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    The NOC and VIGMR sign a Memorandum of Understanding focused on marine science knowledge transfer

NOC partners with Vietnam on Marine Science Knowledge Exchange

Jan 26 2018 Read 466 Times

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Autumn by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the Vietnam Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources (VIGMR) will result in the building of technical programmes for knowledge transfer and research collaboration around areas of marine science affecting local and global communities.

Both the NOC and VIGMR recognise the important role of marine science in the sustainable use of clean energy, minerals and other resources, protecting people and property from natural disasters, wealth creation, environmental protection and enhancement of the quality of life.

Kevin Forshaw, NOC Associate Director of Enterprise and Innovation, and agreement signatory said, “The NOC is committed to forging mutually beneficial international partnerships with other world-leading institutes. We look forward to building a strong relationship with Vietnam and the VIGMR for the benefit of the oceans and society.”

The signing took place after a three day workshop, hosted by the VIGMR in Hanoi, where the specific areas of interest for assistance in multidisciplinary research were discussed. The workshops were attended by leading researchers from the NOC (UK), the British Geological Survey (UK), Heriot-Watt University (UK), VIGMR (Vietnam) and other local partners with interests in marine science and technology.

Collaboration will focus on both marine technologies and expertise, as well as scientific knowledge on coastal protection, water quality and sustainable operations. Impacts from this collaborative multidisciplinary research will address some of Vietnam’s current marine challenges including management of marine resources and marine pollution.

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