Arvind Singh is presently working as Associate Professor in Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmdedabad, India. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and GEOMAR Kiel, Germany. He is working in the field of ocean biogeochemistry. Broadly, he is interested to estimate the rates of diazotrophic nitrogen fixation and primary production using enriched isotopes of nitrogen and carbon in the Indian Ocean. His interests also lies in understanding the role of environmental parameters on the variability in the observed rates. His recent interests include understanding the variation in C:N:P stoichiometry in the ocean.
I am a Professor of marine microbial ecology at the University of Southern Denmark and I am fascinated by how climate and life on Earth co-evolved. This is the reason I am studying microbial feedbacks in an ocean impacted by climate change and specifically my research is focused on nitrogen and carbon turnover processes. I usually apply a combination of chemical profiling, rate measurements and meta-omic profiling to understand how an ecosystem works, in addition I use bioassay manipulation experiments to be able to predict how a system responds to potential future changes. Recently, me and my group received a grant to also carry out experiments on ocean negative emission technologies from the Danish Villum foundation.
Dr. Christa A. Marandino is a permanent scientist at GEOMAR, as well as an adjunct faculty member at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science. She received her PhD in 2007 from the Department of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on the air-sea biogeochemical cycling of short-lived, atmospherically important trace gases, such as DMS and isoprene, as well as open ocean direct flux measurements using the eddy covariance technique. Dr. Marandino is the German co-representative to SOLAS and leads several SOLAS initiatives, such as SOLAS Science and Society and the SOLAS International Summer School.
Hermann Bange Participant of the panel discussion on ‘Where are the gaps that need to be filled and how can we do that?’ and Chair of the morning sessions on ‘The air-sea interface and boundary-layer exchange of trace gases in the Indian Ocean’ and ‘Air-sea exchange and monsoons’.
Hermann Bange is heading the Working Group (WG) ‘Trace Gas Biogeochemistry’ of the Marine Biogeochemistry Research Division at GEOMAR, Kiel, Germany. He participated in several cruises to the Arabian Sea as part of the German JGOFS – Arabian Sea Process Study (1995-2000). Currently, he coordinates writing of the science plan for an Integrated German Indian Ocean Study (IGIOS). He is co-chairing the WG 1 ‘Science & Research’ of the 2nd International Indian Ocean Expedition programme, IIOE-2, see http://iioe-2.incois.gov.in/.
Katye Altieri is a Senior Lecturer in the Oceanography Department at the University of Cape Town. Katye has a B.Sc. in Chemistry a Masters in Public Policy, and a Ph.D. in Oceanography. She was a NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellow jointly appointed at Princeton University and Brown University. Current research interests include air pollution in coastal cities, the impact of human activities on the surface ocean, and studying the remote marine atmosphere of the Southern Ocean as a proxy to understand more about atmospheric chemistry and climate during the preindustrial.
After a master in linguistics, Liselotte Tinel discovered her love for science during a master in Environmental Chemistry in Marseille (France). She obtained her PhD in 2015 at the University of Lyon, in Dr. George’s group, on photochemistry at atmospherically relevant interfaces. Currently, she is finishing a post-doc at the University of York (U.K.) in Prof. Carpenter’s group, working on interfacial reactions at the ocean’s surface involving iodine. She will soon join ITM in Douai (France) as an assistant-professor focussing on VOC measurements. When not in the lab, she’s most likely in a kitchen baking or outdoors hiking or cycling.
Manish Naja is a senior scientist and chair of the Atmospheric Sciences Division at ARIES, Nainital, India. He has pursued doctoral research work at PRL, Ahmedabad, India and worked as a postdoctoral scientist at FRCGC, JAMSTEC, Yokohama, Japan and NIES, Tsukuba, Japan before joining ARIES. He was instrumental in setting up a high-altitude atmospheric chemistry laboratory at ARIES and continuing high quality long-term observations of trace gases, ozone and aerosols using surface-based, balloon-borne and ship-borne instruments. He has been involved in INDOEX, GOSAT, GVAX, SusKat, ASM-UTLS (StratoClim) projects/campaigns. Presently, he is the PI of ISRO-ATCTM projects and leading a ST Radar facility at ARIES. He is SSC member of IGAC and co-chair of IGAC-MANGO.
Michal Strzelec is finalising PhD thesis in the field of Natural and Physical Sciences at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania (UTAS) and the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. His PhD project focuses on source characterisation of atmospheric trace metal deposition around Australia, including the western part of Australia adjacent to the Indian Ocean. Before joining UTAS, he completed his MSc at the Faculty of Chemistry at Warsaw University of Technology and worked as analytical chemist. Currently he is involved in metrological aspects of inorganic analysis at Central Office of Measures in Warsaw, Poland.
Programme Manager, Indian Scientific Expeditions to Southern Ocean. Since 2004 eleven expeditions, including international and national organizations/universities, are being implemented. Research findings revealed from this programme are published/presented in peer-reviewed journals (more than 100 papers) and symposiums of national and international repute (more than 90 papers). Special issues, one in Current Science and two in Deep Sea Research were published and fifteen Ph.Ds degrees were awarded under this programme.
Nidhi Tripathi is a post-doctoral researcher in Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India. She did her PhD from PRL this year. She is working in the atmospheric measurements of trace gases especially volatile organic compounds (VOCs) using state-of-the-art PTR-TOF-MS and TD-GC-FID instruments in the tropical regions of South Asia. Her research focus is to investigate the emission and atmospheric processes of biogenic-VOCs (BVOCs) over different tropical terrestrial and oceanic regions. She is particularly interested to understand the role of biogeochemical-atmospheric processes controlling the sea-to-air exchange of BVOCs in the marine boundary layer over the northern Indian Ocean.
Peter Burkill is currently Emeritus Professor of Ocean Sciences at the University of Plymouth, UK and is Co-Chair of the International Indian Ocean Expedition representing SCOR. He was elected President of SCOR (2012-2016) and has led forward the IIOE-2 program since it began. For his research, he often worked in the Indian Ocean, leading cruises there and publishing extensively on microbial dynamics there and elsewhere. He has a ‘h-index’ of 50 from his experimental and observational laser-based and molecular research that he pioneered while working in Plymouth and in Southampton. When not working, he is a Nikon accredited wildlife photographer (www.peterburkillphotography.com).
P. N. Vinayachandran is a Professor of oceanography in the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India. He specialises in development and applications of physical and biogeochemical aspects of Indian Ocean Modeling. He also has expertise in designing and conducting ship-board field experiments aimed at addressing focused questions related oceanic processes, ocean-atmosphere coupling and physical-biological interactions in the Indian Ocean. He is a member of the steering committee of IIOE-2 and Co-chair of OceanPredict.
Roxy Mathew Koll is a Climate Scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology. He is currently leading research on climate change—how it extends to the rapid warming in Indo-Pacific oceans—and impacts the global rainfall pattern, the monsoon and the marine ecosystem. Roxy is a Co-Chair of the CLIVAR Indian Ocean Region Panel, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate.
Sheryl Oliveira Fernandes is currently Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences at the School of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Goa University, India. She is an alumnus of the 3rd International SOLAS Summer School. She earned her PhD in Marine Science from Goa University in 2010. Thereafter, she pursued postdoctoral research at CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, India, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, Aix-Marseille University, France and Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Japan. Sheryl’s research interests focus on assessing biogeochemical processes particularly those pertaining to the N cycle in mangrove swamps, seagrass beds and mid-oceanic ridges. She also elucidates the diversity of microbes involved in mediating biogeochemical processes in these habitats. As a team member in the multi-disciplinary program of hydrothermal studies at mid-oceanic ridges implemented by National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research, India, she has been using microbes as tertiary proxies for detecting hydrothermal activity along southern Central Indian Ridge and eastern Southwest Indian Ridge.
Susann Tegtmeier (University of Saskatchewan) is working in the field of atmospheric chemistry-climate interactions. Her research interests include oceanic halogen and sulfur emissions and their impact on atmospheric processes as well as stratospheric chemistry and dynamics. Currently she is investigating if anthropogenic very short-lived halocarbons can pose a new threat to the ozone layer.
Dr. Swapna Panickal is a Climate Scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), India. Swapna is a lead author of IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (IPCC AR6) and also a member of Working Group on Coupled Modeling, World Climate Research Program (WGCM, WCRP). Her field of research includes Earth System Modeling for addressing the science of climate change, sea level rise and understanding the changes in monsoon hydrological cycle. She is recipient of Certificate of Merit in Atmospheric Sciences by Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Govt. of India for her outstanding contributions in Earth Sciences.
I am an oceanographer working at the School of Marine Sciences in the University of Haifa, Israel. Intrigued by their richness, diversity and complexity, in my scientific work I aim to investigate marine systems at the interface between scientific disciplines. I address this challenge through synergy between theoretical work, in-situ measurements, and remote-sensing from satellites and drones.