Dr. M. Ravichandran

Member, International Advisory Committee, WASAMSA2022.

Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Dr. M. Ravichandran is the Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Earth Science, since
Oct 2021. He was Director, National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR), Goa
during 2016-2021. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Physics from University of Pune. He worked
as an Atmospheric Scientist in Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ESSO-IITM), Pune
(1988 to 1997), Ocean Technologist at National Institute of Ocean Technology (ESSO-NIOT),
Chennai (1997-2001) and a Physical Oceanographer at Indian National Centre for Ocean
Information Services (ESSO-INCOIS), Hyderabad (2001-2016), before joining at NCPOR. His
research interest includes Atmospheric and Ocean dynamics, Ocean Observations & Modeling.
He is Vice-President of Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Member of
Scientific Steering Group of World Climate Research Program of WMO, represent India for
Antarctic Treaty system, member of various other National and International committee.