ESSO - Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services

(An Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India)

Groups

Operational Ocean Services & Applied Research (OSAR) Group
Dr. T M Balakrishnan Nair, Scientist-G is designated as Group Director, Operational Ocean Services & Applied Research Group, with oversight of two (2) divisions comprising the following key responsibilities and scientific personnel:
Scientist-G & Group Director, OSAR

Scientist-F & Division Head, OOS

Scientist-F & Division Head, ARO

Key Responsibilities :
  • Operational delivery of all existing and new INCOIS services including:
    • Ecosystem Services
      • Potential Fishing Zone (PFZ)
      • Coral Bleaching Alert (CBA)
      • Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB)
    • Multi-Hazard Early Warning Services
      • Tsunami Early Warning (TEW)
      • Storm Surge Early Warning (SSEW)
      • Ocean State Forecast (OSF)
      • High Wave Alert (HWA)
      • Marine Search and Rescue (MSAR)
      • Oil Spill Trajectory (OST)
  • Integrated 24 x 7 operations for all services, including national and regional operational responsibilities of the Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre.
  • Develop and adhere to Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) for all services.
  • Generate and maintain daily reports of the functioning of operational data systems, hardware, software, Decision Support Systems and dissemination systems.
  • Maintain and update dissemination lists of operational users for all services.Ensure competency development of operational staff for effective delivery of services, through the ITeO framework.
Scientific Personnel :
Scientist-D
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Scientific Assistant-B
Project Scientist-C
Project Scientist-B
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Project Assistant
Key Responsibilities :
  • Applied Research: Pursue focussed R&D aimed at improvement of existing products/ services (PFZ, CBA, HAB, TEW, SSEW, OSF, HWA, MSAR, OST, etc) including impact-based forecasting.
  • Research to Operations: Collaborate with research / modeling / observations / technology / operations / user teams to improve existing products / services and develop new products / services for operational use.
  • Product Validation: Conduct validation of operational and new products / services, publish reports and provide feedback to research and modelling teams to aid continuous enhancements.
  • User Engagement: Strengthen interaction with users of lNCOIS products / services to enhance awareness, build capacities, promote adoption, obtain feedback and future needs assessment through regular user interactions workshops, market research surveys, etc. .
  • Commercialization: Develop a business model, including pricing and marketing strategies for value added products / services and consultancy services for national and international users, industry, etc. .
  • Provide backstopping for operational services division, as "on-call" staff during early warning events and transition of new products / services to operational mode.
Scientific Personnel :
Scientist-F
Scientist-E
Scientist-E
Scientist-E
Scientist-D
Scientist-E
Scientist-D
Scientist-D
Scientist-C
Project Scientist-B
Project Scientist-B
Project Scientist-B
Project Scientist-B
Project Scientist-B
Project Scientist-B
Scientist-B
Project Scientist B
Junior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Junior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow
Project Scientist-B
Junior Research Fellow
Senior Research Fellow