It is now possible to carry out study activities in and around the villages of Man & Mangroves. Professor dr. K.C. Panda, the energetic head of the Department of Geography of the University of Odisha, is prepared to facilitate such activities. By request of colleagues from foreign universities or colleges he can arrange official invitations for foreign students. This is an absolute must for obtaining study visa from the Indian Embassy in your country of residence.
As and when required, he can also take care of your guidance. He himself is expert on biodiversity, climate change, and water management, in his region. Is necessary, he can approach other scientists at his university to guide students with other specialisms.
To be clear: do not expect any luxury! The university has a hostel, and Man & Mangroves can arrange for your stay in the propect area, but these facilities are basic and not free. We estimate the costs of lodging and boarding in the project area at EUR 7 p.p. per day, plus EUR 140 towards organization and guidance for a three weeks stay, irrespective of the number of participants.