National Seminar on
Climate Change and Coastal Ocean Processes (CCCOP-2019)
(Co-sponsored by India Meteorological Department, Govt. of India)
4-5 July 2019, IIT Delhi


Background
Ocean Society of India (OSI) is a registered professional society started in 2006. Since then, the Society has grown considerably with the active support received from the Ocean Science and Technology Community. The OSI has about 500 life members across the country. In the past, the OSI conducted many national conferences related to diverse scientific and technological themes. The main thrust of the present Seminar is focused on ‘Coastal Ocean Processes and its Response to Climate Change’. This Seminar provides a platform to bring together scientists, academicians, researchers, engineers, technologists in addressing some of the issues related to the thrust area. Based on the trust area, some scientific themes are identified to address in more focused way.

Introduction
Coasts are highly dynamic and it is important to understand them in relation to the physical processes that shape it. The changes that are happening on the coast, particularly with the climate change, are becoming increasingly important.
It is a well-known fact that the sea surface temperature (SST) is increasing as a result of global warming. The projected changes in the tropical cyclone activity is strongly correlated with the projected changes in tropical SST. This will result in increase of tropical cyclone potential intensity and hence probability of having stronger cyclones. Sea level rise near the coast is an important area of concern due to thermal expansion and net melting of land ice and sea ice. Some of the important processes which affect the coastal inhabitants are storm surges generated by tropical cyclones, particularly, in view of climate change. Understanding of regional sea level rise with its variability and coastal ecosystem are important environmental drivers in a changing climate scenario.
The Seminar focusses on recent developments in the application of numerical modelling and simulation in understanding coastal ocean processes and improving capabilities for their prediction. The Seminar covers probabilistic approaches and risk assessment, advanced numerical methods, climate change in the coastal ocean, physics-ecosystem interactions. It will also cover novel coastal oceanographic measurements and analysis techniques.

Registration :
A nominal registration fee would be required for attending the conference.
For Scientists and Faculty : Rs 1000
Students : Rs 500
Members of OSI : Rs. 500 (for Scientists) and Rs. 250 (Students)
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Important Dates :
Last Date for Submission of Abstract : 10 May 2019
Announcement of Abstract acceptance : 20 May 2019
Submission of extended abstracts : 10 June 2019
National Seminar : 4-5 July 2019