A talk by chief scientist of National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa, MR Ramesh Kumar on the topic ‘Weather and Climate of India: Role of Oceans’ will be held today at 11 a.m. at Museum of Goa (MOG), Pilerne.
Kumar has participated in several oceanographic cruises on board the research vessels Gaveshini and Sagar Kanya in different parts of the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and south Indian Ocean. He recently participated in the national program called Arabian Sea Monsoon Experiment (ARMEX). His most important achievement in research cruises has been the participation as a member of the sixth Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica from 1986-1987. His research interests are air sea interaction, monsoons, cyclones, climate change, and Antarctic oceanography.
His talk will focus upon the weather and climate conditions of India. He has also delivered lectures for The National Natural Remote Management System Training Conducted by NIO.
Kumar was awarded ‘Dr N K Panikar Memorial Award’ for obtaining first rank in MSc Meteorology from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi in 1981; ‘Prof P R Pisharoty Memorial Award’ for the year 2003 for work in the field of remote sensing (this award was previously known as National Remote Sensing Award) and is being given by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India, he has also received ‘Vikram Sarabhai Award’ from the Kerala Citizens Forum, Trichur, Kerala in March, 2012.
He has more than 77 research publications in national and international journals of science citation index, also several papers published in proceedings of the national / international seminar, conference and workshop etc.
(The talk is open to all.)