Dr. Grinson George, Principal Scientist since 2018 at CMFRI, Kochi is on deputation as Senior Programme Specialist (Fisheries) to SAARC Agriculture Centre, Dhaka, Bangladesh coordinating fisheries and aquaculture section for eight South Asian Nations. He has been active in teaching, research, policy, administration, academics, and industry related to fisheries and aquaculture for over 20 years. Specialized in Fisheries Resource Management, he completed the post-doctoral research at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom. He served as honorary coordinator CPR Environmental foundation and Juliette Massey Honorary fellow of World Aquaculture Society. He worked at the Ministry of Education, Maldives (2003-04), as a Scientist at CIARI, Port Blair (2005-12), and Senior Scientist at CMFRI (2012-18). He is the recipient of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Puraskar by ICAR; Dr. Hiralal Chaudhury and Dr. Kulkarni award by CIFE.
Dr. Grinson George extensively worked on island ecosystems, fisheries, aquaculture, reef ecology, mangroves, and other coastal resources. He worked on developing satellite remote sensing and numerical model-based solutions for various challenges in the coastal areas. He worked on fisheries oceanography, climate change impacts, and strategies for adapting to serious climate-related responses. His work has been used in developing reef bleaching advisories and refining PFZ advisories provided by INCOIS.
His current research focus is on Citizen Science initiatives to address water-
quality using satellite remote-sensing and marine bio-optics.
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