Dr. Ravishankar C N

Director & Vice Chancellor, ICAR-CIFT

Dr. C.N. Ravishankar is presently Director and Vice Chancellor of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Institute of Fisheries Education, under ICAR, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. Earlier to this he was the Director of ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Cochin during 2014-21. He has Bachelor Degree in Fisheries Sciences; Post-graduation in Industrial Fishery Technology and Ph.D in Fish Processing Technology from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.

Professor (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel

Vice Chancellor, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar

Prof. (Dr.) Bimal N. Patel is the Vice Chancellor of Rashtriya Raksha University. Dr. Patel is a Member of the National Security Advisory Board (NSAB) of India and a member of U.S. International Law Commission (2023-2027). With nearly thirty years of professional experience, Dr. Patel has held various roles including Director at the Gujarat National Law University and Member of the 21st Law Commission of India. Dr. Patel has worked in international organizations such as the United Nations and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague, Netherlands.

Dr. Ayyanadar Arunachalam

Director, CAFRI

Dr. Arunachalam is the Director of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)-Central Agroforestry Research Institute (CAFRI). Dr. Arunachalam has earned a PhD in Forest Ecology from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. His research areas include Agroforestry, Restoration Ecology & Natural Resource Management. Dr. Arunachalam has been a fellow at National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, New Delhi; National Academy of Biological Sciences, Chennai; National Academy of Dairy Sciences, Karnal; National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi; Indian Academy of Environmental Sciences, Hardwar; Academy of Forest and Environmental Sciences, Dehradun; Academy for Environment & Life Sciences, Agra; International Society of Tropical Ecology, Varanasi, India; International Society of Conservation of Nature, Varanasi, India; International Science Congress Association, India; International Conference on Environment and Ecology, Kolkata; International Benevolent Research Foundation, Kolkata; National Institute of Ecology, New Delhi; Range Management Society of India, Jhansi; National Environmental Association, Ranchi; Association for Advancement of Biodiversity Science, Dharwad; Bose Science Society, TNSRO, Tamil Nadu; Bioved Research Society, Allahabad; Society for Environment and Development (India), Gurgaon; Biologists Forum of India, Chennai; Society for Science and Nature, Lucknow; Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage; Institute of Integrated Resource Management, Tezpur.

Sh. Shree Verma

CEO, CN Technology

Shree Verma is the CEO of CN Technologies (India). He has over 35 years of experience in Project Management across various industries such as oil and gas, nuclear, earth science, marine, and ocean development technologies.

Dr. Sarat Chandra Tripathy

Scientist F, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa

Dr Sarat Chandra Tripathy has been working as a senior scientist with the Ocean Sciences Group of NCPOR, Goa since 2011. Before joining National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), he was carrying out post doctoral research at Nagoya University, Japan. He has over two decades of post-MSc research experience and has published more than 60 research papers in several peer-reviewed journals of national and international repute. Presently, he is working towards understanding the productivity potential and biogeochemistry of the Indian sector of Southern Ocean and Arctic fjords of Svalbard by actively involving in the scientific expeditions to the polar waters. His research interests include study of harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton productivity and physiology, ocean color remote sensing, nutrient dynamics in estuarine and coastal environment, bio-optics and bio-physical interaction studies to understand the ocean biogeochemistry. Dr Tripathy is CoChair of the Southern Ocean Indian Sector Regional Working Group (SOIS-RWG) of SOOS, and the national representative of the Scientific Standing Group- Life Sciences for SCAR.

Dr. G Raghava

Professor, NMIT

Dr. G. Raghava is a Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology (NMIT), Bangalore. Dr. Raghava holds a PhD from Anna University, Chennai. Dr. Raghava has fifty publication credentials spanning across books and journal articles.

Dr. R P Pradhan

Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani Goa Campus, Goa

Dr R P Pradhan is a Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus. He also serves as a Distinguished Fellow- Political Economy at the Center for Public Policy Research, Kerala. As a Political Economist, he teaches courses like international relations; maritime studies and blue economy; international trade and development; development economics as well as international migration and labour economics. Teaching at a Science and Technology Institute, Prof Pradhan has developed a unique digital data lab that maps all the seaports of the World (over 8,000 ports) along with vessel traffic mapping in them on daily basis. He has been a Member Expert for Commonwealth Fellowship, MHRD, Government of India during 2007 – 2011 and served as a Member of the Board of Trustees, The International Centre, Goa. He has jointly edited a book Coastal Zone Management in Goa, 1999 and he regularly writes in Indian newspapers on several themes of International Relations and issues of Economic Development. Apart from delivering several lectures in most Indian universities, he has also delivered UGC SWAYAM Lecture at Madras University on Politics of Foreign Assistance in two parts in May 2018.

Shri Kamal Nain Rai

Former Chief Executive (CW&E) and Advisor (Special Projects), DRDO

Sh. Kamal Nain Rai is former Chief Executive (CW&E), Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence. Dr. Rai was the Head of the organisation and responsible for overall planning, design and execution of all Civil Works and Estate functions of all the fifty-two establishments of DRDO. Dr. Rai has worked on a multitude of projects of different institutions such as University of Delhi, South Asian University, IIT Delhi, IIT Mandi, IIM Udaipur, NIT Kurukshetra, NIT Goa, AICTE, IIMCs, IGNCA, IDSA, FTII Pune, SRFTI Kolkata, IIC, Delhi Gymkhana Club, and Election Commission of India.

Prof. Sudeshna Bhattacharya

Former Associate Professor, Delhi University

Dr. Sudeshna Bhattacharya is former Associate Professor at the Department of Geography, Miranda House, University of Delhi. Dr. Bhattacharya obtained her PhD from University of Delhi. She has also been associated with NCERT and IGNOU as an author.

Dr. Sarbari Nag

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sarbari Nag is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology, Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi. Dr. Nag has obtained her PhD from the Department of Geology, University of Delhi. Dr. Nag has been in the teaching profession since 1996 till date and has taught Geology to undergraduate students of Engineering, Geology(Hons) and postgraduate Geology students.

Dr. Ramanathan Baskar

Professor, IGNOU

Dr. Baskar is a Professor of Geology, School of Sciences Indira Gandhi National Open University. Dr. Baskar has earned a PhD from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Prof R Baskar is involved in the planning, designing, developing, delivery and coordination of UG, PG and doctoral programs in Geology. Before joining IGNOU, Prof R Baskar was Director of Public Outreach and Chairperson of the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, Hisar.

Prof. Priyanka Puri

Professor, Miranda House

Dr. Priyanka Puri is a Professor of Geography at Miranda House College, University of Delhi. Dr. Puri has over seventeen years of teaching experience. Dr. Puri has made significant contributions to the discipline of geography through teaching and research. Dr. Puri has contributed ten books, research publications and chapters in literature of repute in the discipline of Geography.

Shri Anant Verma

Vice President, CN Technology

Sh. Anant Verma holds an MBA in Marketing from IIM Kolkata. He completed his major in Electrical and Electronics engineering from Purdue University, USA, and pursued his MBA from IIM Calcutta.

Priyanka Saha Verma

General Manager, CN Technology

Priyanka Saha Verma manages Polar Technologies (India), a technical support group offering services in Engineering, High-end Technology Systems, Services, Fabrication Processes, and New Age Construction for reputed International companies in various sectors. The company has a successful track record spanning 26 years, catering to global majors in Marine, Oil and Gas, Engineering, Exploration, Geophysical and Oceanographic Systems, Nuclear Energy Applications, and Environmental Science.

Shri Siddharth Dey

Scientist C, MoES

Sh. Siddharth Dey is presently working as Scientist C with the Ministry of Earth Sciences. Sh. Siddharth has also worked at the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India. Dr. Siddharth Dey obtained his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Kolkata.

Ravi Kumar Muppidi

Scientist, NGRI

Sh. Ravi Kumar Muppidi is a Scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute. His research domain includes Space Geodesy, Gravity, Geodynamics, and Tectonics. Sh. Muppidi is Former Reader (Scientist) at Indian Institute of Geomagnetism (IIG), under DST, Mumbai.

Dr. Archana Dayal

Postdoctoral researcher, NERC Cryo365, Aberystwyth University, U.K.

Dr. Archana Dayal is a postdoctoral researcher at Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom and works on an NERC-funded project. Her areas of research include the glacial ecosystem, biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. She is a recent inaugural recipient of the IASC-Prince Albert II Monaco Foundation Fellowship, where she represents the UK on IASC’s Terrestrial Working Group. Dr Archana has conducted extensive fieldwork in Longyearbyen, Svalbard (High Arctic) for four months. She was selected as the only student researcher for the 33rd Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (33-ISEA) in 2013. Archana spent nearly five months in Antarctica working on her project, Biogeochemical studies of blue ice regions in coastal East Antarctica and the collected samples led to several publications at NCPOR. As a guest speaker, Dr Archana has presented several talks and posters at national and international conferences (Arctic Frontiers in Norway, Arctic Science Summit Week in Austria, Polar2018 and APECS Summit, Switzerland, IGS Kyoto Symposium, Japan, APECS Summit in Bulgaria).

Shri Anup Kumar Tiwari

Shri Anup Kumar Tiwari is presently Scientist F, working in the Antarctic Environmental Impact Assessment Department of NCPOR. He holds a PhD in Environmental Sciences and has over 20 years of experience in multiple areas like carrying out capacity project, Environmental Impact Assessment Studies for Cement, Thermal Power Plant, Steel, fertilizer and Hydro carbon industries. He has several publications in various national and International Journals.

Er. Anurag Sinha

Er. Anurag Sinha is presently working as Executive Director at Engineers India Limited( EIL). Mr. Sinha has done his graduation in Civil Engineering from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur. Mr. Sinha is chairman of  Indian Concrete Institute (ICI) GGMC. Er. Sinha is advisor of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Mr. Sinha is also the member of Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica, Indian Nuclear Society (INS), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) ,American Concrete Institute (India Chapter), Indian Society for Wind Engineering (ISWE) ,Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, Concrete Engineers Association  Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage (INTACH) - Indian Society for Construction Materials & Structures.

Dr. Atul Kumar Singh

Dr. Atul Kumar Singh is former Director, ICAR-Department of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR). Dr Atul Kumar Singh holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.. His research areas include Fishery resource management and sustainable development, responsible fishery and biodiversity conservation, Impact Assessment of Introduced Fish Species (IAIFS) for responsible aquaculture, sex Control of important aquaculture fish species using biotechnological tools for reproductive containment and production of monosex population for aquaculture and ecological security.

Dr. Subasis Pradhan

Dr Subasis Pradhan completed his graduation in Science at Ganjam College, Ganjam. Subsequently he completed his post-graduation (M.Sc.) at the Department of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University, Odisha with specialisation in Oceanography. After his post-graduation, he worked in Odisha Space Application Centre as a Research Scholar and gained knowledge on the application of GIS and remote sensing to study oceanography.

Ms. Vineeta Hoon

Ms. Vineeta Hoon is the managing trustee of Centre for Action Research on Environment Science and Society (CARESS). Ms. Vineeta has earned a PhD in Geography from the University of Madras. She is also the regional representative (South Asia) of Seacology. Her research interests include human wellbeing, EMergy Analysis, Integrating Ecology and Economy, integrating socioeconomic with biophysical research in coral reefs. Marine Debris. Methods used tools listed in the SOCMON Manual and guidelines. Data collection on Marine Debris we use NOAA, Marine Debris Shoreline survey field guide.

Dr. Bhaskar Parli Venkateswaran

Dr. Venkateswaran is currently Scientist E at NCPOR. Dr. Venkateswaran holds a M.Sc. in Microbiology, from Bhavnagar University, Gujarat. Dr. Venkateswaran has earned a PhD in Microbiology from Goa University. His current research activities include Microbial dynamics and carbon flux in Indian Ocean sector of Southern Ocean Bacterial-phytoplankton interactions in fjord system. Dr. Venkateswaran is also Scientist-D, Ocean Sciences Group.

Ms. Debmita Bandhopadhyay

Ms. Debmita Bandhopadhyay is presently working as a Scientist at the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Dr. Madan Kumar Yadav

Dr. Madan Kumar Yadav is Assistant Professor, Political Science, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU, New Delhi. He has completed his Doctorate at the Centre for Inner Asian Studies, School of International Relations. JNU, New Delhi. He has done an MPhil in International Politics and MA in International Relations, School of International Relations. JNU, New Delhi. His Research interests include Foreign policy, Military and Strategic policy of India, Kazakhstan, Russian, USA and European Union Foreign Policy, Central Asia, South Asia, Global Politics and the EU in world Affairs.

Sh. Pranab Deb

Sh. Pranab Deb is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Ocean, River, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), IIT Kharagpur. His research areas include Past and Future of Earth’s Cryosphere, Climate change in the Himalayas, Climate dynamics and Polar Meteorology. His research goal is to study climate change and variability over the polar regions. Dr. Deb has earned a PhD in Earth Sciences from IIT, Kharagpur.

Dr. Pervez Ahmed

Dr. Ahmed is a Professor of Geography and Disaster Management at the University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Ahmed holds a PhD in Geography from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. Dr. Ahmed has more than 17 Years of teaching and research experience at the Masters and Doctoral degree level in Environmental Geography (Natural Resources Management, Climate & Glacial Studies, Watershed Management, Fluvial Geomorphology) & Remote Sensing Applications. His research focus has been on the use of remote sensing and GIS technology in geomorphological, glaciological, hydrological, climatic and environmental geography studies.

Dr. Ravish Lal

Dr. Ravish Lal is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geology, Ram Lal Anand College, University of Delhi. Dr. Lal holds a PhD from the University of Delhi and a PostDoc from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Mohali, Punjab. Dr. Lal has taught Sedimentary Petrology, Remote sensing & GIS, Geomorphology, Engineering Geology and Geochemistry. His areas of specialization include Quaternary Geology, Geomorphology, Sedimentary Petrology, Luminescence Dating, Remote Sensing, GIS studies and Geoarchaeology.

Mr. Sameer Raj

PhD scholar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Sharad Jain,

Visiting Professor, IITRoorkee

Dr. Prashant Kumar Srivastava

Scientist G, MoES, New Delhi

Siddhant Hira,

Research Associate, NatStrat, New Delhi