NIO board meeting held

ISLAMABAD –  Federal Minister for Science and Technology and Defense Production Rana Tanveer Hussain chaired the 7th board of governors meeting of the National Institute of Oceanography here on Thursday.

Dr Asif Inam, DG, NIO briefed the board about the overall scientific progress on the various ongoing programmes of the institute, which relate to ocean resource development.

The board was also briefed about various research activities undertaken by the National Institute of Oceanography in coastal marine research programme and offshore ecosystems, marine debris, coastal hydraulic, geology/geophysics, marine pollution monitoring and marine bio-technology physical and chemical oceanography.

The international programmes with China and some other countries on living and non-living resources were also discussed in the board meeting.

The efforts made by the scientists of the NIO in the field of ocean science were appreciated by the chair.

The minister hoped that the institute would continue to flourish and expand its research activities. He further said that ocean played a pivotal role in our lives being a driving element of climate change. The minister directed the DG NIO to take concrete measures to handle the issue of plastic waste/debris dumping in the coastal areas.

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