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India Clean Seas 2016 to Focus on Marine Debris

Experts to discuss marine debris, garbage management, waste disposal, recycling, biofouling, ballast water management, and solutions to mitigate the effects.

India Clean Seas Conference (ICSC) 2016, 22-24 September, Holiday Inn Hotel, Goa, India will feature the theme 'Working for a Sustainable Marine environment" by addressing all aspects of marine debris, as well as providing industry with innovative technologies, strategies and best practices on how to build cleaner, more sustainable marine environment.

The conference will host more than 40 distinguished panelists and speakers. Keynote speakers include Deepak Shetty - IRS, Director General of Shipping & Additional Secretary to the Govt. of India, Dr. Stef-an Micallef, Director, Marine Environment Division, IMO, Atul Patne - IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Ma-harashtra Maritime Board, Capt. B. B. Sinha, CMD, The Shipping Corporation of India Limited, Gurupra-sad Rai M., Deputy Chairman, Mormugao Port Trust, A. K Gupta, Managing Director, India Ports Global Pvt. Ltd., Dilip Mehrotra, Secretary, IOMOU, Rajeev Nayyer, Director & CEO, Essar Oilfield Services In-dia Ltd.

This conference is a meeting of technologists, solution providers, government representatives work-ing towards addressing the issues which poses environmental, economic, health and aesthetic prob-lems. It is widely recognized that marine litter is a global problem and requires international coopera-tion and involvement of different stakeholders at all levels.

Participation from broad range of stakeholders like Maritime Boards, Pollution Control Boards, Port Authorities, Technology providers, Ship Owners, Recycling yards, Ship recyclers, classification societies, representatives from private sectors, research institutes shows the commitment of this conference to collectively address the need to develop regional action plan to protect the world`s oceans.

By sharing information across borders, initiating joint actions and identifying common goals this con-ference is the best platform that will make a difference in the collective fight against marine debris. The organizers are looking forward to welcome you all to the conference that will share new ideas and help build great relationships. To register or learn more about the ICSC 2016, click here.

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