Announcing MECOS 3

The year 2020 is the time for the 3rd International Symposium on Marine Ecosystems Challenges and Opportunities (MECOS3) organized by the Marine Biological Association of India (MBAI). The previous 2 MECOS's have been outstanding successes. MECOS2 brought together marine scientists, researchers and teachers from all over the world. In all, 628 authors, including four invited keynote speakers contributed and the presenting authors were from 49 affiliations such as research institutions, universities, colleges and NGOs.

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07 / January / 2020

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17 / December / 2019

List of Registered Participants Published

List of Registered Participants Published

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21 / December / 2019

Online Registration Closed

Online Registration Closed

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06 / December / 2019

Abstract Submission Closed

Abstract Submission Closed

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Focal Themes

The Venue

Central Marine Fisheries
Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi

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Lead Speakers

P. K. Krishnakumar

Dr P. K. Krishnakumar

Senior Consultant, KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
Role of Blue Carbon Habitats in Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change
Sahar Fahmy Mehanna

Prof (Dr) Sahar Fahmy Mehanna

Director, NIOF, Red Sea Branch, Egypt
Challenges faced by small-scale fisheries and its sustainable development
E. Vivekanandan

Dr E. Vivekanandan

Former Principal Scientist, CMFRI, Chennai
Have IWPA Schedules helped in conserving marine ETP species in India?
N. Venugopalan

Dr N. Venugopalan

Programme Manager, ICSF Trust, Chennai
Implementing the SSF Guidelines at the National and Subnational Levels: Challenges and Opportunities
Petri Suuronen

Dr Petri Suuronen

Programme Director, Blue Bioeconomy Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
New developments in green fishing technologies
Yugraj Singh Yadava, PhD

Dr Yugraj Singh Yadava, PhD

Director, BOBP, Chennai
Development of Tuna Value Chain in South India
Sanjay Chaturvedi

Prof Sanjay Chaturvedi

Dean, South Asian University, New Delhi
Meeting SDG 14 goals in Indian context
V. Vivekanandan

Dr V. Vivekanandan

Role of fishermen societies in fisheries management
John Kurien PhD

Prof (Dr) John Kurien PhD

Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, India
Indian Marine Fisheries: Plausible Pathways into the Future
Rajeev Raghavan

Dr Rajeev Raghavan

Assistant Professor, KUFOS, Kochi
Towards zero extinction: the barometer of India's marine life
K. K. Vijayan

Dr K. K. Vijayan

Director, CIBA, Chennai
Exploring the concept of Ecosystem Approach to Brackishwater Aquaculture (EABA)
G. Gopakumar

Dr G. Gopakumar

Former Principal Scientist, CMFRI, Vizhinjam
Marine Finfish breeding using RAS
K. V. Rajendran

Dr K. V. Rajendran

Principal Scientist, CIFE, Mumbai
New paradigms in invertebrate immunity with special reference to crustaceans
Kartik Shankar

Dr Kartik Shankar

Associate Professor, Centre for Ecological Sciences, IIS, Bangalore
Engaging communities in monitoring the role of citizen science in marine conservation
Pranab Mukhopadhyay

Prof (Dr) Pranab Mukhopadhyay

Professor, GOA University
Marine Ecosystems Are economists just bystanders
Krishna R. Salin

Dr Krishna R. Salin

Associate Professor, Asian Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand
Eco-friendly and energy efficient aquaculture systems in Asia
Kajal Chakraborty

Dr Kajal Chakraborty

Senior Scientist,CMFRI, Kochi
Marine natural products as novel molecular scaffolds for pharmaceutical applications
Nguyen Quang Huy

Dr Nguyen Quang Huy

Research Institute for Aquaculture No.1 Dinh Bang –Tu Son – Bac Ninh
Recent development in marine fish farming in Vietnam
K. Ambasankar

Dr K. Ambasankar

Principal Scientist, CIBA, Chennai
Indigenous Microfeeds for Indian aquaculture and Aquariculture Challenges and opportunities
Vijay Anand P. E.

Dr Vijay Anand P. E.

Deputy Regional Lead U.S Soybean Export Council
Fish Feed Industry in India Past Progress and Future Interventions
N. K. Sanil

Dr N. K. Sanil

Senior Scientist, CMFRI, Kochi
Tackling diseases in farmed aquatic animals
Edouard Le Bart

Mr Edouard Le Bart

Regional Director Marine Stewardship Council, London
Eco labelling – A Global review of Marine Stewardship Council’s Blue Label Certification
C. N. Ravisankar

Dr C. N. Ravisankar

Director, CIFT, Kochi
Recent trends in fish processing



Past Events


International Symposium on Marine Ecosystems – Challenges and Opportunities, 9-12 February 2009, Cochin

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COMAD 2018

The Marine Biological Association of India is organizing a National Conference on Marine Debris (CoMaD 2018), in April 2018.

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The Marine Biological Association of India is organizing the international symposium, MECOS2, on Marine Ecosystems - Challenges and Opportunities.

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Lead Organisers


Dr. A. Gopalakrishnan

Chairman, Organizing Committee, MECOS3
President, Marine Biological Association of India & Director, CMFRI

Dr. K. Sunil Mohamed

Convenor, MECOS3
Principal Scientist, CMFRI

Dr. V. Kripa

Co-Convenor, MECOS3
Principal Scientist, CMFRI

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