With the coronavirus pandemic continuing its deadly run by infecting more than a million people and causing the death of more than 82,000 people across the world, the laboratories of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) intensified their efforts at combating the pandemic.
For his significant contributions, Dr Jagadeesan Loganathan, Scientist at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), (Regional Centre, Visakhapatnam) has been chosen by a peer-valued Advisory Committee for “CSIR Young Scientist Award” for the year 2020 in Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean & Planetary Sciences.
Dr Sarma VVSS, Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), (Regional Centre, Visakhapatnam) has been selected for the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) National Award of Excellence in Ocean Science & Technology for the year 2020 for his significant contributions in understanding the Biogeochemistry of the Indian Ocean.
The Workshop comprised theoretical and practical demonstrations on basic techniques for purification and characterization of marine natural products and understanding the potential of bioactive compounds from different marine resources as value-added products for various applications.
Prof. Sunil Kumar Singh, Director, CSIR-NIO, said that underwater heritage in India is a new avenue that can generate huge interest among the public and maybe the future focal point of underwater heritage tourism.