National & International Cooperation
A MoU between Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Nansen Environmental Remote Sensing Center, University of Bergen, Norway and NERCI was signed on 18 January 2008. The MoU focuses on development of bilateral cooperation in operational oceanography and ocean modeling. In 2008 Dr. Sudheer Joseph, scientist from INCOIS has undergone two months training in HYCOM Indian Ocean Model at NERSC, Bergen funded by Nansen Scientific Society and is being implemented at INCOIS. The cooperation will start with two joint Indian Ph.D. students in ocean modeling and data assimilation in the year 2009.
Under the MoU from 2007 with Anna University, Chennai, India and Nansen Group of Research Institutions in Norway, India, China and Russia, Ms. Manohari V., master student from Institute of Remote Sensing, Anna University was trained at Mohn‐Sverdrup Centre, NERSC, Bergen in 2008 on HYCOM modeling applications for the Indian Ocean.
Dr. M.S. Madhusoodanan from NERCI has received POGO‐SCOR International Visiting Fellowship and Nansen Scientific Society Fellowship for the year 2008 to undertake training in Ocean modeling at Mohn-Sverdrup Centre, Bergen.