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Dr Varunan Theenathayalan

Earth Observation Scientist

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+44 (0)1752 633100 (switchboard)


Varunan completed his M.S and Ph.D. (2020) from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in optical oceanography, focusing on coastal and inland water ecosystem health, productivity, and environmental-related problems. He is interested in developing bio-optical models using both in-situ and satellite data that help water quality managers aid the risk assessment activities to protect human and animal health and the ecosystem itself. Currently, he is working on the routine monitoring of floating vegetation, water quality parameters, and their linkage with associated water diseases in Lake Vembanad waters of Kerala, India.