to further promote UK-India collaboration on science and innovation, with PML selected as the host for this segment of the UK visit. Led by PML’s Dr Shubha Sathyendranath, presentations and discussions provided the delegation with the opportunity to explore further partnerships in studying sustainability in the Indian Ocean, and its vulnerability to climate and pollution pressures.
Dr Shubha Sathyendrath, of PML’s Earth Observation Science and Applications group, said: “We are excited about the prospect of more outstanding India-UK collaborations, building upon the work we are currently undertaking along with our Indian colleagues on the REVIVAL project on Vembanad Lake in South India.”
Also in attendance and giving talks were Dr Matthew Frost, representing the Marine Biological Association of the UK and the Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science, and Dr Abigail McQuatters-Gollop, of the University of Plymouth.