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Profile of NERCI Scientists

Prof. (Dr.) N.R. Menon is presently the leading scientist, Chairman of the Scientific Research advisory board and one of the Board Directors of NERCI. He is also an Emeritus Professor at School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India.His field of expertise is in Taxonomy and Ecology of Marine Foulers; Marine Biodeterioration; Marine Pollution Monitoring; Toxicology Biodiversity and coastal zone management. He has worked in various scientific capacities at different institutes for more than thirty years now. He has more than 150 scientific publications. He has worked as a senior scientist in International Indian Ocean Expedition. Read More...

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Prof. P.V. Joseph was for thirty-two years part of the India Meteorological Department, working in Geomagnetism, and in the operational jobs of Weather Prediction, Aviation Meteorology and Cyclone Warning. Served as Director of the Meteorological Training School of IMD at Pune where he taught tropical meteorology and weather prediction at advanced levels. After retiring from IMD in 1989 he took up various assignments in USA and India.Currently Dr. Joseph is Associate Scientist and Group Head at the Monsoon, Ocean variability and Climate change studies at NERCI and also Professor Emeritus at the Department of atmospheric science, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin. Read More...

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Dr. K. Ajith Joseph Presently the Executive Director of Nansen Environmental Research Centre - India (NERCI), a non profit research centre accredited by DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology for environment and climate research (http://www.nerci.in). Doctorate in Physical Oceanography from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India in 1998 with graduation in Mathematics and Masters in Oceanography. He joined NERCI as Scientist in 2000. He has more than fourteen years of research and ten years of project management experience with CUSAT and NERCI through various projects. He is also a member of the doctoral committee........ Read More...

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Dr. N. Nandini Menon Doctorate in Marine Biology from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India. She joined NERCI as Senior Scientist in 2009 and has fourteen years of post doctoral research experience and thirteen years of teaching experience. Had been working in CUSAT as Ad-hoc lecturer / Research Associate in projects funded by various national agencies like MoEF, DBT, CSIR, DST and MoES before joining NERCI. Also working as Guest faculty for M. Tech programme in Marine Biotechnology of CUSAT and M. Phil programme of Dept. of Chemical Oceanography of CUSAT.Has implemented independent project as PI under the DST –SERC ... Read More...

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Dr. Syam Sankar Doctorate in Marine Sciences From Goa University, Goa. He joined Nansen Environmental Research Centre – India in 2012 as a Project Scientist. Had been working at the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) as a Project Scientist before joining NERCI. He has completed his doctoral thesis titled “Annual and interannual variability of air-sea interaction processes over Indian Ocean in relation to monsoon activity in the Indian Subcontinent” at the Physical Oceanography Division of National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa. He has sufficient experience in studying the air-sea interaction... Read More...

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Dr. Abish B Doctorate in Atmospheric Science from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). His doctoral thesis is about the role of aerosols in modulating cloud properties over the north Indian region using satellite data. The outcome of his research advances knowledge on the aerosol-cloud interactions and its influence on the atmospheric circulations, which is a least explored facet over the location. He did his MTech dissertation at Space Physics Laboratory, (VSSC, Trivandrum). From there he was entrusted to associate with a major land campaign organized by ISRO where reputed research institutes in the country participated. Read More...

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A. Smitha Post graduate in Meteorology from Cochin University of Science and Technology. She has worked as Senior Research Fellow in the Oceanography Division of National Remote Sensing Centre (ISRO), Hyderabad, before joining NERCI in 2010 as a research fellow in the Oceansat II data utilization project funded by SAC-ISRO. Concurrent to her project work, she is also pursuing her PhD degree on the topic "The influence of wind on surface chlorophyll distribution in Bay of Bengal" at CUSAT. She has more than 7yrs of research experience in satellite data processing, ocean colour studies and, estimation of primary productivity using bio-optical algorithms. Read More...

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Mary Swapna George PhD student currently at the Mohn-Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational Oceanography (MSC) at NERSC. Her PhD programme is funded by Trond Mohn c/o Frank Mohn AS, Norway. Her studies comprises implementation and validation of the TOPAZ HYCOM model for the Indian Ocean and applications for meso-scale studies of the northern Indian Ocean .

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Dr. K. Shadananan Nair Consultant Senior research scientist at NERCI, has doctorate in Hydrometeorology from Cochin University of Science and Technology. With a post doctoral research experience of over 20 years, Nair is a member of many national and international research societies and is a visiting faculty at M. G. University, Kerala. He has also undergone advanced training in hydrometeorology and coastal zone simulation. He is also the executive Secretary of Centre for Earth Research and Environment Management, Kochi. Read More...

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Dr. Bindu G Doctorate in Meteorology from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India in 1998. She joined NERCI as Project Scientist in 2012. She has fourteen years of post doctoral research and teaching experience. She had worked as Assistant Professor in Arbaminch University, Ethiopia. She was also coordinator for MPhill Environmental Sciences in SB College and also worked as Guest faculty in CUSAT & MG University. She has implemented independent projects in CUSAT, funded by various national agencies like CSIR & DST and also has worked in different projects funded by MoEF & USAID in CUSAT, NEERI & KSSP before joining NERCI. She is an Environmetal Consultant for different Consultancies like ENTEC, KITCO & ENVIROTECH. Read More...

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Sachin Pavithran A.P. He had done his BSc-Botany from Govt Arts & Science College Calicut and later pursue his Masters degree in Business Economics(MBE) and MPhil in Appled Economics from Cochin University Of Science & Technology.He had involved in a project of Planning Commission of India entitled “Evaluation of ITI, ITC & ATS scheme 2010-2011 under Nodal Centre for Kerala CUSAT.He also involved in various projects of CRDAT & CSSEIPtwo prominent centres of CUSAT. He also had an academic experience of working as a Guest Lecturer (Industrial management & Economics)at Govt Engg College Idukki. Read More...

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Support Staff

Mr. KS. Hariharan graduate in commerce, is the financial manager and chief accountant of NERCI. He has more than 40 years of experience in administration and accounting at NORINCO Pvt. Ltd., a shipping engineering company based in Cochin.

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Mr. Manuel Prakasia joined NERCI administration in 2008 after having more than 18 years of service at the office of Department of Physical Oceanography, Cochin University of Science and Technology.

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