The venue for the conference is ‘Cardium auditorium’ of CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO). CSIR-NIO is a premier institute dedicated to the field of ocean research with its headquarters at Dona Paula, Goa and regional centers at Kochi, Mumbai, and Visakhapatnam. It is one of the 38 constituent laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, and was established on 1st January 1966. The institute conducts research in four traditional branches of oceanography - biology, chemistry, physics and geology & geophysics, besides ocean engineering, marine instrumentation, and archaeology. The institute also provides services to the industry as well as opportunities for human resource development in the form of academic, training and internship programs. The Institute is globally recognized for its quality research as well as contributions in international scientific groups. Please visit our website:

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