Contact Details

Nansen Environmental Research Centre (India),
Amenity Centre,
Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies,
Madavana Junction, Panangad P.O,
Kochi-682506., Kerala, INDIA.

Tel: +91-484-2703351
cell: +91-94473-25564



To serve the society through advancing knowledge on Climate system including Marine and Coastal environment for sustainable development by promoting inter disciplinary research and education cooperation programme in the spirit of Fridtjof Nansen.

Main scientific research areas of NERCI are:

1.Monsoon and ocean variability, Climate change, Sea level variations

2.Marine Ecosystem studies including algal blooms

3.Coastal Zone Management and Societal issues.



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.

  • Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Bergen, Norway
  • Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Nansen‐Zhu International Research Centre, Beijing, China.
  • Nansen Scientific Society, Bergen, Norway.
  • Terra Orbit AS – a research company, Bergen, Norway.

NERCI capitalize on the joint expertise of the Nansen Group.


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.


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