The Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography (NIO) is hosting an international conference on the East Sea in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa , with the participation of nearly 200 domestic and foreign experts and scientists.
many as 150 reports and scientific research works reviewing NIO’s
90-year oceanographic operation in Vietnam’s waters and surrounding
areas will be delivered to the three-day conference, which opened on September 12.
Orientations for developing marine research and cooperation programmes between Vietnam and other countries in the field are expected to be put forth as scientists and experts raised the need for Vietnam to establish a synchronous and highly effective strategy for marine scientific research.
According to NIO Deputy Director Vo Si Tuan, over the past
nine decades, NIO has carried out 1,100 research works, with many
having a high degree of applicability, contributing largely to
exploiting and protecting the East Sea .
In the coming time, the institute will continue conducting basic scientific research on oceanography, bio-diversity, marine resources, and the application of technology in marine management in the country’s water areas, he said.
Nguyen Tac An, President of the UNESCO’s Inter-Governmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) in Vietnam, mentioned the future coordination with research programmes of the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (IOC/WESTPAC).
The programmes involve mitigating the impacts
of global climate change, minimising natural disaster consequences,
preserving oceanic eco-system and building policies for the sustainable protection of the environment, coastal, sea and ocean resources.-VNA