BHU Prof invited for Atlantic ocean discovery programme
The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) assistant professor, Dr. Komal Mehta, has been invited to participate in the prestigious International Ocean Discovery Programme (IODP) Expedition 397 in the Atlantic Ocean as a micropalaeontology, during October-December, 2022.
Dr, Komal Mehta works in the Department of Geology. Dr. Mehta will be a part of the international team which will explore the potential of marine energy resources. The participating scientists are selected from international groups of experts in marine sciences.
According to the BHU spokesperson, she will be representing India in this expedition and will carry out research onboard ‘JOIDES RESOLUTION‘ along with international scientists from 17 countries including the UK, the US, Germany, Japan, China, and others.
Her participation in this upcoming expedition will provide an unprecedented opportunity for advanced research and teaching in ocean science at international standards to the university and nation by the international collaborations with eminent shipboard scientists.
According to the spokesman, the laboratory of the Department of Geology of BHU, working in the field of oceanography and micropalaeontology, is the center for the study of global oceanic and climate change and its impact of this change on marine evolution and organisms. Several programmes of IODP are going on here under the supervision of Prof Arun Deo Singh.
The selection of Dr. Verma is a great honour not only for herself but also for the Banaras Hindu University, as IODP is the most prestigious and premier international organization in the world directed towards advanced ocean research and technologically the most advanced research vessel, he added.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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