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Dr.M.V.Ramana Murthy Scientist G & Director, NCCR, Specialised in Coastal Engineering and ports and Harbour structures, development of Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plans, Tsunami and Ecology Modelling.


Dr.P.Madeswaran Scientist F, marine biologist and presently working as Scientist at NCCR (formerly as Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management - Project Directorate (ICMAM-PD)), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Chennai. He has twenty-five years of experience and expertise in handling multidisciplinary R&D programmes in the areas of  environment and resources assessment, policy development and multilateral agreements at the national, regional (South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme) and global levels (Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources). During April 1989, he joined as a Research Assistant in Ministry of Environment and Forests, New Delhi and was promoted to Research Officer in 1993. In 1994, he joined as Senior Scientific Officer at Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), erstwhile called “Department of Ocean Development (DOD)” and associated in implementation of various nationally coordinated research programmes, viz., (i) Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMAPS); (ii) Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM); (iii) Assessment of Marine Living Resources (MLR); and (iv) Development of potential drugs from ocean (Drugs from sea). He was the Director at the Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Kochi, before joining ICMAM-PD. He has provided intellectual leadership for successful implementation of R&D activities in the field of marine sciences


Dr.R.S.Kankara Scientist F, Specialised in mathematical modelling and GIS applications for coastal/nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport, coastal vulnerability assessment (tsunami, Storm Surges, Oil Spill, Erosion etc) and preparation of Integrated Coastal Zone/ Shoreline/ Oil Spill Management Plans. He joined in Government service as Research  Assistant during March 1993 and presently head of Coastal Processes & Shoreline Management related activities of ICMAM.


Dr.Tune Usha Scientist F, Specialised in GIS applications and Image Processing, Tsunami Hazard mapping.


Dr.T.Shunmugaraj Scientist F, Specialised in Marine ecology and Mariculture.


Dr.V.Ranga Rao Scientist F, Specialised in coastal and esturine dynamics particularly in tidal propagation, salinity intrusion, circulation & mixing, flusing & dispersion in semi enclosed coastal bodies like bays, river estuaries, inlets, etc.


Dr.K. Venkatarama Sharma Scientist F, Microbiologist associated for 8 years with polio manufacturing PSU – BIBCOL (Bulandshahr) and holds a PG Diploma in Management from IGNOU. Prior assignments include Scientist F at MoES, Science Counsellor at the Embassy of India in Berlin, and also a Research Fellow at NIO (Goa). He is also an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (MDP-2004). He was Adviser to the Indian delegates of Administrative and Finance Committee of FAIR (Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research) and of the FAIR Council at Darmstadt, Germany. He has served as a Member of the Coastal Aquaculture Authority, Chennai (of M/o Agriculture), of the Steering Committee on National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (MoEF&CC), and of the Committee for formulation of legislation governing Intellectual Property in Public-funded R&D (DBT). He has undergone a long-term (6-month) training in Coastal Zone Management from the Carl Duisburg Gesellschaft (Germany) with one month at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg). He has also undertaken research on Coral Reefs in the Gulf of Mannar at the School of Environmental Sciences in JNU (New Delhi).


Dr.Pravakar Mishra Scientist F, Specialised in coastal processes and Shoreline management studies and tsunami modelling.


Dr.Uma Sankar Panda Scientist E, Specialised in coastal processes studies, hydrodynamics and water quality modelling.


Dr.Sisir Kumar Dash Scientist E, Specialised in optical oceanography, ocean remote sensing, bio optical algorithm development and carbon fixation studies. Remote Sensing application to coastal studies like sediment transport, coastal erosion, coastal fisheries, etc.


Dr.Karri Ramu Scientist E, Specialised in Monitoring of anthropogenic contaminants in marine and terrestrial environments.


Dr.Sivaji Patra Scientist E, Specialised in Biogeochemical studies of aquatic environment using C, N, H and O isotopes for understanding the ecosystem and nutrient dynamics.


Mr.V.Ramanathan Scientist D, Specialised in System, Database and Network Administration, Database Design and Application Development, Internet/Intranet application Development, Web Page Design, Development and Hosting, Troubleshooting Servers/Clients on Windows, Unix and Linux, Image Processing and GIS.



Dr.S.R.Marigoudar Scientist D, Specialised in Marine Ecotoxicology & Remote sensing applications - Identification of damage and risk to marine biota & ecosystem by envoronmental contaminants.



Team's Capabilities:

  1. Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management and development of related plans (expertise under development) for various coastal activities and coast related activities.
  2. Hydrodynamics and coastal Process Modelling,
  3. Coastal Hazards( Erosion, Oil Spill, Storms, tsunami) Modelling and Mapping
  4. Coastal and Marine remote sensing,
  5. Application of GIS for assessment of status of coastal critical habitats,
  6. Marine pollution monitoring, including eco-toxicology studies and trace metal analysis.
  7. Marine resource management and Coastal Engineering.
  8. EIA supported Environment Management Plans.
  9. Ecosystem modelling
  10. Capacity building on the above subjects.
Administrative Team:
Email Id
Shri A.Stanley Premkumar Sr.Accounts Officer ao[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in 66783567
Shri S. Sridhar Asst. Accounts Officer aao[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in 66783583
Shri S.Kumar Assistant Section Officer kum63[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in 66783599
Smt.Akila Rameshbabu P.A akila[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in 66787884
Smt.M.Sasikaladevi Steno sasiram[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in 66783596
Shri D. Elangovan Multi-Tasking Staff elango[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in 66783487