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Ocean Communication
by DR. BALASAHEB G KULKARNI (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Although oceans play a vital role for human being , most of people are not aware what ocean gives us and why it is essential to protect and conserve marine resources. Even human settlement around coastal zones is not much aware about importance of the oceans. Maharashtra state located on west coast of India is endowed with a coast line of 720 KM and large population is dependent on marine resources.

But students, fisher and public in large is unaware of ocean acidification, hazards of plastic to marine life, and effects of human disturbances to coastal ecosystems. It is need of time to spread awareness of the oceans among the masses is very important.

Therefore a program on ocean communication is planned to make people aware of the ocean wealth and its protection.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
August 2017
workshop on importance of the oceans
December 2017
Arranging lectures in schools
January 2018
Taking children to the coastal zones for observation
October 2017
Direct communication with fishers
In-kind contribution
Collection materials for distribution
Other, please specify
fund generation for future programs
Other, please specify
Selection of fishermen colony and schools
Staff / Technical expertise
Volunteers appointment
Basic information
Time-frame: 8 May 2017 - February 2018
College of Science and Technology
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
students , fisher, society
Contact information
BALASAHEB KULKARNI, DR, balasahebk@yahoo.com, +919869466853
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