Dr. SATHEESH C. SHENOI (Born on 30th May 1958, at Thuravoor in Chertala Taluka of Kerala, Dr. Shenoi completed schooling from the local schools. Graduated in 1978 with Physics major from NSS College, Chertala affiliated to University of Kerala. M.Sc. in Physical Oceanography from School of Marine Sciences, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi (1980). Ph.D. also from Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi (1984). Has more than 28 years of research experience in Physical Oceanography.
He played a lead role in Department of Science & Technologies (Govt. of India) Arabian Sea Monsoon Experiment (ARMEX), which changed our traditional view from a passive role for the ocean in monsoonal processes to an active role in the monsoonal air-sea coupling.
He showed that the regional optimization of the algorithm coefficients could improve the estimation of Sea Surface Temperature, over the Indian Ocean, using satellite based infrared sensors by 50%
After the tsunami struck the Indian coast in 2004, he coordinated the research that described quantitatively the tsunami off the Indian coast and enabled an improved estimate of the extent of the tsunami source region.
He was a senior member of the group that carried out hydrographic observations during 1987-1994 to map the seasonal cycle of circulation off the Indian coast. This work facilitated the development of a theoretical framework to explain the seasonal cycle. He also made limited current-meter observations to provide a quantitative description of coastal currents. Prior to joining INCOIS, he was leading a major programme making direct current measurements off the Indian coast to enable a quantitative description of the variability within a season and across years, marking a paradigm shift in our knowledge of the seas around India.
Considering his contributions to the understanding of the physical oceanography of the waters around India, in 2007, he was elected as Fellow of Indian Academy of Sciences. He has authored/co-authored more than 70 research papers in journals of international repute. His professional Interests include Observational oceanography, ocean currents, impact of oceans on monsoons and satellite oceanography. Currently, he is a recognised Ph. D. guide at Goa Universit
April 2009-Present Director , Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, Hyderabad
INCOIS, initially conceived as a provider of operational data and services, has swiftly been transformed into a knowledge and information technology enterprise for the oceanic realm. INCOIS has now become:
Provider of operational ocean
information and advisory services
(short term forecast of potential
areas of fish abundance and
ocean state) to the entire
country using advances in
Space technology, Ocean Science
and ICT. This is acclaimed
as a fine example of bridging
the Digital Divide and it
is being adapted by several
countries in the Indian Ocean
of Indian Ocean using cutting
edge technology, including
the Argo profiling floats.
INCOIS is the Regional Data
Centre and Regional Coordinator
of International Argo Project
in the Indian Ocean region.
of Regional Alliance for Global
Ocean Observing System in
the Indian Ocean region as
well as Regional Data Centre
and the Clearing House.
Mover for R&D in frontier
area of Ocean-Atmosphere modelling,
undertaken in a mission-mode
with 15 premier national institutions
2008-2009 Scientist-G, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
2003-2008 Scientist-F, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
1998-2003 Scientist-EII, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
1993-1998 Scientist-EI, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
1993-1995 Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Miami, Miami, USA.
1988-1993 Scientist-C, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
1983-1988 Scientist-B, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
1982-1983 Trainee Scientist, National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Goa.
1981-1982 Junior Research Fellow - CSIR, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi.
Author/Co-author of more than 70 publications, including the following:
Vishnu, S., Francis, P.A., Shenoi, S.S.C., Ramakrishna, S.S.V.S. On the decreasing trend of the number of monsoon depressions in the Bay of Bengal (2016) Environmental Research Letters, 11 (1), art. no. 014011.
Srinivasa Kumar, T., Murty, P.L.N., Pradeep Kumar, M., Krishna Kumar, M., Padmanabham, J., Kiran Kumar, N., Shenoi, S.S.C., Mohapatra, M., Nayak, S., Mohanty, P., Modeling Storm Surge and its Associated Inland Inundation Extent Due to Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Phailin (2015) Marine Geodesy, 38(4), pp 345-360.
Harikumar, R., N. Hithin, Balakrishnan Nair, T.M., P. Sirisha, B. Krishna Prasad, C.Jeyakumar, S. Nayak, Shenoi, S.S.C., Ocean State Forecast Along Ship-routes: Evaluation Using ESSO-INCOIS Real-time Ship-Mounted Wave Height Meter and Satellite Observations (2015) Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology,32, pp. 2211-2222.
Murty,P.L.N., Sandhya,K.G., Bhaskaran,P.K., Josec,F., Gayathri,R., Balakrishnan Nair , T.M., Srinivas Kumar T., Shenoi S.S.C (2014) A coupled hydrodynamic modeling system for PHAILIN cyclone in the Bay of Bengal, Coastal Engineering, 93, pp.71-81
Balakrishnan Nair, T.M., Remya, P.G., Harikumar, R., Sandhya, K.G., Sirisha, P., Srinivas, K., Nagaraju, C., Nherakkol, A., Krishna Prasad, B., Jeyakumar, C., Kaviyazhahu, K., Hithin, N.K., Kumari, R., Sanil Kumar, V., Ramesh Kumar, M., Shenoi, S.S.C., Nayak, S. Wave forecasting and monitoring during very severe cyclone Phailin in the Bay of Bengal (2014) Current Science, 106 (8), pp. 1121-1125.
Subeesh, M.P., Unnikrishnan, A.S., Fernando, V., Agarwadekar, Y., Khalap, S.T., Satelkar, N.P., Shenoi, S.S.C. Observed tidal currents on the continental shelf off the west coast of India (2013) Continental Shelf Research, 69, pp. 123-140.
Balakrishnan Nair, T.M., Sirisha, P., Sandhya, K.G., Srinivas, K., Sanil Kumar, V., Sabique, L., Nherakkol, A., Krishna Prasad, B., Kumari, R., Jeyakumar, C., Kaviyazhahu, K., Ramesh Kumar, M., Harikumar, R., Shenoi, S.S.C., Nayak, S.Performance of the Ocean State Forecast system at Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services(2013) Current Science, 105 (2), pp. 175-181.
Francis, P.A., Vinayachandran, P.N., Shenoi, S.S.C.The Indian ocean forecast system(2013) Current Science, 104 (10), pp. 1354-1368.
Harikumar, R., Balakrishnannair, T.M., Bhat, G.S., Nayak, S., Reddem, V.S., Shenoi, S.S.C.Ship-mounted real-time surface observational system on board Indian vessels for validation and refinement of model forcing fields(2013) Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 30 (3), pp. 626-637.
Devi, E.U., Shenoi, S.S.C.Tsunami and the effects on coastal morphology and ecosystems: A report(2012) Proceedings of the Indian National Science Academy, 78 (3), pp. 513-521.
Dr. SATHEESH C. SHENOI
Director Indian National Centre for Ocean Information
"Ocean Valley" Pragathi Nagar (BO), Nizampet (SO) Hyderabad - 500 090, India.
Tel: +91-40-23895000 ; Fax: +91-40-23895001