Speaker's Profile 

Anil Kulkarni

Scientist, Divecha Centre for Climate Change

Anil Kulkarni is a distinguished scientist at the Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. He has worked at the Indian Space Research Organization, Ahmedabad, India.  Kulkarni has developed numerous remote sensing based methods and models to understand the Himalayan cryosphere. These are widely used to map seasonal snow cover, glacier cover, moraine dammed lakes, glacier mass balance, snow albedo, stream runoff, and to understand the influence of climate change on the Himalayan cryosphere. He is currently working on issues related to Himalayan glaciers and on water security in North India. He has published more than 80 papers in peer reviewed journals as well as numerous atlases and reports. Around 250 young Indian scientists have taken the training on cryosphere studies he developed. Kulkarni is a recipient of the Indian Government’s prestigious National Award in Polar Science and Cryosphere (2014) and the National Geosciences Award (2009). The Indian Space Research Organization for Snow and Glacier project conferred him the title Team Leader in 2008.