Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are situated at Latitude 6°- 14° is north and Longitude -92°-94° in east consisting of 572 green emerald Islands, Islets and rocks almost all the Island are oriented in the north south direction like an arc and stretch over a length of about 912 km. Most of the Islands have originated because of volcanic eruption in the sea and few of them originated because of coral reef formation. All the islands together are biological and geological paradise, which are having indigenous biota and geological wonders. ... To do research in small and fragile area like this we have a number of scientific organization like Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Anthropological Survey of India (ASI), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Regional Medical Research Centre of ICMR, Fishery Survey of India (FSI), Department of Ocean Studies and Marine Biology, Department of Disaster Management, Department of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of geomagnetism and Geological Survey of India along with this JNRM (Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya) Department of Environment and Forests, Department of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Department of Fisheries also conducts research in different fields, however, there is no platform for them to present their research work. Hence a scientific society that called as Andaman Science Association was established in the year 1984. Andaman Science Association is an unique body that provides platform for those associated with the management of tropical and island agriculture, horticulture, fisheries, animal, veterinary sciences, marine sciences, biodiversity and its conservation, climate change and adaptation, tribal affairs, traditional knowledge and human science. Andaman Science Association was publishing a journal called the Journal of the Andaman Science Association from 1985. It was also conducting national and international symposium at Port Blair. So far we have published 17 volumes with two issues during the period 1985 to 2000. Subsequently there was lull of activities as most of the active members were transferred to mainland. Subsequently the association was revived on 15th December 2012 and remaining volume 18 to 20 with two issues was published. There is great demand of the journal in national and international institutions and is addressing particular niches were of island ecology and island agriculture having a multidisciplinary approach.
The Andaman Science Association focus and scope are:

- Provide and promote opportunity for contact and fellowship amongst scientists interested / engaged in different scientific pursuits.
- Publish a journal in English which shall be called “Journal of the Andaman Science Association” and Bulletins, Reports, Books and Newsletter as decided time to time, for the advancement of the aims of the Association.
- Hold seminars, symposia, colloquia and provide forum for interaction of different scientific and educational organizations working in these Islands.
- Discuss inter-disciplinary R & D Programmes relevant to these Islands.
- Undertake any activity that directly or indirectly serves the cause of the Association.

  • Dr Eaknath B Chakurkar

  • Dr.A.Velumurugan

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  1. Harmonizing Biodiversity and Climate change: Challenges and Opportunity, 17-19 April, 2015 held at CIARI, Port Blair

    • Sibnarayan Dam Roy, Awnindra K. Singh, P.M. Mohan, A. Velmurugan, I. Jaisankar, T. P. Swarnam, Jai Sunder, S. K. Zamir Ahmed, Venkatesh R. Thakur and K. Saravanan, 2015. Abstract Book. National Seminar on Harmonizing Biodiversity and Climate Change: Challenges & Opportunity, Andaman Science Association, Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair – 744 101
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