I am currently
a Research Scientist working with the Jones Lab and the Saudi Aramco-KAUST
Marine Environmental Research Center. Prior to joining KAUST, I
carried out research related to the environmental sciences - ocean
circulation, air-sea interaction and remote sensing in the Indian Ocean region
at various research and academic organization since 1982. I have applied
statistical methods, mathematical modeling and remote sensing techniques in
addition to the classical methods to study the ocean dynamics. My research
experience ranges from environmental impact assessment to deep-sea hydrothermal
vents. In Oman, I worked on biophysical dynamics and numerical
modeling of ocean circulation to investigate the causes of increasing
events of harmful algal blooms and their impact on living marine resources.
Earlier, worked on environmental impact assessment of central Indian Ocean
poly-metallic nodules, and developed large database to study the
hydro-biological impacts on deep-sea mining for manganese nodules.