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

There is a general concern that the marine ecosystems are under stress due to several anthropogenic impacts such as fishing, pollution due to domestic and industrial effluents, climate change, dredging, navigation, exotic species etc. This stress is leading to ecosystem deterioration, loss in biodiversity and stakeholder upheavals. On the other hand, it is also recognized that the goods and services provided by marine ecosystems are not adequately and optimally utilized, and there is scope for potential use of the ecosystems for consumptive and non-consumptive purposes.

MECOS 09 recognizes these challenges and opportunities and recommends the following options for conservation and optimum use of the marine ecosystems:

View Reccomendations View MECOS report in Indian Journal of Marine Sciences

MECOS 2009 Publications:


MECOS 2009 Souvenir
Book of Abstract
Programme Guide


MECOS 1 Picture Gallery


First Day         Second Day            Third Day       Fourth Day         IIOE & Dinner