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IIT Kharagpur, UMass to explore 'blue economy'

IANS  |  Kharagpur 

IIT and the have signed a pact for collaborative research, training and exchange of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students, and academic and research information, an said on Friday.

The Memorandum of Understanding was inked on Thursday.

The two institutions have initiated discussions to formulate a joint international programme on marine science and technology targeting the huge potential of the 'blue economy', confirmed IIT in a

He said discussions are on about the way forward with Chancellor Dr. and Provost and Dr. of UMass Dartmouth.

focuses on interdisciplinary basic-to-applied marine sciences and the development of

Some of the focus areas are biogeochemical cycling, coastal ecosystem dynamics and restoration, computational modeling, marine renewable energy, ocean observing/and ocean physics.

IIT too, has been making significant impact in renewable energy, computer modeling, remote sensing, studying ecosystem of marine bodies, among other subjects.



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 18:54 IST