Dr Komal Verma,
assistant professor in the department of geology, Institute of Science, BHU
will take part in the expedition for two months between October to December
D r Komal Verma,
assistant professor in the department of geology, Institute of Science from
Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has been invited to participate in the
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) expedition 397 in the Atlantic
ocean as a micropaleontologist.
Dr Verma will take part in the expedition for two months between
October to December this year; representing India in this expedition
Dr Verma will be
representing India in this expedition and will be carrying out research onboard
JOIDES energy recourses.
in this upcoming expedition will provide an unprecedented opportunity for
advanced research and teaching in ocean science at par with international
standards in BHU university and in the country nation by way of international
collaborations with eminent shipboard scientists," said BHU
The laboratory of
the department of geology in BHU working in the field of oceanography and
micropalaeontology is the centre for the study of global oceanic and climate
change on Earth in the last several thousand years and the impact of this
change on marine evolution and marine organisms, says the university.
In this center,
several programmes of IODP are ongoing under the supervision of Prof Arun Deo
Singh who is also credited for several renowned types of research and
achievements in this area under IODP research programmes.
Dr Verma is a PhD student under
“The selection of
Dr Verma for this expedition is a great matter of pride for the university as
IODP is the most prestigious and premier international organization in the
world directed towards advanced ocean research and technologically the most
advanced research vessel. The participating scientists are selected from
international groups of experts in marine sciences," added the university.