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NIO Scientist selected for International Seabed Authority
Dr. Vijay Kodagali
, Senior Scientist of the National Institute of Oceanography and an expert on multi-beam echo-sounding system has been selected as Senior Research Officer (Marine Geology) at the International Seabed Authority which has its headquarters at Kingston, Jamaica, administering ocean resources of the seabed and ocean floor and subsoil beyond the limits of national jurisdiction. At NIO, Dr. Kodagali successfully led surveys for polymetallic nodule project for seven years. During the last two years he served at the Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, where he initiated seafloor mapping programme by use of swath bathymetric techniques in the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone. Dr. Kodagali is a recipient of CSIR Technology Award-2005 on Engineering Technology for his contribution for multibeam techniques. He has also worked at Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany, during the year 1995 on Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellowship sponsored by EU and DST. Dr. Kodagali will be associated with the Ocean Resources and Environmental Management (OREM) division of the seabed authority in the P4 level IV position. His responsibilities will be, resource evaluation, data processing and overall technical and scientific support to the authority.
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