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Scientific Meetings

International / National Congress / Seminar / Workshops / Training Programmes organized.

  • Eleventh international Congress and Workshop on “Tropical Marine Mollusc Programme”, organized in Kodaikanal / Rameswaram / Tuticorin, 28 September – 08 October 2000.
  • State level seminar on “Gulf of Mannar Marine Biosphere Reserve: Reef and its resources-participatory approach for conservation and sustainable utilization”, organized in Tuticorin, 23.03.2001.
  • National Seminar on “Marine and Coastal Ecosystems: Coral and Mangrove – Problems and Management Strategies”, organized in Tuticorin, 26-27 September 2001.
  • National Seminar on “Marine biodiversity as a source of food and medicine”, organized in Tuticorin, 26-28 September 2002.
  • Training programme on “Coral Taxonomy”, organized in Tuticorin, August 2003.
  • National Seminar on “Reef ecosystem remediation”, organized in Tuticorin, 24-26 September 2003.
  • Training Programme on “Biodiversity Identification” for participants belonging to various Government Departments, organized in Tuticorin and O/o the Wildlife Warden, Ramanathapuram, 17, 18 & 20 January 2005.
  • National Seminar on “Marine plants, their chemistry and utilization”, jointly organized by SDMRI and Seaweed Research and Utilization Association in Tuticorin, 23-25 June 2005.
  • Workshop on “Environmental monitoring Plan and Guidelines for Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP)”, organized by Tuticorin Port Trust in collaboration with SDMRI and Annamalai University, Madurai, 15.07.2005.
  • Launch of WWF Report and Panel Discussion on the “Impact of climate change on Global Fisheries”, organized by WWF-India in collaboration with SDMRI and MSSRF, Chennai, 05.12.2005.
  • National training workshop on “Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Assessment for Conservation and Sustainable Utilization”, organized in Tuticorin, 20-24 March 2006.
  • Training workshop for strengthening capacity of officers of State Fisheries Department, Forest (Wildlife) Department and other stakeholder departments to understand the marine biodiversity richness of Gulf of Mannar, its current status of conservation and remedial measures, Jointly organized by Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust and SDMRI, Tuticorin, 15-17 November 2006.
  • Training workshop for strengthening capacity of field level staff of State Fisheries Department, Forest (Wildlife) Department and other stakeholder departments to understand the marine biodiversity richness of Gulf of Mannar, its current status of conservation and remedial measures, Jointly organized by Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust and SDMRI, Tuticorin, 27 November – 01 December 2006.
  • International training workshop on “Coral Reef Livelihood Initiative”, jointly organized by SACEP / IUCN / SDMRI, in Tuticorin, 27 January – 08 February 2007.
  • National seminar on “Global Warming and Coastal Ecosystems”, organized by SDMRI in collaboration with IUCN and CORDIO, Tuticorin, 08.06.2007.
  • Training workshop on “Identification of scheduled marine animals” for the enforcement officials of various government departments, jointly organized by SDMRI and Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, at Tuticorin, 04-06 October 2007.
  • Training workshop on “Identification of scheduled marine animals” for the field staff of enforcement field staff of various government departments, jointly organized by SDMRI and Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, at Tuticorin, 27-29 November 2007.
  • Training workshop on “Identification of scheduled marine animals” for the field staff of enforcement field staff of various government departments of Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Virudhunagar and Tuticorin Districts, jointly organized by SDMRI and Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve Trust, at Tuticorin, 26-28 November 2008.
  • National brainstorming workshop on “the current status, threats and conservation measures of coral reefs in India”, organized jointly by SDMRI, coordinated by Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India at Tuticorin during 29-30 December 2008.
  • “Seminar cum training for Environmental Journalists focusing on Coastal Management”, jointly organized by SDMRI and Further Education of Journalists (Fojo) in Sweden, at Tuticorin, 26 October – 06 November 2009. Sponsor: Fojo, Sweden.
  • “Seminar cum training for Environmental Journalists focusing on Coastal Management (Follow up programme)”, jointly organized by SDMRI and Further Education of Journalists (Fojo) in Sweden, at Tuticorin, 19-23 April 2010.
  • Workshop on “Climate change and its effect on marine environment”, organized jointly by SDMRI and Holy Cross Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School on 08 July 2010.
  • Theme meeting on “Applications of radiation on Marine Products and food preservation” to researchers and industries, organized by SDMRI at Tuticorin during 29-30 July 2010.
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