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NIO's Second Adjunct Scientist: Prof. Julian P. McCreary, Jr.
The CSIR Adjunct Scientist Scheme, that became operational from the beginning of 2007, allows two scientists to begin tenure (three years each)as Adjunct Scientist during the first year of implementation of the scheme, and one scientist per year subsequently. Following recommendation of the NIO Standing Committee for Adjunct Scientist Scheme, and on his acceptance of the offer from NIO, Prof. Victor Smetacek, Professor of Biological Oceanography, Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, started his tenure as the first NIO Adjunct Scientist from beginning of this year. His time here during couple of months (an Adjunct Scientist is expected to spend two weeks to three months per year in the institute) has been highly rewarding to all those who attended his lectures or interacted with him. The Standing Committee had also recommended that Prof. Julian P. McCreary, Director, International Pacific Research Centre (IPRC), School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA, be our Adjunct Scientist. Prof. McCreary has now accepted our invitation to serve as NIO Adjunct Scientist. Known widely in the oceanographic community as 'Jay', he was the first to provide a comprehensive model for dynamics of wind-driven circulation in the north Indian Ocean. That was about a decade and a half ago. Before that, about three decades ago, he was amongst the first to identify dynamics of the El Nino phenomenon. More about Prof. McCreary at
Jay is planning to visit NIO for two weeks during early September 2007. He plans to deliver lectures on dynamics of north Indian Ocean. One of his topics of recent research is modeling of essential elements of biology of the north Indian Ocean.
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