Dr. S. Satheesh Chandra Shenoi [01-08-2015 - 07-02-2018]


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           Dr. Shenoi has more than 36 years of research experience in Physical Oceanography. He worked at National Institute of Oceanography, Goa during 1983 to 2009 and contributed significantly to the understanding of physical oceanography of the waters around India. He has authored/co-authored more than 85 research papers in national and international journals. His professional Interests include Observational oceanography, ocean currents, role of ocean on monsoon and satellite oceanography.
           Considering his contributions in understanding the physical oceanography of the waters around India he was elected as Fellow of

  • Indian Academy of Sciences (in 2007),
  • National Academy of Sciences, India (in 2009),
  • Indian Geophysical Union (in 2011),
  • Andhra Pradesh Akademi of Sciences (in 2014) and
  • Telengana State Academy of Sciences (in 2015).
           In 2011, Indian Geophysical Union awarded him with Dr. H.N. Sidique Memorial Lecture Award. In 2016, AMET University, Chennai conferred the Honorary Degree (Honoris causa) of Doctor of Science on him.
           In May 2009, he joined Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad as Director and currently leading the unique operational oceanography institute that provides information on oceans to general public and the stakeholders. The services from INCOIS include the daily advisories to fishermen indicating where to find fish in the ocean, regular forecasts of ocean waves, currents, temperature, tides, early warnings on tsunami, storm surge, etc. He also led the establishment of International Training Centre for Operational Oceanography at INCOIS, Hyderabad.