Visakhapatnam, December 10, 2005
Speakers at the inaugural session of a national seminar on tsunami and other coastal hazards on Saturday strongly recommended establishment of Natural Hazards Research Centre in Andhra University. Noted scientist TS Murty of University of Ottawa, Canada inaugurated the seminar. The AU Vice Chancellor L.Venugopal Reddy was the chief guest of the seminar.
Andhra Pradesh having the longest coastline among all the maritime States of India and AU being the only university in the State located on the coast, its Department of Meteorology and Oceanography was best suited to locate NHRC, the convenor of the seminar, and Head of the Department Bhanu Kumar said.
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