India Expands Its Research Activities in the Arctic


NCPOR, a research Institute located in Vasco, Goa (Photo: Wikimedia Commons).

India’s National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research is looking at expanding its research activities in the Arctic region in line with the country’s strategy to become a significant player in scientific development in the polar regions.

The National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) is India’s premier R&D institution responsible for the country’s research activities in the polar and Southern Ocean realms.

After nearly 25 years of existence, the NCPOR now stands at a crossroads as we are expanding our footprints across the Arctic starting with the Canadian High Arctic in 2023 and Greenland in 2024, said NCPOR director during Antarctica Day celebrations, on 1 December.

The NCPOR’s collaborations in scientific activities with other nations have also grown enormously, with scientific publications fetching the research institute international repute, he added.

This year, India is also supporting neighbouring countries like Bangladesh and Mauritius to take part in an Antarctic expedition, NCPOR director continued.

India will host the 46th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) in Kochi. The event provides an immense opportunity for India to showcase its achievements and future priorities.

Source: The Times of India