About the Author
Ranadhir Mukhopadhyay is an Earth scientist with 33 years of research experience. His work focuses on mineral exploration, plate boundary geometry, seafloor geodynamics, resource management, and climate change and governance. He is currently Chief Scientist with CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography in Goa and previously worked as Director of Mauritius Oceanography Institute. He has authored two books and four-dozen research papers. Dr. Mukhopadhyay has degrees from Calcutta University and Burdwan University, conducted post-doctoral research with the University of Hawaii, and recently completed his second PhD at the Indira Gandhi National Open University in New Delhi. S.M. Karisiddaiah is a geoscientist with extensive experience relating to the formation and evolution of western continental margin of India, gas hydrates, manganese nodules, and plate boundary geodynamics. In addition to his work with the National Institute of Oceanography, Dr. Karisiddaiah has researched manganese nodules onboard the R.V. Gaveshani and received a Post-Doctoral fellowship from Berlin's Free University to study methane emissions from oceanic sediments. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed research publications and has contributed to numerous national and international seminars and symposia. Dr. Karisiddaiah is a member of the Geological Society of India and the Indian Geophysical Union. Julie Mukhopadhyay is a social scientist with 30 years of experience of fieldwork in educational, social, human development, and climate change sectors in both rural and urban areas of South Asia and Africa.