Future of Natural Resources ( Hydrocarbons, Rare Earth Metals and Blue Economy)" to be organised by MEA in collaboration with MoES on 29 October 2021 from 1630 hrs to 1800 hrs IST

As on 27.10.2021

Ministry of External Affairs


Ministry of Earth Sciences

Virtual Conference

Future of Natural Resources

(Hydrocarbons, Rare Earth Metals and Blue Economy)

DATE: 29 October 2021                                                                                            TIME: 1630-1800 IST


INAUGURAL SESSION (Virtual format)

Opening Remarks – Ms. Manika Jain, Additional Secretary (OIA-II)

Inaugural Address Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs

Vote of Thanks Ms. Ankita Mittal, Under Secretary (OIA-II)


Moderator: Dr. T. Srinivasa Kumar, Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Systems (INCOIS), Hyderabad


Dr. Sasi Nayar, Phytoplankton Biologist, South Australian Research and Development Institute - Aquatic Sciences, Australia.

Prof. Satish Singh, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France.

Dr. Ravail Singh, German Center for Marine Biodiversity Research, Germany.

Dr. Shyam Chand, Center for Arctic Gas Hydrates, Norway.

Dr. Prashant Jadhawar, Lecturer in Petroleum Engineering,University of Aberdeen, UK

Dr. Hanumant Singh, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), USA.

Dr. K.A. Kamesh Raju, National Center for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, India.

Concluding Remark - Dr. T. Srinivasa Kumar



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