Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions sandpit event

Update - 31 August 2018: Unfortunately the Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions sandpit event planned for 11-13 September has had to be been postponed. We are working with our partners, India's Ministry of Earth Sciences, to determine the future of the programme and will post further updates here, when available.

Satellite view of Ganga Delta

11-13 September 2018
Kolkata, India

 This event has been postponed 

NERC are inviting applications from UK scientists to attend a joint sandpit event on the proposed Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions programme, in conjunction with India's Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), with support from the Newton-Bhabha Fund, in Kolkata the week commencing 11-13 September 2018.

NERC, working with MoES, are planning a major investment in research that will provide an improved understanding of how the Ganga Delta and Bay of Bengal are being impacted by climate change and human activity, and how the risks to the ecosystem services they provide can be mitigated.

The investment provides the opportunity for UK scientists to form substantial collaborations with Indian scientists to undertake research.

As an initial step to help build partnerships and facilitate collaboration, NERC and MoES will hold the sandpit event 11-13 September in Kolkata. The sandpit event will be an intensive workshop running over three days and will bring together approximately 40 academics from across the UK and India to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary research proposals, which will address challenges related to Ganga Delta - Bay of Bengal Interactions.

In order to participate, applicants must be available for the whole of the three-day sandpit event (plus one day either side will be needed for travel, which might include travel at the weekend) week commencing 10 September, and must also be able to obtain a visa and travel to India.

For more information, please read the below document before applying to attend the event.

Ganga Delta Bay of Bengal expression of interest for sandpit participants (PDF, 138KB)

The closing date for this event was 22 May 2018 and participants have now been selected. A list of participants is available below.

Ganga Delta Bay of Bengal sandpit participants list (PDF, 77KB)


Nicky Lewis
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