Contact Details

6A, Oxford Business Centre (6th Floor)
Sreekandath Road, Ravipuram
Kochi 682016,
Kerala, India

Tel: 0484-2383351
Fax: 0484-2353124


Welcome to NERCI

Nansen Environmental Research Centre India (NERCI) was established in 1999 as a joint venture between Indian and Norwegian partners. NERCI conducts basic and applied research projects in ocean and atmospheric sciences funded by national and international agencies, organizations and industry. It is a non‐profit environmental and climate research centre within the Nansen Group of research centres.

Research Activites

To make a significant contribution to environmental, climate and earth sciences research and application in India through local capacity building as well as increased regional and international cooperation. NERCI has expertise in development and implementation of algorithms for satellite remote sensing data analysis, numerical ocean and coastal models for ocean circulation and eco‐system studies as well as data assimilation techniques.


Organisation and participation in workshops and seminars. Dissemination of research results at conferences, in scientific journals, magazines, newspapers, television, radio and internet. Environmental impact assessment, Pollution monitoring and forecasting Coastal erosion monitoring and forecasting Extreme value statistics for design of offshore structures. Teaching specialized courses at the university level.

Latest News

NERCI FP7 project INDO-MARECLIM featured in the latest issue of ITB Infoservice of Kooperation International, a testimony of "Research presence of International actors in Asia". click for more details

Dr. P.V.Joseph article on “Role of Ocean in the variability of Indian Summer monsoon rainfall” is now featured online on Advances In Engineering.    Read more.....

India-EU workshop on Coastal Zone Management and Impact on Society


New Publication

"Role of Ocean in the Variability of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall" by Joseph P.V., 2014., Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp.723-738 DOI: 10.1007/s10712-013-9274-7.Read more.....

Spatio-temporal analysis of rainfall trends over a maritime state (Kerala) of India during the last 100 years, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 88, May 2014, Pages 123-132 Archana Nair, K. Ajith Joseph, K.S. Nair. click here