NCAOR Staff - Dr. Sarat Chandra Tripathy

Dr. Sarat Chandra Tripathy

Scientist E
Department Name : Physical Oceanography
Desk No : +91-832-2525635

Field Of Specilization : Biological Oceanography
Current Research Activities : Primary productivity, Biogeochemistry and Bio-optics of Polar Oceans.

Academic Record

2008-2011: D.Sc. (Environmental Sciences), Nagoya University, Japan.  

2000-2005: Ph.D. (Marine Sciences), Berhampur University/NIO, India.

1996-1998: M.Sc. (Marine Biology), Berhampur University, Odisha, India


2008: Outstanding poster presentation award in the PORSEC held at Guangzhou, China during 2008.

2005: Japanese Govt. (Monbukagakusho/MEXT) fellowship for carrying out higher studies in Japan.

2003: CSIR-Senior Research Fellowship.

Research Area

  • Understand the potential of biological pump of polar oceans using simulated C (13C, 14C) and N (15N)-uptake experiments, and study the response phytoplankton physiology to environmental fluctuations using variable fluorescence technique (FRRF). 


  • Bio-optical (IOP & AOP) characterisation of watermass, and deciphering its interplay with phytoplankton productivity in Southern and Arctic Oceans using sea-truth and satellite observations.

Professional Record

JAN 2016: Scientist-E, Ocean Sciences Group, ESSO-NCAOR, MoES, Goa.                                                      

DEC 2011: Scientist-D, Ocean Sciences Group, ESSO-NCAOR, MoES, Goa.

APR 2011: Post Doctoral Fellow, HyARC, Nagoya University, Japan.