Mr. Rajesh Nair has a Bachelor of Science degree from
Mr. Rajesh Nair has over 20 years of experience in Oceanography and the Marine Sciences. He has worked in many areas of marine research, ranging from plankton studies and biogeochemical cycling to physical oceanography and environmental monitoring. Mr. Nair has actively participated in many EU and Italian national projects, and possesses extensive field experience and hands-on skills with a wide array of marine instrumentation. He is presently on the staff of the Centro di Taratura Oceanografica, the oceanographic calibration facility of the OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale) which he helped set up in 2002.
Mr. Rajesh Nair's current work and interests focus on marine observing technologies, including calibration, control and testing of instrumentation and the application of metrological principles to measurement quality assurance both in the laboratory and in the field.
Mr. Rajesh Nair is currently active in the following projects:
JERICO (Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories), funded by the European Union within the framework of its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7);
EMRP (European Metrology Research Programme) "ENV05-Ocean: metrology for ocean salinity and acidity", a EURAMET (European Association of National Metrology Institutes) Programme project;
RITMARE (Ricerca ITaliana per il MARE), a national Research & Technology programme funded by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, the national research council) of Italy.