Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Chairman, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR), visited National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) Karachi on January 12, 2016 along with Muhammad Ishtiaque Rao Director Incharge, DRIP, Tandojam and Dr. Ghulam Murtaza, Senior Research Officer, PCRWR, Karachi. Dr. Asif Inam Director General, NIO, briefed about the research activities conducted by NIO. Dr. Samina and Dr. Nuzhat briefed about ongoing projects / research activities of NIO. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf briefly introduced R&D activities carried out by PCRWR and its outfits in the field of water management, Sea water intrusion, desertification control, saline agriculture, water quality and future plans of PCRWR to the professional of NIO. The Chairman PCRWR and Director General NIO agreed for collaborative research activities on Sea water intrusion and its impacts along the coastal belt in near future. The chairman PCRWR has also visited laboratories and research facilities available at NIO.