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Dr. R. Venkatesan

Designation: Scientist G & Head, Ocean Observation Systems
Organization: National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Chennai

R. Venkatesan, Ph.D has 35 years of experience in field of ocean technology and is currently working as a Scientist G & Program Director - Ocean Observation Systems, National Institute of Ocean Technology Chennai. Recently he is recognized by two UN organizations World Meteorological Organisation and UNESCO IOC for his outstanding services in global ocean data collection. He also received prestigious MTS Lockheed Martin Award and as a chair of MTS India section he received outstanding Section award.

He earned his M. Tech Degree from Karnataka Regional Engineering College and Ph.D. degree from IISC, Bangalore and continued his academic pursuit to complete courses in Marine Environmental Pollution and Management and International Business Management from IIFT New Delhi. He is an adjunct professor in IIT Kharagpur IIT Bhubaneswar and IIT Madras He led team to Arctic to successfully install India's first ever Arctic Moored observatory and received National Geoscience Award from Hon’ble President of India. He is responsible for planning and coordination and implementation of ocean observation systems activities of NIOT.

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