Medical First Aid

THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED

This course has been approved by the Director General of Shipping, Ministry of Surface Transport, Government of India.

Duration: Four days

Eligibility: Mandatory for all officers at operation level before being assigned on board.

Socio-economic Study of the Coastal People

Socio-economic Study of the Coastal People of West Bengal (1990-1991)

It is common knowledge that people living in the coastal areas of Bengal have been largely sidelined from the high road of development. What was lacking, however, was a scientific study based on primary data that could substantiate this belief and provide an index for the rectification of the existing situation.

Sea Explorers’ Institute initiated such a study to explore this field. The Socio-economic Study of the Coastal People of West Bengal, a project awarded by the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India, covered four villages. It revealed that not only did a yawning gap exist between coastal and upland regions, but also that a micro-level planning at the village level was needed for forging any consequential change in the economic condition of the region.

Geochemical Studies of the Hooghly Estuary

Geochemical Studies of the Hooghly Estuary up to Lower Long Stand (1988-91)

Like many of the largest metros of the world – London, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo – Calcutta too has developed on the peripheries of estuarine environment.

The City of Joy supports a wide spectrum of industries along with a teeming human population, the entire range of which largely uses the Hooghly estuary as a waste disposal ‘sink’.

Hence, this study of the geochemical characteristics of the Hooghly estuary was a valuable contribution to the existing volume of ecological research and environmental analysis. The project was sanctioned by the Department of Ocean Development, Government of India, and undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University, Department of Geology, Calcutta University, Port Trust Authority, Calcutta and the Indian Navy.