Major ongoing research projects


Sr. No.


Name & Address of the Institution


Hydrodynamics & Biogeochemistry of the Indian Ocean sector of Southern Ocean.

Dr. N. Anilkumar  - Principal Investigator

National Centre for Antarctic & Ocean Research (NCAOR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, Headland Sada, Vasco-da-Gama, Goa.


Photosynthetic efficiency of phytoplankton in the India sector of southern ocean during austral summer.

Dr. Haridevi - Principal Investigator


National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa


Physical and chemical characterization of aerosol and Aerosol radiative forcing over regions of different optical domains

Dr. Harilal B. Menon  - Principal Investigator

Department of Marine Sciences,

Goa University, University P.O.,  Pin: 403206


Investigations on the bio-optical characteristics of Southern Ocean waters using absorption spectra of phytoplankton size fractions

Dr. Muhamed Ashraf P, - Principal Investigator

Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Matsyapuri P.O. Willing Island, Kochi 682


Biogeochemical response of Southern Ocean due to melting of Antarctic glaciers      & Understanding the impact of global warming on surface and bottom water of Antartic coastline using sediment core study.

Dr. Prosenjit Ghosh -Principal Investigator

Centre for Earth Sciences,

Indian Institute of Science,

Bangalore- 560 012,


Ecology, diversity and molecular phylogency of marine actinobacteria from STF, PF and AZ of the Indian sector of the southern ocean.

Dr. Sivakumar - Principal Investigator

CAS in Marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608 502, Tamilnadu.


Oceanic volatiles and their impact on atmospheric halogens and cloud-forming aerosols in the southern ocean.

Dr. Anoop Mahajan –Principal Investigator

Indian Institute of Tropical

Meteorology (IITM), Dr. Homi Daba Road, Pashan, Pune: 411 008


Biodiversity studies along Indian sector of Southern Ocean

C.R. Asha Devi, Principal Investigator

Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology, Kendriya Bhavan, Kakkanad, Kochi, Kerala.