Dr Naqvi elected as TWAS Fellow

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Panaji, Nov 17 (UNI) Dr S W A Naqvi, a senior scientist of the National Institute Oceanography (NIO), has been elected as a fellow of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for his outstanding contribution to science and its promotion in the developing World.

He was elected as a Fellow at the 19th General Meeting of TWAS, held in Mexico city, recently, according to a release issued here today.

TWAS, the Academy of Science for the developing world, is an autonomous international organisation, founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a distinguished group of scientists under the leadership of the late nobel laureate Abdus Salam of Pakistan. It was officially launched by the secretary general of the United Nations (UN) in 1985 in abid to promote scientific excellence and capacity in the south for Science-based sustainable development.

Dr Naqvi has over 33 years research experience in multi-disciplinary oceanographic research in the Indian ocean. He also has a vast shipboard experience, participating in over 50 research cruises. He had over 100 publications in national and international journals and is also the recipient of many awards, including the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Prize (Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean& Planetary Sciences) in the year 1966 and the Vigyan Ratna- for 2003-04.

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