New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish collaborative guidelines between the National Institute for Environmental Studies, (NIES) Japan and Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), India.
“The MoU was signed to carry out and implement joint research on air quality and climate change”,said the statement.
The area under which both the organisations will work as follows, Joint use and operation of scientific instruments, Exchange of scientific and technical information on observing methods, Joint analysis of observational data and making scientific reports, Joint educational and research activities, Exchange of visiting scholars, including PhD students for the purpose of conducting research and Joint scientific workshops and/or seminars.
Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES) is an Autonomous Research Institute established under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
ARIES is a centre of excellence for research in Astronomy & Astrophysics and Atmospheric Sciences. It carries out research on air pollution and climate change on earth, formation and evolution of sun, stars and galaxies.
The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) is Japan’s only research institute that undertakes a broad range of environmental research in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive manner. NIES works to produce scientific findings on environmental protection.
NIES is working on research projects that include consolidating the institute’s research foundation through basic research, data acquisition and analysis, preservation and provision of environmental samples.