Mr. Ramesh Madipally

Scientist D, Marine Geoscience Group (MGG)

Email : ramesh[dot]madipally[at]ncess[dot]gov[dot]in

Phone(Off) :0471-2511711

Fax : 0471-2442280


Ph.D. : (submitted) Dept. Of Physical Oceanography, CUSAT, Cochin, Kerala, India.
Thesis : Study on Coastal Hydrodynamics along the southwest coast of India through video monitoring techniques.
M.Tech. : Geoinformatics and Surveying Technologies, IST-JNTUH, Hyderabad, India.
B.Tech. : Electronics and Communication Engineering, JNTUH, Hyderabad, India.

Professional career:

2023 (July) - Present  Scientist D, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2019 (July) - 2023 (June)  Scientist C, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2016 (June) - 2019 (June)  Scientist B, National Centre for Earth Science Studies.
2014 (March) - 2015 (Sept)  Academic Assistant, Centre for Spatial Information Technology, IST-JNTUH Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Area of specialization:

Coastal Oceanography, Remote Sensing, Coastal Monitoring.

Involved Projects:

  1. Coastal Ocean Dynamics OceanographyOceanography) (2020 – Till date).
  2. Identification and monitoring Rip currents at Rushikonda Blue-flag certified beach, Visakhapatnam – (in collaboration with SAC, ISRO) (2022 – Till date).
  3. Coastal Monitoring for Ha zard Mitigation and Mana gement (2016 2020.
  4. Study of beach-surf zone dynamics and its influence on the coastal morphology at locations with diverse environmental settings (2016 2020.


  1. Life me mber of Ocean Society of India.
  2. Member, EGU.
  3. MoES grant to attend 3rd International conference on Coastal zones and Oceanography, Singapore.
  4. MoES grant to attend CIRN bootcamp at LEGOS lab, France and to visit Lisbon University, Portugal.
  5. Qualified GATE – 2011,2012,2013, 2014 and 2016 in EC


  • CIRN Boot Camp and Workshop on Coastal Video Monitoring Systems, France.
  • Training program on ROMS Modelling, ESSO- NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Brainstorming session on Coastal flooding, ESSO-NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • MATLAB Training course for earth science applications, NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • GIS training program on “Exploring ENVI”, ESSO-NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • National workshop on “Popularization of Remote sensing-based Maps and Geospatial Information”, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • International Winter School on "Operational Oceanography: Indian Ocean Circulation and Sea Level Variation" at INCOIS, Hyderabad.
  • Training of Trainers (ToT) in the use of “Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines for Coastal Protection and Management in India”, Pune.


  1. Ramesh, M., Swathy Krishna, P.S., Amrutha Raj, V., Sheela Nair, L. 2023. Coupled coastal monitoring framework for the analysis of beach stability and nearshore hydrodynamics of a structure influenced medium energy coast in India, Ocean & Coastal Management, 239, 106619. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2023.106619.
  2. Arun Kumar Surisetty, V.V., Venkateswarlu, Ch., Ramesh, M., Gireesh, B., Naidu, C.V., Sheela Nair, L., Rashmi Sharma. 2023. Practical use of smartphone cameras in rip current monitoring studies, Ocean & Coastal Management, 243, 106776, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2023.106776.
  3. Swathy Krishna, P.S., Tiju, I. V., Sheela Nair, L., Ramesh, M. 2023. Coastal flooding by wave, wind, tide interactions and related processes along the southern part of SW coast of India. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 102968, 62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2023.102968
  4. Swathy Krishna P.S., Aboobacker, V.M., Ramesh, M., Sheela Nair, L. 2023. Remotely induced storm effects on the coastal flooding along the southwest coast of India. Oceanologia. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceano.2023.03.003
  5. Ramesh, M., Nair, L.S., Anoop, T. R., Prakash, T. N., 2022. Nearshore wave analysis from coastal video monitoring techniques at high energy micro tidal beach under sunlight dominance conditions: a case study from Valiathura beach in southwest coast of India. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 51, 102205. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2022.102205.
  6. Ramesh, M., Sheela Nair, L., Ramachandran, K.K., Prakash, T.N., 2020. Development of video monitoring system for coastal applications. Journal of Coastal Research, 89(sp1), 118-125. https://doi.org/10.2112/SI89-020.
  7. Sankar, S., Thondithala Ramachandran, A., Franck Eitel, K. G., Kondrik, D., Sen, R., Madipally, R., Pettersson, L. H., 2019. The influence of tropical Indian Ocean warming and Indian Ocean Dipole on the surface chlorophyll concentration in the eastern Arabian Sea, Biogeosciences Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-2019-169
  8. K. ManjulaVani, Ramesh M, Prathyusha K. 2016. Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield Modeling using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques, International Journal of Management and Applied Science (IJMAS), vol-2, 10 (Spl Iss -1), ISSN: 2394-7926.

In Books – Book Chapters– 3:

  1. Ramesh, M., Sheela Nair, L., Amrutha Raj, V., Sarankumar, S.G., Akhildev, S., Arya, R.P., 2023. Advanced remote sensing methods for high-resolution, cost-effective monitoring of the coastal morphology using Video Beach Monitoring System (VBMS), CoastSnap, and CoastSat techniques. In: Jayaraju, N., Sreenivasulu, G., Madakka, M., Manjulatha, M. (eds), Coasts, Estuaries and Lakes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21644-2_26
  2. Princy, J.R., Ramesh, M., Jyothi, J., Swathy Krishna, P.S., Sheela Nair, L., 2023. Non-monsoonal coastal erosion due to the tropical cyclone (OCKHI) and its impacts along Thiruvananthapuram coast, southwest coast of India – A geospatial approach. In: Jayaraju, N., Sreenivasulu, G., Madakka, M., Manjulatha, M. (eds), Coasts, Estuaries and Lakes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21644-2_29
  3. Swathy Krishna, P.S., Sheela Nair, L., Ramesh, M., 2023. Coastal flooding in India: An overview. In: Jayaraju, N., Sreenivasulu, G., Madakka, M., Manjulatha, M. (eds), Coasts, Estuaries and Lakes. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21644-2_2

In Conferences – 5:

  1. Ramesh, M. and Sheela Nair L. (2023) “Video Beach Monitoring System for complex coastal morpho hydrodynamic analysis”, national seminar on Spatial Data Modelling: Emerging trends and Utilities, Kerala University.
  2. Ramesh, M., Sheela Nair, L., Amrutha Raj, V., Sarankumar, S.G. and Prakash T.N., (2022), High Resolution Coastal Monitoring Techniques for Coastal Geomorphological Analysis: Video Beach Monitoring System (VBMS), CoastSnap and CoastSat- First results of its kind in India, IEEE OCEANS- 2022.
  3. Ramesh M., Sheela Nair L., and Taborda R., (2020), “PI-COSMOS: An Open-Source Python based High Speed Coastal Video Monitoring System”, European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2020”, 3-8 May, 2020, Veinna, Austria.
  4. Ramesh M., Sheela Nair L. and Prakash T.N., (2019), “High-resolution observations of short term coastal morpho dynamics using Video Beach Monitoring System at Kozhikode Beach, India”, OSICON-2019, CMLRE, Kochi, December 2019.
  5. J.R. Princy, M. Ramesh, Jyothi Joseph, L. Sheela Nair and T.N. Prakash., Satellite (Sentinel 2) based Analysis of Coastal Erosion due to Cyclone OCKHI along Thiruvananthapuram, Southwest Coast of India, International Symposium on Advances in Coastal Research with Special Reference to Indo Pacific-2019, NIOT campus, Chennai in December 2019.
  6. Ramesh M, Sheela Nair L., Ramachandran K.K. and Prakash T.N. (2018), "Indigenous development of Advanced Video Imagery Methods for High-Resolution Observations of Coastal Processes”, Young Scientist Conference- India International Science Festival (IISF)- 2018, Lucknow.
  7. Ramesh M, Sheela Nair L., Anoop T.R., Ramachandran K.K. and Prakash T.N. (2018), “Monitoring of Nearshore dynamics in southwest coast of India – A video imagery approach”, 3rd International Conference on Coastal Zones and Oceanography-2018, Singapore.
  8. M. Ramesh, L. Sheela Nair, K.K. Ramachandran and T.N. Prakash (2017), “Development of Video Monitoring System for Coastal Applications”, OSICON-2017, NCESS, Thiruvananthapuram, India.