An interactive webinar was hosted on 16th July 2021. Dr Pranabes Sanyal, a retired IFS officer and former Addl Principal Chief Conservator of Forest, GoWB described comprehensively the ecology, flora and fauna of the world’s largest mangrove chunk – the Sundarbans.
He also brought to light the unique challenges and possibilities in the Sundarbans. More than 50 participants that included students, academia, environment conservationists, researchers attended the talk.
An interactive webinar was hosted on 6th July, 2021. Dr Punarbasu Chaudhuri, Assistant Professor at the Department of Environmental Science, University of Calcutta was the key speaker.
He was a member of the 39th Antarctic Expedition from India organised by the Ministry of Earth Sciences. He shared his experiences with 50 participants from academia, adventurers and divers.
It provided an insightful peek into the rigour or selection and training that undergoes before the expedition, the Bharti and Maitri Indian research stations in Antarctica and highlighted the natural wonders witnessed like the Aurora or the penguins and the seals.
An interactive webinar was hosted on 26th June, 2021 to reminisce the founder of Sea Explorers’ Institute, Dr Sheuli Chatterjee. It was attended by nearly 75 participants.
Some of the key speakers were Prof Saugata Roy, Cdr George Duke, Mrs Purnima Dutta, Dr Kalyan Rudra, Vice Admiral Bimalendu Guha, Dr Punarbasu Chaudhuri, Dr Anita Chattopadhyay Gupta and Dr Pranabes Sanyal.
Among the participants who shared their thoughts were Mani Shankar Aiyar, Sh Guleria of BSF, Admiral Shekhawat, Journalist Chitta Biswas