During the high level delegation from Portugal led by their Prime Minister Mr. Antonio Costa to the CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), it was agreed upon to extend the existing collaborative research programs as well as to initiate new programs in the fields of marine robotics, global navigation systems and microbial biotechnology.
On the occasion of the visit of the Prime Minister of Portugal to the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, India, Luis Sebastião from IST presented the MEDUSA DEEP SEA project to the Marine Instrumentation group of NIO. IST and NIO have been collaborating for the past 15 years and new avenues for research are being discussed including the deep sea, capitalizing on the results of the MEDUSA DEEP SEA project. As the project title says, let's continue "Opening the deep sea frontier".
”That Portugal is keen on developing joint programmes with India in the field of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and also to look at deep sea resources”.
Mr. Manuel Heitor, Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education