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US-India Education foundation to conduct session on Oceans and Monsoon

A virtual session on "The Oceans and the Monsoon" will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.

Moulik D. Berkana, Cultural Affairs Officer, the U.S. Consulate General, Chennai, will offer opening remarks followed by a Special address by Dr. M. Rajeevan, Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi.

The panelists are:

  • Dr. R. Venkatesan, Scientist Head Ocean Observation Systems, National Institute of Ocean Technology - Chennai, 2019-20 Indian Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellowship scholar at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth U.S.A.

  • Dr Amit Tandon, Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, U.S.A, 2017-18 American Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence fellowship scholar at Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.

  • Ms Shikha Singh, Scientist, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, 2019-20 Indian Fulbright Doctoral research scholar at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, U.S.A.

Synopsis: The monsoon is a hugely complex and chaotic phenomenon that involves an intricate interplay among the oceans, land and the atmosphere. Oceans around India play a crucial role in bringing in and sustaining the monsoons. Study of oceanic patterns is an important indicator for farmers and policymakers to know the time and duration of the active monsoonal season. This also necessitates an accurate prediction of the phase and amplitude of sub-seasonal variations. The session will address methods and challenges of this interesting and intriguing phenomenon, as the monsoonal season unfolds in the subcontinent .

Please register at the link https://bit.ly/OceanMonUSIEF to participate in this event. You will get an opportunity to post your questions at the end of the session and get responses from the experts.

For more info contact S. Lalitha Nagesvari, Program Manager at: lalitha@usief.org.in. Website: http://www.usief.org.in

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