PANAJI: Nearly 100 young scientists from 26 countries converged in Goa on February 11 and 12 to discuss the importance of better understanding the global change and its implications on the planet.
The meeting was inaugurated by S Rajan, director, National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research.
Past Global Changes (PAGES) is a project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), set up by the International Council of Science, with a contribution of nearly 5,000 scientists worldwide. The meeting is a prelude to a larger congregation of the 4th PAGES open science meeting to be held from February 13 to16 which will be attended by more than 450 participants from 44 countries. The conference is being organized by Goa-based National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research and supported by the Union ministry of earth sciences.