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Earth Science & Technology Cell (ESTC) program supports theme based focused network research on an identified theme in the discipline(s) of Earth System Sciences towards meeting requirement of mandated activities of Ministry’s institutes and departments and capacity building for benefit of nation and society. An ESTC project may comprise of more than one stake holding project and institutes/universities/colleges.  

 Science plan on an identified theme along with a broad implementation plan require to be submitted by the proposer (Project Coordinator 'PC') for ESTC project(s) for appraisal by the concerned Project Appraisal and Monitoring Committee (PAMC) or Technical Research Board (TRB) through the ESTC Program Head. The various subject areas for ESTC projects are:

1. Atmospheric Science, 2. Earth System Science Technology, 3. Geoscience, 4. Hydrolog & Cryosphere, 5.  Ocean Science & Resources

Three hard copies of the proposals along with an undertaking from the Principal Investigator and a Certificate from the Head of the Institution in the prescribed format may be submitted at the following address.

ESTC Network Research Projects - List
S.NO.TitlePC/PI NameInstitute NameSanction with DateDurationStatusMajor Equipments & Abstract

I

ESTC (network projects) on“Marine Biotechnological Studies (MBS)”, Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology, Chennai, T.N.   

1

Studies on the implications of engineered nanoparticles and bio-nanocomposites in aquatic animal health

Dr. V. K. Karthick, Scientist ‘B’

Sathyabama Institute of Science & Technology (SIST), Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/ESTC-MEB(SU)/2/2014 PC-III dated 18/6/2019

3 years

On-going

  1. Stand   alone rack-zebra fish housing with light enclosure
  2. Digital microtome plus tissue processor and stainer
  3. Continuous flow through proportional diluter Coulter counter

2

Surface modification nanotechnological approach for antifouling and anticorrosion applications

Dr. D. Inbakandan, Scientist E

SIST, Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/ESTC-MEB(SU)/2/2014 PC-III dated 18/6/2019

3 years

On-going

  1. Fluorescence microscope with image analyzer
  2. Impedance spectrophotometer Luminometer

3

Enhancement of marine microbial by-products for biomedical applications”

 

Dr. L. Stanley Abraham, Scientist E

SIST, Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/ESTC-MEB(SU)/2/2014 PC-III dated 18/6/2019

3 years

On-going

1.SS Extraction Vessels,                2.Vacuum oven,           3.Ultra centrifuge

4

Biofunctionalization nanoparticles for anticancer applications using   marine biosources

Dr. V. Ganesh Kumar, Scientist E

SIST, Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/ESTC-MEB(SU)/2/2014 PC-III dated 18/6/2019

3 years

On-going

1.Particle size analyzer

2.Phase contrast microscope with accessories

3.Hot air oven,

4.Microfuge

5

Isolation and identification of bioactive compounds from marine sponges for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) control

Dr. K. GOVINDARAJU, Scientist C

SIST, Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/ESTC-MEB(SU)/2/2014 PC-III dated 18/6/2019

3 years

On-going

  1. Biosafety   cabinet       (Laminar   flow)
  2. ELISA   reader with accessories
  3. Cooling   centrifuge 4. Osmometer5. CO2 incubator 6. Inverted   phase contrast microscope

 

MoES Collaborating  Institutes

1.National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai 2. Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Kochi

II

ESTC (Satellite Meteorology) for Network Projects at SRMIST (SRM University) Kattankulathur, T.N.

6

 

Studies on Atmospheric Boundary layer using space borne and ground based techniques.

Prof. D. Naryana Rao

(Co-PI:- Dr. T.V. Lakshmi Kumar)

SRM University Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/2/New ESTC/2013 PC-III dated 20/3/2015

5 years

On-going

1.Lidar.

2.AWS

7

Studies on Tropospheric Warming and Stratospheric Cooling using GPSRO.

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Mehta

SRM University Chennai

MoES/11-MRDF/2/New ESTC/2013 PC-III dated 20/3/2015

5 years

On-going

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MoES collaborating Institute

  1. National Centre For Medium Range WeatherForecasting(NCMRWF) Noida, U.P.
  2. Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (ITTM), Pune

III

ESTC Network Projects “Coastal and Ocean Technology(COT)” at NIT-K, Surathkal, Karnataka

8

Project:- Hydrodynamic performance characteristics of Caisson type Breakwater NITK

Dr. Manu, Asst. Professor

NITK, Surathkal, Mangalore

MoES/ESTC/3/COT/NITK/2014/PC-III dated 30/3/2016

5 years

On-going

WETLABs           FLNTU- A Turbidity Profiler

 

MoES Collaborating Institute  

National Centre For Coastal Research (NCCR), Chennai

IV

ESTC (Network Project) on “Marine Coastal Ecology of West Coast of India”, M.K. Bhavnagar University, Gujarat

Marine Bio-diversity

9

Study on Diversity and Ecology of Lichens in Marine National Park (MNP) and Sanctuary, West Coast, Gujarat

Dr. Bhasker L. Punjani, Associate Professor

Gujarat University

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.GPS-1,              2.Field kits-2, 3.Binocular Research 4.Microscope-1,         5.Digital Camera-1, 6.Computer 7.Microscope with attached camera-1

10

Study of Biodiversity of Southern Gulf of Kachchh with reference to Coral Bleaching /Climate Change  

Dr. Geeta Padate

University of Baroda, Gujarat

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.Digital Camera with underwater casing 2.Global Positioning (GPS) (2 numbers)           3.Satellite images & processing

11

Studies on brachyuran crabs of Saurashtra Coast

Dr. Kauresh D. Vachhrajani

University of Baroda, Gujarat

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.Computer with printer scanner, 2.Laptop,                     3.SL camera

12

Intertidal macrofaunal diversity of the coast of Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat, India.

Dr. Bharatsinh M. Gohil

Bhavnagar University

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.SLR digital camera,  2.USB digital electron microscope

13

Impact of climate change on anthozoans along Saurashtra coast Gujarat

Dr. Pradeep C. Mankodi

University of Baroda, Gujarat

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1. Data processing un with software -1  Un2.Digital camera with underwater casing-1 3.Handheld GPS receiver -1 Unit

14

Ecology of Halo-Anoxygenic Phototrophic Bacteria of Marine Habitats of Gujarat

Dr. (Mrs). Ch. Sasikala

JNT University Hyderabad

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.Phase contrast microscope,

2.UV/VIS spectrophotometer

15

Isolation, characterization and diversity of marine biofilm forming Bacteria from Gujarat Coast

Prof.  B.N.Jha

CSMCRI Bhavnagar

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

 

16

Prokaryotic diversity and metal fluxes at selected site of Saurashtra and Gulf of Khambhat coastal ecosystem

Dr. Devyani Tipre, Assistant Professor

Gujarat University

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.Micro station system reader Lyophilize

17

Molecular diversity and enzymatic potential of haloalkaliphilic actinomycetes from the sea water of coastal Gujarat

Dr. Satya .P. Singh

SasurashtraUniversityGujarat

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.PCR, 2.Cooling Centrifuge Deep Freeze, 3.Refrigerators

Marine Pollution

18

Impact of industrial pollution on coastal and marine ecosystem of Gulf of Kachchh between Dwarka and Rozibeyt

Dr. Deepa Gavali,Deputy Director, Gujarat Ecology Society

Bhavnagar University

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

1.GC with RCD and G Adsorbent unit 2.Miscellaneous equipments

19

Impact of industrial pollution on coastal and marine ecosystem in South Gujarat.

Dr. N. C. Desai, MKBU

Bhavnagar University

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

 

20

Biodegradation of polycyclic aromatic  hydrocarbons (PAHs) and microbial community dynamics during bioremediation of crude oil polluted saline sites along Gujarat Coast

Dr (Ms) Bharti P Dave, MKBU

Bhavnagar University

MoES/16/06/2013-RDEAS dated 23/10/2015

3 years

Completed

Nil

 

MoES Institutes participated in meetings

1.National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR) Chennai,  2. Centre for Marine Living Resources and Ecology (CMLRE), Kochi

 

Major Achievements

New finding of Crab species, Lichens;   Ph.Ds.,  Papers published in peer reviewed journals, Papers in conferences, Observation data of Gujarat coast,

Special studies of Alang coast (Shipbreaking Yard),   and  Sivrajpur

 

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