Odisha Environment Congress (OEC), first launched in the year 2010 by HDF-cDAR, Centre for Environment and Development (CED), Thiruventhapuram and Regional Museum of Natural History (RMNH) has become an annual scientific event in Odisha.
OEC provides unique opportunities to academicians, researchers, scientists, planners & policy formulators, students and practitioners for learning,interaction and being introduced to the latest technologies and trends in specific theme areas focusing on environment. It provides opportunity for presentation and publication on Odisha specific research based articles in the chosen theme related to environment besides many other activities like regional workshops, competitions on the theme among school and college students, exhibitions, young scientists award etc. Focal themes of previous years were “Water and Environment” in 2010, “Forest and Environment” in 2011, “Energy and Environment” in 2012, “Agriculture and Environment” in 2013 and “Climate Change and Environment” in 2014. The Forest and Environment Department of Govt of Odisha has been a collaborator of this scientific event regularly along with other departments of the Govt.