Our Director


Dr. M. Ravichandran


e-mail : mravi@ncaor.gov.in

Dr. M. Ravichandran has assumed charge as  Director, NCAOR, Goa on November 02, 2016.

He obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from University of Pune. He worked as a Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune during the year 1988 to 1997 in the field of Atmospheric Science.

Later he moved to National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT), Chennai in the year 1997. He was working in the field of Ocean Observing System (Marine Meteorology) at ESSO-NIOT until 2001. He joined as a Scientist at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS) in the year 2001. Presently he is working in the field of Physical Oceanography, mainly dealing with ocean observing System and ocean modeling.


Research Interest

1.  Atmospheric Physics & Ocean Dynamics

2.  Marine Meteorology & Air-sea interaction

3.  Ocean Observing Systems

4.  Ocean Modeling


Member of International committee / bodies

1.  Co-Chair, CLIVAR/IOC-GOOS Indian Ocean Region Panel  [http://www.clivar.org/clivar-panels/indian]

2.  Member, International Argo Steering Team  [http://www.argo.ucsd.edu/]

3.  Member, SIBER (Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemical and Ecological Research ) Scientific Steering Committee [http://www.incois.gov.in/Incois/siber/siber.jsp]


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