Start Time
September 23, 2023
5:30 PM
End Time
September 23, 2023
7:00 PM
AB 1/101
IIT Gandhinagar

Event Description

Dear All,

Warm greetings from the Earthwise Society at IIT Gandhinagar!

Ever wondered what it's like to live and work on a ship? How does it feel to unravel past climates and sea levels by looking at the seabed?

To know all about this, we have Dr. Pankaj Khanna LIVE aboard the MMA Valour to answer all your questions. In the lecture series, we will have Dr. Pankaj Khanna give us a view of the ship, a brief overview of what to expect, and how to live and work in such exciting conditions!

Join us as we embark on a captivating journey to unveil the enigmas concealed beneath the depths of submerged coral reefs and their pivotal role in deciphering Earth's historical climate transformations.

Event Details:

Location: AB 1/101

Date: 23rd September 2023 (Saturday)

Time: 5:30 PM onwards

Speaker - Dr. Pankaj Khanna

Interaction-cum-lecture Topic: IODP 389: IODP 389: LIVE FROM MMA VALOUR

About the IODP: The International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) continues its remarkable mission to unravel Earth's history by exploring marine sediments and rocks. Expedition 389 is dedicated to the investigation of the Hawaiian drowned reefs. These submerged coral formations hold priceless insights into sea level fluctuations and climatic variations spanning the past half a million years.

About the Speaker: Dr. Pankaj Khanna

We are privileged to host Dr. Pankaj Khanna, an Assistant Professor at IIT Gandhinagar, as our distinguished speaker for this event. Dr. Khanna's profound expertise in sedimentology and marine research has made him an indispensable member of the IODP Expedition 389 team aboard the MMA Valour, the drillship set to unveil the secrets of the Hawaiian reefs.

For more information and inquiries, please contact us at You may also reach out to Shraddha at +91-8903557702 or Shikha at +91-965473855.

We kindly request you to save the date and join us for an intellectually stimulating evening of exploration and enlightenment. Together, let's unravel the captivating narratives concealed within the profound depths of our oceans!

Best Regards,


Earth Sciences, IIT Gandhinagar

Teachers / Speakers

Pankaj Khanna
Assistant Professor