Dr. Grinson George

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Principal Scientist (on deputation from ICAR) as Senior Programme Specialist (Fisheries)

SAARC Agriculture Centre


Brief Biography

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.

Field of Interests

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.

Fields of Expertise

Current Research Projects

Pathway of dispersal for Cholera and solution tools” (POCAST)” funded by Department of Bio-Technology, New Delhi Carbon dioxide Assimilation off Cochin and Mandapam Coast” funded by Indian Space Research organisation/National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad REhabilitation of Vibrio Infested waters of Vembanad Lake: pollution and solution (REVIVAL). Is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi A model for the primary production in the Indian coastal waters” is funded by the Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi GIS-based management advisory support information system for the marine fisheries sector Remote sensing assisted biodynamic forecasting paradigm for Indian marine resources Development of Fishery Management Plans for sustaining Marine Fisheries of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry National Initiative on Climate Resilient Agriculture - Marine Fisheries Application of remote sensing to study the structure and function of the marine ecosystem, including fisheries

Key Publications

  • Akhiljith, P J and Benjamin, Liya and Rojith, G and Zacharia, P U and George, Grinson and Ajitha, S and Lakshmi, P M and Sajna, V H and Sathianandan, T V (2019) Climatic Projections of Indian Ocean during 2030, 2050, 2080 with Implications on Fisheries Sector. Journal of Coastal Research, 86. pp. 198-208.
  • Sajna, V H and Zacharia, P U and Benjamin, Liya and Rojith, G and Kuriakose, Somy and Joseph, Dhanya and George, Grinson (2019) Effect of Climatic Variability on the Fishery of Indian Oil Sardine Along Kerala Coast. Journal of Coastal Research, 86. pp. 184-192.
  • Shaju, S S and Sreekutty, Prasad C and Vishnu, P S and Samal, Amir Kumar and Menon, Nandini and Nashad, M and Avarachen Mathew, K and Nazar, A K A and George, Grinson (2019) Effect of Mariculture on bio-optical properties and water quality of Gulf of Mannar and Palk Bay. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 29. pp. 1-9.
  • Shafeeque, Muhammed and Shah, Phiros and Platt, Trevor and Sathyendranath, Shubha and Menon, Nandini and Balachand, A N and George, Grinson (2019) Effect of Precipitation on Chlorophyll-a in an Upwelling Dominated Region Along the West Coast of India. Journal of Coastal Research, 86. pp. 218-244.
  • Racault, Marie-Fanny and Abdulaziz, Anas and George, Grinson and Menon, Nandini and Jasmin, C and Minu, P and McConville, Kristian and Loveday, Ben and Platt, Trevor and Sathyendranath, Shubha and Vijayan, Vijitha (2019) Environmental Reservoirs of Vibrio cholerae: Challenges and Opportunities for Ocean-Color Remote Sensing. Remote sensing, 11. pp. 1-27.
  • Joseph, Dhanya and Benjamin, Liya and Rojith, G and Zacharia, P U and George, Grinson (2019) Time Series Analysis of CMIP5 Model and Observed Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly Along Indian Coastal Zones. Journal of Coastal Research, 86. pp. 239-247.
  • Girish Kumar, M S and Thangaprakash, V P and Udaya Bhaskar, T V S and Suprit, K and Sureshkumar, N and Baliar Singh, S K and Jofia, J and Pant, V and Vishnu, S and George, Grinson and Abhilash, K R and Shivaprasad, S (2019) Quantifying tropical cyclone’s effect on the biogeochemical processes using profiling float observations in the Bay of Bengal. JGR Oceans. pp. 1-52.
  • Ajitha, S and Rojith, G and Zacharia, P U and Nikki, R and Sajna, V H and Benjamin, Liya and George, Grinson (2019) Production, Characterization and Observation of Higher Carbon in Sargassum wightii Biochar From Indian Coastal Waters. Journal of Coastal Research, 86. pp. 193-197.
  • Sajeela, K A and Gopalakrishnan, A and Basheer, V S and Mandal, A and Bineesh, K K and George, Grinson and Gopakumar, S D (2019) New insights from nuclear and mitochondrial markers on the genetic diversity and structure of the Indian white shrimp Fenneropenaeus indicus among the marginal seas in the Indian Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 136. pp. 53-64.
  • Shah, Phiros and Sajeev, R and Thara, K J and George, Grinson and Shafeeque, Muhammed and Akash, S and Platt, Trevor (2019) Holistic Approach to Upwelling and Downwelling along the South-West Coast of India. Marine Geodesy. pp. 1-21.

Postal Address

Dr. Grinson George Senior Program Specialist (Fisheries) SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC),BARC Complex, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh

Phone Number

Office Ph: +880-2-8141140, 8141655, 9122808 Ext. 106 Cell: 01311074147

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