Technical Committee meeting for the closure of OBS contract

OBS technical committee held a meeting on 19th February 2021 via virtual conferencing to look into the fulfilment of work executed by KUM, Germany for the closure of the contract "Deployment and retrieval of passive Ocean Bottom Seismometers in the Indian Ocean" between NCPOR and KUM.

 IODP FORUM and Program management office (PMO) meetings

  1. Dr. Dhananjai K Pandey (IODP-India), participated in the bi-annually held IODP FORUM meeting on May 6, 2021.
  2. During Oct. 11 - Oct. 13, 2021, Dr. O.P. Mishra (Program Head, MoES), Dr. Arun Gupta (Scientist-E, MoES), and Dr. Dhananjai Pandey (NCPOR, Goa) participated in the IODP Forum and PMO meeting held in Rome (hybrid mode). The delegates discussed about the future course of scientific ocean drilling till 2023 and beyond.

Bilateral meeting

A series of bilateral (one-on-one) meetings were held with the platform providers (USA, ECORD, and Japan) with IODP-India to discuss the future course of IODP beyond 2024.

IODP Science Evaluation Panel (SEP) meeting  

Dr. Nisha Nair (NCPOR, Goa) and Dr. Rajeev Saraswat (NIO, Goa) participated in the IODP SEP meetings (online) as representatives to SITE and SCIENCE sub-panels respectively for the evaluation of scientific drilling proposals from 27- 30 July, 2021 and from 11th - 13th January 2022.

Annual IODP-India review meeting

The annual review meeting of IODP-India funded projects was held on 10th August 2021 via video conferencing to assess and evaluate the progress of IODP- India funded projects; reviewing of new post cruise science proposals and for release of grants.