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Virtual Events for the 23rd Foundation Day of INCOIS
12:00 - 14:00 Hrs on February 03, 2021

INCOIS was established on 03 February 1999 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India. This vibrant institution has since grown as one of the leading institutes world-over in the field of Operational Oceanography, and is pursuing a focussed mandate on Ocean Observations, Modelling, Information and Advisory Services. INCOIS is commemorating its 23rd Foundation Day on 03 February 2021.

INCOIS Foundation Day Lecture on 03 February 2021 between 1200 to 1300 Hrs (IST)

Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO will deliver the Foundation Day Lecture on "United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development", an important initiative that was recently launched by the UN and being spearheaded by the IOC. Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Chairman, INCOIS Governing Council has kindly agreed to preside over the event. An "in-camera" kick-off meeting of the Members of India's National Decade Coordination Committee (NDCC) will follow the foundation day lecture.

Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan

A leading meteorologist with vast expertise in Indian Monsoon variability, its prediction and extreme climate events, Dr. Rajeevan held several key positions in the government R & D sectors before taking his present position as the Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India. He has made significant contributions in developing models and application tools for operational usage in regional climate services. The advanced statistical prediction models developed by him for operational long range forecasts of monsoon seasonal rainfall and the monsoon onset over Kerala and the development of advanced prediction tool using hybrid method for prediction of thunderstorms and associated lightning over the SHAR (ISRO rocket launching site) are being used in operational services.

An oceanographer, marine engineer, meteorologist, and climatologist, Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin is the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO. Prior to this, he worked for World Meteorological Organization and contributed to international coordination of climate research on polar, ocean, cryosphere, stratosphere and atmospheric chemistry. He was one of key contributors to the first technology of medium-range weather prediction in USSR. He led a major shelf engineering study aimed at determining the safe burying depth of a polar offshore pipeline in the presence of sea ice. Dr. Ryabinin played a key role in the planning of the UN Ocean Decade activities.

Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin

Programme Schedule of Foundation Day Lecture on February 03, 2021

February 03, 2021 - Foundation Day Lecture

12:00 - 12:05 Hrs

Welcome Remarks by Director, INCOIS

12:05 - 12:15 Hrs

Opening Remarks by Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India & Chairman, INCOIS-Governing Council

12:15 - 13:00 Hrs

Foundation Day Lecture on “United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” by Guest of Honour Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, UNESCO-IOC and Additional Director General, UNESCO

13:00 - 13:05 Hrs

Vote of Thanks by Mr. B. V. Satyanarayna, Group Director, ICTD, INCOIS

Kick-off meeting of the Ocean Decade and National Decade Coordination Committee (NDCC):

The United Nations General Assembly has declared the decade of 2021-2030 as the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development ('the Ocean Decade'). The main aim of the Ocean Decade is to stimulate ocean science and knowledge generation to produce new opportunities for sustainable use of the ocean. The UN has sought responses from Member States and partners for transformative Decade Actions that contribute to the Ocean Decade vision. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO is coordinating this initiative in consultation with its 150 Member States, of which India is an important Member.
In order to coordinate activities that could contribute towards the Ocean Decade at the national level and enhance national access to Decade benefits, MoES has constituted a National Decade Coordination Committee (NDCC), with the following Membership & Terms of Reference:

Programme Schedule of Kick-off meeting of the Ocean Decade and National Decade Coordination Committee (NDCC) on February 03, 2021

February 03, 2021 - Kick-off meeting of the Ocean Decade and National Decade Coordination Committee (NDCC) (In Camera Meeting)

13:05 - 13:10 Hrs

Opening remarks by Dr. M. Rajeevan, Chair, NDCC

13:10 - 13:20 Hrs

Brief presentation by Dr. T. Srinivasa Kumar, Convenor, NDCC

13:20 - 13:50 Hrs

Brief introductions by NDCC Members

13:50 - 14:00 Hrs

Next steps and Closing

S.No.Ministry / DepartmentMembership

1

Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary, MoES

Chairman

2

Director General, India Meteorology Department (IMD), New Delhi

Member

3

Director, National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Chennai

Member

4

Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, (IITM), Pune

Member

5

Director, National centre for Polar Ocean Research, (NCPOR), Goa

Member

6

Director, National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai

Member

7

Director, National Centre for Earth Science Studies, (NCESS), Thiruvananthapuram

Member

8

Director, Centre for Living Marine Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Kochi

Member

9

Director, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa

Member

10

Director, National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad

Member

11

Director, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), Kochi

Member

12

Director, Space Application Centre (SAC),Ahmedabad

Member

13

Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, (NRSC), Hyderabad

Member

14

Director, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, (IIRS), Dehradun

Member

15

Director, Naval Physical and Oceanographic, Laboratory (NPOL), Kechi

Member

16

Director, Directorate of Naval Oceanographic Meteorology (DNOM), New Delhi

Member

17

Representative from National Hydrographic Office (NHO), Dehradun

Member

18

Chairman, Centre for Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences (CAOS), IISc, Bangalore

Member

19

Representative from Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Member

20

Representative from Andhra University

Member

21

Dr. M.P Wakdikar, Programme Officer, MoES,New Delhi

Member

22

Director, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Hyderabad

Member Convener

23

Dr. Satheesh Shenoi, Vice Chair, IOC

Invitee

24

Dr. M A Atmanand, Member, UN Decade Steering Group

Invitee

  • To review activities pertaining to the goals of UN decade being carried out by different Institutions in India and suggest a pathway to integrate/align /prioritize them to meet the goals of UN decade

  • To facilitate the planning, implementation and review of national activities, both on regional and global scales, to fulfil one or more objectives of the UN decade of the Ocean.

  • To plan and propose new activities/initiative to address one or more objectives of the UN decade

  • To provide national inputs for the formulation of Decade Actions including the facilitation of co-design initiatives across groups of stakeholders and/or nations.

  • To implement or coordinate national outreach and communications activities To suggest formation of sub-groups / sub-committees to organize various activities as a part of UN decade during 2021-2030

  • To coordinate with other National stakeholders for providing necessary support in implementing the endorsed programmes.



Early Career Researchers' Symposium on 02 February, 2021 between 1000 to 1700 Hrs (IST)

The Foundation day celebrations on February 03, 2021 will be preceded by a Early Career Researchers' Symposium on February 02, 2021. Prof. Raghu Murtugudde (University of Maryland, USA) and Dr. Shuba Sathyendranath (Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK) will deliver the Plenary talks in this symposium, that will comprise of interesting talks by Early Career Researchers of INCOIS on their recent research findings.

Prof. Raghu Murtugudde

Prof. Raghu Murtugudde is a leading Climate Scientist with vast expertise in coupled ocean-atmosphere processes and their interactions with climate processes. Prof. Murtugudde is a Professor of Oceanography in University of Maryland. He is also a member of Research Advisory Committee of INCOIS. Professor Murthugudde received his Ph. D. from Columbia University, Master of Science from University of Texas and BS from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath, a scientist in the Remote Sensing Group at Plymouth Marine Laborator, is an expert in ocean colour remote sensing, Marine biogeochemistry, ecosystem modeling, bio-physical interaction in marine environment and climate change. Her many scientific contributions have been recognized by the award of the Grande Medaille Albert 1er (Monaco). She has devoted considerable effort to capacity building in developing countries (for which she has received the IOC-UNESCO N.K. Pannikkar Medal). Dr. Shubha is also a member of Research Advisory Committee of INCOIS.

Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath

Program schedule of Early Career Researchers' Symposium on February 02, 2021

February 02, 2021 - Early Career Researchers' Symposium

10:00 hrs - 10:05 hrs

Welcome

Dr. Aneesh Lotliker

10:05 hrs - 10:15 hrs

Inaugural Address

Director, INCOIS

10:15 hrs - 11:00 hrs
(Plenary Talk)

Ocean's role in monsoon variability, extremes, and trend

Prof. Raghu Murtugudde, UML, USA.
Member, INCOIS RAC

Research scholar's presentations
(Chair:Dr.TM Balakrishnan Nair)

Rapporteur: Prerna Singh

11:00 hrs - 11:20 hrs

Diurnal variability of atmospheric cold pool events and associated air-sea interactions in the Bay of Bengal

Jofia Joseph, SRF, INCOIS

11:20 hrs - 11:40 hrs

Double diffusion in the Arabian Sea during winter and spring

Ashin Kuriakose, SRF, INCOIS

11:40 hrs - 12:00 hrs

Arabian sea response to two very severe cyclonic storms, Vayu and Ockhi

Lijo Abraham Joseph, SRF, INCOIS

12:00 hrs - 12:20 hrs

An Indo-Pacific see-saw wobbles the Earth at intraseasonal timescales

Afroosa Bai. Balkies, SRF, INCOIS

12:20 hrs - 12:40 hrs

Decadal variability of the south tropical Indian Ocean

Anjana S, SRF, INCOIS

12:40 hrs - 13:00 hrs

The annual cycle and effects of the northern Bay of Bengal dome

Anup. N., CUSAT, Kochi

13:00 hrs - 14:30 hrs

Lunch Break

14:30 hrs - 15:15 hrs
(Plenary Talk)

Building capacity and resilience against diseases transmitted via water under climate perturbations and extreme weather stress.

Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath,PML, UK.
Member, INCOIS RAC

Research scholar's presentations
(Chair:Dr.TM Balakrishnan Nair)

Rapporteur: Prerna Singh

15:15 hrs - 15:35 hrs

Biophysical Interactions in Driving the Summer Monsoon Chlorophyll Bloom Off the Somalia Coast

Lakshmi R. Shenoy, SRF, INCOIS

15:35 hrs - 15:55 hrs

Impact of coastal upwelling dynamics on the pCO2 variability in the eastern Arabian Sea

Jayashree Ghosh, SRF, INCOIS

15:55 hrs - 16:15 hrs

Observed variability of monsoon blooms in the north-central Arabian Sea and its implication on dissolved oxygen: A Bio-Argo study

Teesha Mathew, SRF, INCOIS

16:15 hrs - 16:35 hrs

Dynamics of vertical chlorophyll-a distribution in the central Arabian Sea

Prasanth R., CUSAT, Kochi

16:35 hrs - 16:50 hrs

Concluding Remarks

Session Chair