School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences

Head of the School


Dr. Syed Hilal Farooq


Laboratory Facilities

School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences has well-equipped laboratories:

  • Computational Geosciences & Geophysical  Laboratory
  • Structure Geology Laboratory
  • Petrology  & Geochemistry Laboratory
  • Advanced Mineralogy & Crystallography Laboratory
  • Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory
  • Applied Paleontology Laboratory
  • Ore Geology Laboratory
  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting Laboratory
  • Modelling and Visualization Laboratory
  • Numerical Simulation Laboratory
  • Instrumentation and Observation Laboratory
  • Hydro geological and Hydro-metrological Laboratory

Computational Geosciences & Geophysical Laboratory

Geodetic grade continuously operaing GPS reference station, and a few broadband seismometers are installed at various locations to record precise plate motion direction, and earthquakes. This data enables us to identify neo-tectonic activity in the region, and to determine subsurface shear-wave speed structure. Seismic data is also being used for seismic-hazard studies. Electrical resistivity experiments are  being conducted to identify groundwater bearing formations, saline water intrusions etc.

Instrumentation and Observation Laboratory

A flux tower for Atmospheric Observations has been installed at our main campus for the continuous monitoring. Sever oceanographic equipment like multi-parameter profiler, conductivity-temperature-depth (CTD) profiler, tide-wave recorder etc are regularly used to survey the coastal, lake and river dynamics.

Petrology & Geochemistry Laboratory

The Petrology Laboratory is equipped with Trinocular Polarising Microscope with CCD Camera & Analysis Software, Binocular Polarizing Microscope, Trinocular Stereozoom Microscope, Rock Cutting and Polishing Unit etc. The Geochemical Laboratory has Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC) System, Auto Titrator, Portable Multi-parameter System, Flame Photometer and De-ionized Water System.

Modelling and Visualization Laboratory

This laboratory is equipped with ten high end workstations for carrying out high resolution simulations in Atmosphere, Ocean and Climate processes such as Tropical cyclone, Monsoon, Boundary Currents, Ocean Circulations, Coastal Dynamics, Barrier Layer. Further, it is extensively used for carrying out data analysis and visualization using software viz. GrADs, MATLAB, FORTRAN.

Seminars / Conferences / Workshops organized

  • Stakeholder's Meeting on Quantifying the impact of urbanisation and climate change on the micro-climate of Bhubaneswar during 27th July 2015.
  • Development of Climate Risk Management tools in Agriculture using Extended Range Forecast during 15th – 20th December 2015