IIT Bhubaneswar Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar

The School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences organized "Indo-US Advance Workshop and Colloquium on Modeling and Data Assimilation for Tropical Cyclone Predictions" during 9th - 14th July 2012, in collaboration with the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi. The workshop was conducted in Hotel Swasti Premium and was inaugurated by Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. Dr. L. S. Rathore, Director General of Meteorology, Indian Meteorological Department was the guest of honor.

During the workshop, 16 resource persons from US and 7 from India delivered lectures covering various aspects of the Tropical Cyclone Predictions with especial reference to North Indian Ocean i.e. Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Four students from USA and 35 participants from India attended the workshop and the colloquium. Indian participants include academicians, scientists, students from premium research and operational organization, such as, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Space Application Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research etc.

The workshop provided a unique opportunity to share and learn the advanced understanding and forecasting techniques on tropical cyclone over the Indian Ocean.

The workshop has special significance to the coastal regions of India and especially the Odisha, as the state previously experienced a devastating super cyclone.

The programme was coordinated by Prof. S. Tripathy, School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, IIT Bhubaneswar; Prof. U. C. Mohanty, Centre of Atmospheric Sciences, IIT Delhi and Dr. S. G. Gopalkrishnan, Hurricane Research Division, USA.