A three-day International conference cum exhibition on Technology of the Sea is being organised by the Indian Maritime University Visakhapatnam campus and Institution of Naval Architects.

The three-day conference beginning on Thursday will have 39 technical papers and eight papers by students spread over eight technical sessions. Due to paucity of time two sessions will be held simultaneously, Director Indian Maritime University, Visakhapatnam Campus S.C. Misra told the media here on Tuesday.

While the inaugural is to be held at the Manasi Auditorium of the NSTL, the technical sessions and the exhibition will be conducted on the campus, he said. Professor R.P Gokarn, Prof K Hasegawa of Okinawa University, Dr. M. Sudhakar, Scientist G of Ministry of Earth Sciences, and Prof Chengi Kuo of University of Strathclyde would deliver keynote address. Mr. Misra said.