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Dr. R.S. Kankara took over the charge of Director CWPRS on 28 February 2022. He did his M.Sc. & M.Phil. in Applied Mathematics from Agra university and obtained Ph.D from Anna University, Chennai for his work on Coastal Processes Modelling for Gulf of Kachchh in ICZM perspective. He has specialized in Coastal Hydrodynamics, Wave-Structure Interaction, Sediment Transport, Coastal Vulnerability Assessment (Tsunami, Storm Surges, Oil Spill, Erosion etc.), Environmental Impact Assessment, Inlet Dynamics, Design of Coastal Protection Schemes, Hydro-Meteorological data observations in Coastal Waters, Shoreline Change Monitoring, preparation of Integrated Coastal Management Plans and Appraisal of Coastal Engineering/Management projects etc.

He has more than 29 years of extensive research experience in Coastal Engineering and Shoreline Management related aspects. He has progressively held technical-scientific-managerial positions at premier research organizations i.e., CWPRS and Ministry of Earth Sciences (National Centre for Coastal Research, Chennai). All through his career, he has worked on research projects to address various coastal problems of societal relevance and help sustainable coastal development of Indian coast. He led their inception, design and implementation which involved researchers/engineers from various universities, national institutions.

He has authored more than 80 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals and proceedings, delivered more than 50 invited talks in national/international workshops and meetings. He has successfully carried out more than 30 research projects and has prepared about 25 technical research reports. He is reviewer for many National and International reputed scientific journals related Coastal Engineering and Earth Sciences. He is Life member of Indian Society of Hydraulics and Ocean Society of India.

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