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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



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...


Dr. Smitha A Doctorate in Atmospheric Science from the Cochin University of Science and Technology in 2017, on “Wind induced upwelling and the response of surface chlorophyll in the Bay of Bengal”. Currently working in NERCI as DST SERB sponsored National Post Doctoral Fellow on “Impact of the developing hypoxia on primary productivity in the Eastern Arabian Sea -Implications on fishery”. Concurrent to her Ph.D. work, she also worked in NERCI in two consecutive projects funded by SAC-ISRO and European Union FP7 project INDO-MARECLIM. Ms. Smitha received the NF-POGO (Nippon Foundation - Partnership for Observation of Global Oceans) Read More...


Dr. Abish B Doctorate in Atmospheric Science from Cochin University of Science and Technology (2008-2011), with CSIR fellowship. 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. During his MTech dissertation at Space Physics Laboratory, (VSSC, Trivandrum), he was entrusted to associate with the ISRO-GBP land campaign, which was a major campaign conducted at the Indo-Gangetic Plain. He joined NERCI, after gaining experience in working in several projects at Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS, Trivandrum) and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL, Bangalore). Read More...


Poornima Rajan in Remote sensing and wireless sensor networks from Amrita University, Coimbatore. She joined NERCI as Junior Research Fellow under DST funded project entitled "Atmospheric carbon sequestration potential of trees in Kochi City under the changing environmental scenario "(2016 - 2019) on 3rd April 2016. The idea of the project is to estimate the sequestration potential of the city with the existing vegetation pattern, Projecting the carbon balance for business as usual scenario and potential scenario and suggest measures to be taken for a sustainable city. Under the present scenario it will be an important step to address environmental issues related to the developmental activities including metro rail work. Read More...


Arun K Post graduate in Meteorology from Cochin University of Science and Technology. Joined NERCI in June 2016, as junior research fellow in DST-SERB project titled as “Impact of atmospheric aerosols on the large-scale circulation over the Indian Summer monsoon region”.

Working Area: Aerosol and Indian Monsoon.



Shalin Saleem Post graduate in Meteorology from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). She joined NERCI as Research Associate under Indo-Mareclim project on 11th March 2013 and now working at CMFRI, Cochin. She avarded Ph. D. entitled ‘Application of ocean colour to study oceanographic and atmospheric characteristics off the southwest coast of India with special reference to upwelling’ to CUSAT. The study revealed the utility of chlorophyll a / diffuse attenuation coefficient (Kd) to address the closer spatial features of upwelling. Her doctoral work was carried out at Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi – 21 under the guidance Read More...


Mary Swapna George Completed her PhD programme at the Mohn-Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational Oceanography (MSC) at NERSC and NERCI. Her PhD programme was 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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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 and worked in NERCI. 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...



Dr. Felix Jose
Associate Professor, Marine & Ecological Sciences, Gulf Coast University,USA

Dr. Prasanth Divakaran
Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Dr.Roshin P. Raj
Researcher,NERSC, Bergen, Norway

Dr. Rahman Mankettikkara
Scientist Engineer, Universiy of Tromso, Norway

Dr. M. S. Madhusoodanan
Scientist, TERI, New Delhi

Dr. Chv.C. Jayaram
Scientist, NRSC-Calcutta (ISRO)

Dr. A. Jayakumar
Scientist, NCMRWF,New Delhi

Mrs. Archana Nair
Project Scientist, IIT, Orissa

Mrs. Chethana A

Mrs. Geetu Rose


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