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RESEARCH AND INTERNSHIP

MRC Internship opportunities offer a holistic learning experience for under graduate and post graduate students undergoing multi-disciplinary programmes. The interns are exposed to the UDA framework, its challenges and opportunities. They are guided through detailed literature survey and encouraged to formalize their specific project topics. Specific knowledge / skill required to undertake the project are facilitated along with supporting data. Every intern at MRC is mentored to publish their work in appropriate conference or journal based on the efforts put in by them.
Certificate and Letter of Appreciation will be awarded to the students on successful completion of the internship with satisfactory achievement of all objectives. Interns showcasing outstanding performance may be offered research associate position, post completion of their degree on specific projects being pursued by MRC.

Our interns are exposed to career oriented, project based learning with specific focus on real world problem solving. It is driven by the UDA framework in the tropical littoral waters. PhD students could also join to identify their research problem. The deliverables are in terms of the four broad modules as given below :-

  • Knowledge : The topics will include, Underwater Domain Awareness, Underwater Acoustics, Signal Processing, Shallow Water Acoustics, Statistical Signal Processing, Data Science and many more based on the participants requirement.
  • Skill: Matlab, Python, Research Methodology, Communication Skills, Technical Writing and Algorithm Design.
  • Thinking Ability : Project Formulation & Execution, Data Analytics, Maritime Strategy and Geopolitics, Business Development and Policy Formulation.
  • Expertise Enhancement : The knowledge & skill development along with thought leadership will ensure generation of expertise within the organization, to take forward new ideas on their own.

More details of the overall concept of UDA framework and the engagement methodology for internship can be downloaded here

In case of any issues/ queries or special requests, please contact :  admin@foundationforuda.in

The Internship aims at providing participants with a deep understanding of Maritime Domain through Mini Projects and Expert Talks. The participants are encouraged to build an abstract and present their project, which the participant can further develop into a Research Paper in the future.  You will be receiving INR 20,000 at the end of 2month. Candidates who perform well will be offered UDA Research Fellowship with a remuneration of INR 400,000. 

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The Maritime Research Center provides 6 Months Internship program, where each intern is provided with a research problem and guided into writing one or more research papers on the same. The Intern will be eligible for fellowship at MRC post completion of the internship.

Registration form

The Maritime Research Center provides 1 Year Internship program, where each intern is provided with a real-world research problem and guided into completion of the project, making significant contribution in it, and writing one or more research papers on the same. The Intern will be eligible for fellowship at MRC post completion of the internship.

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Projects

The list of all the interns can be found here.

Research Areas

The research areas to start with will be “Underwater Domain Awareness” and “Anthropogenic Noise and Its Impact on the Marine Eco-system.” Allied areas may be added as the work progresses along with experts.

Ongoing Projects

Validation of Model-Based Techniques for Characterization of Surface Sediment at Khadakwasala Lake with Field Data
Siltation is the major concern in the freshwater systems residing in the tropical region. The precise characterization of the sediment type is critical for initiating any de-siltation effort or even to ascertain the siltation process for introducing any preventive measures. In this work, we carried out surface sediment characterization at Khadakwasala Lake using the analytical data acquired by using Edgetech SB216S sub-bottom profiler. This paper presents validation of two model-based techniques viz. energy model and central frequency shift model to characterize the surface sediment at Khadakwasala Lake.

Spatio Temporal Low Frequency Ambient Noise Mapping in IOR using AIS Data

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) today is arguably the most strategically important sea area globally. Being the focal point of maritime trade and a Geo-political hot-spot, the IOR is the transit point of maximum number of military and merchant fleets. The high volume of maritime traffic also translates to high levels of low frequency anthropogenic noise that are primary cause of acoustic habitat degradation for the big whales. The frequent stranding of such species in the recent past is a testimony of high ambient noise in the region. The lack of awareness among the stakeholders and the policy makers on the impact of acoustic habitat degradation and sustainable growth in the maritime domain is a cause of serious concern. The quantitative and qualitative assessment of the acoustic habitat degradation is a major step in any conservation initiative. In this work, our aim is to perform mapping of low frequency ambient noise over a selected Indian Ocean Region.

Study of Submerged Archaelogical Sites along the coast of Indian Ocean

This paper addresses the significance and role of documentation in museums and institutions in safeguarding their traditional methods of documentation and effective strategies to eradicate the upcoming challenge’s faced by them in documentation.This paper tries to highlight the deviant and respective documentation strategies of institution at regional level, adopted to organize their collection in a structured form, stimulating the significance of each object and preserving the heritage. The paper will examine in detail all aspects of documentation and how and evolutionary element or policy would benefit the collection which would eventually leave an indelible mark on minds of viewers. A case study conducted in a regional museum will be taken up to critically evaluate the intricacies involved in documentation and to analysis the different phases of the documentation policy. This analysis of the institution will help in the better functioning of the documentation at the regional level.The paper focuses on merits and demerits of documentation policy methods adopted by the institution. Further, the institution will be evaluated on the basis of documentation policy adopted by them.

All research activities at or supported by MRC will be translated to publication in the appropriate journals, conference proceedings, magazines, etc. These publications will be under the affiliation of MRC. MRC will support Seagull magazine with regular articles and in the future attempt to collaborate with a well-known national and international journal for regular publication of its research efforts.

Research Notes

  • Impact of Degradation in Marine Ecosystem on the Health of Divers 
  • Impact of Underwater Acoustic Degradation on Health of Divers [Download]
  • Comparison of Environmental Parameters in IOR between January 2010 and March 2020[Download]
  • Analysis Automatic Identification System Data[Download]
  • Snapping Shrimp Mapping in Indian Ocean Region[Download]
  • Defining Underwater Archaeology[Download]
  • Shipping Radiated Noise Estimation Techniques[Download]
  • Analysis of sound speed profiling and their applications in ocean studies[Download]
  • Acoustic Habitat Degradation in IOR due to shipping[Download]
  • Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for AIS[Download]
  • Channel Model for Acoustic Propagation in Indian Ocean Region[Download]
  • Dark Ship Detection and Management System[Download]
  • GUI for spatio-temporal low frequency ambient noise mapping in IOR[Download]
  • Noise and Vibration analysis onboard marine platforms and automated report generator[Download]
  • Passive Sonar Simulator and Interactive Applications[Download]
  • Radiated Noise Generation[Download]
Notes Report
Impact of Degradation in Marine Ecosystem on the Health of Divers 
Impact of Underwater Acoustic Degradation on Health of Divers
Comparison of Environmental Parameters in IOR between January 2010 and March 2020
Analysis Automatic Identification System Data
Snapping Shrimp Mapping in Indian Ocean Region
Defining Underwater Archaeology
Shipping Radiated Noise Estimation Techniques
Analysis of sound speed profiling and their applications in ocean studies
Acoustic Habitat Degradation in IOR due to shipping
Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for AIS
Channel Model for Acoustic Propagation in Indian Ocean Region
Dark Ship Detection and Management System
GUI for spatio-temporal low frequency ambient noise mapping in IOR
Noise and Vibration analysis onboard marine platforms and automated report generator
Passive Sonar Simulator and Interactive Applications
Radiated Noise Generation
Articles Written by Dr Cdr Arnab Das
  • Underwater Search and Recovery of Indian Ocean Region. [View]
  • RakshaAnirveda.[Download]
  • Underwater Domain Awareness in the Indo Pacific. [Download]
  • Acoustic-Maritime Security. [Download]
  • Challenges of Effective Underwater Domain Awareness in the Indian Ocean Region.[Download]
  • A Comprehensive Maritime Strategy.[Download]
  • Indian Leadership Must for IOR. [Download]
  • Assam Tribune. [Download]
  • Underwater Noise Pollution.[Download]
  • Playing in the waters (Assam Tribune).[Download]
Articles on UDA
  • Study reveals marked decline in noise levels in Indian Ocean Region during lockdown | Hindustan Times.[Download]
  • Underwater Domain Awareness – A new realm for startups | RakshaAnirveda.[Download]
  • Underwater Domain Awareness in the Indo Pacific | Geopolitics. [Download]
  • Underwater Domain Awarenesss: A New Paradigm for the Indian Ocean. | Salute [View]
  • Indian Leadership Must for Indian Ocean. | Geopolitics [View]
  • Underwater Radiated Noise | Maritime Affairs [View]
  • UDA & Acoustic Capacity Building | Bharat Shakti [View]
Notes Report
Underwater Search and Recovery of Indian Ocean Region.
RakshaAnirveda.
Underwater Domain Awareness in the Indo Pacific.
Acoustic-Maritime Security.
Challenges of Effective Underwater Domain Awareness in the Indian Ocean Region.
A Comprehensive Maritime Strategy.
Indian Leadership Must for IOR.
Assam Tribune.
Underwater Noise Pollution.
Playing in the waters (Assam Tribune).
Notes Report
Study reveals marked decline in noise levels in Indian Ocean Region during lockdown | Hindustan Times.
Underwater Domain Awareness – A new realm for startups | RakshaAnirveda.
Underwater Domain Awareness in the Indo Pacific | Geopolitics.
Underwater Domain Awareness: A New Paradigm for the Indian Ocean. | Salute
Indian Leadership Must for Indian Ocean. | Geopolitics
Underwater Radiated Noise | Maritime Affairs
UDA & Acoustic Capacity Building | Bharat Shakti

Conference Papers

  • Jyoti A. Sadalage and Arnab Das, “Precise Estimation of Sound Velocity Profile and its Impact on Sediment Classification in the Tropical Shallow Freshwater Reservoirs”, IEEE OES, Underwater Technology Conference, UT-15, NIOT Chennai, Feb 2015.
  • SoubhagyaRoul and Arnab Das, “Coastal Surveillance Networks using AVS and Blue Green Lasers”, IEEE OES, Underwater Technology Conference, UT-15, NIOT Chennai, Feb 2015.
  • JyotiSadalage, Arnab Das and P. Mukherjee, “Sediment Classification Using Side Scan Sonar Imagery”, 12th Western Pacific Acoustic Conference 2015, Singapore, 6-9 Dec 2015.
  • Arnab Das, VenugopalanPallayil, “Analysis of Effective Signal Design for Active Sensing of Undersea Objects/Bottoms in Tropical Littoral Waters” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Shanghai, 10-13 Apr 2016.
  • PiyushAsolkar, Arnab Das, SuhasGajre, Y Joshi, “Validation of Webster Ambient Noise Model for Real Data in Tropical Littoral Water” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Shanghai, 10-13 Apr 2016.
  • RajveerShastri, Arnab Das, Y V Joshi, “On the Selection of Time Frequency Feature Set to Represent Passive Sonar Data of Tropical Waters” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Shanghai, 10-13 Apr 2016.
  • Arnab Das, VenugopalanPallayil, “Validation of Channel Model for Evaluating the Performance of Probing Signal Design in Shallow Tropical Waters” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Monterey, USA, 19-22 Sep 2016.
  • Piyush M. Asolkar , Arnab Das, Suhas S. Gajre and Yashwant V. Joshi, ” Simulation of Colored and Non-Gaussian Wind Noise for Tropical Shallow Waters” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Monterey, USA, 19-22 Sep 2016.
  • JyotiSadalage, Arnab Das and Yashwant V. Joshi, “Echo Signal Analysis for Underwater Sediment Classification in Tropical Regions” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Monterey, USA, 19-22 Sep 2016.
  • VidhyaShinde, RajveerShastri,, Arnab Das et. al., “Analysis of Adaptive Filtering Techniques for Fresh Water Dolphin Signals in their Natural Habitat” Presented at the MTS/IEEE, OES OCEANS 2016, Monterey, USA, 19-22 Sep 2016

Journal Publications

  • Arnab Das, “Naval Operations Analysis in the Indian Ocean Region – A Review,” Journal of Defence Studies, Vol 7, No. 1, Jan 2013, pp. 199–206.
  • Arnab Das, “Effective Underwater Weapon Systems and the Indian Ocean Region,” Journal of Defence Studies, Vol 7, No. 3, Jul 2013, pp. 159–168.
  • Arnab Das, “New Perspective for Oceanographic Studies in the Indian Ocean Region,” Journal of Defence Studies, Vol 8, No. 1, Jan 2014.
  • Arnab Das, “Marine Eco-concern and its Impact on the Indian Maritime Strategy,” Journal of Defence Studies, Vol 8, No. 2, Apr 2014.
  • MD Nair, Abhilash MT, Vijay Kumar, Arnab Das, “Implementation of Embedded platform for underwater glider prototype” Journal of Marine Engineers, Jul 2014.
  • Arnab Das and DSP Varma, “Ocean Governance in the Indian Ocean Region – An Alternate Perspective” Maritime Affairs, 2015, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.
  • Arnab Das and DSP Varma, “Impact of Biological Noise on Sonar Performance in the IOR” Indian Defence Review, Vol. 30.2 Apr-Jun 2015.
  • PiyushAsolkar, Arnab Das, SuhasGajre, Y Joshi, “Tropical Littoral Ambient Noise Probability Distribution Function Model based on Sea Surface Temperature”, JASA-EL, Journal of the Americal Society of America.
  • Arnab Das, “Impact of Maritime Security Policies on the Marine Ecosystem” Maritime Affairs, 2016, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.

JOIN US – FELLOWSHIP

A fellowship with MRC translates into domain expertise and career opportunities as several of our past fellows have experienced. Candidates are requested to mail us the registration form along with its requisites at director.mrc@foundationforuda.in to formally apply for fellowship. The Fellowships with accompanying stipends are offered under two categories
  • UDA Project Fellowship
  • UDA Research Fellowship

UDA Project Fellowship

The one semester (five months) program will translate to a candidate being supported with a monthly stipend of Rs. 20,000/- and provided all academic and technical guidance to pursue the project formalized by him during the six weeks internship. The candidate will have to accomplish specific deliverable prior to the release of the stipend as listed below:

  • Research Note – One month from start.
  • Flow Chart – Two months from start.
  • Interim Presentation – End of third month.
  • Journal Paper – End of forth month.
  • Detailed Report & Final Presentation – End of the Fellowship.

 

The candidate must be atleast be a 6 Week intern with us to be eligible for fellowship. The registration form contains details of selection.

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UDA Research Fellowship

The program will translate to a candidate being supported with a total funding support of Rs. 4,00,000/- and provided all academic and technical guidance to pursue the project formalized by him/her during the six weeks internship. The candidate will have to accomplish specific deliverable prior to the release of the stipend as listed below:

  • Research Note – Two month from start. (Release of 10% Payment)
  • Flow Chart – Three months from start.
  • Interim Presentation – End of six months. (Release of 20% Payment)
  • Journal Paper – End of nine months.
  • Detailed Structure of the Book – End of the first year. (Release of 30% Payment)
  • Second Journal Paper – End of fifteen months.
  • Draft of the Book – End of eighteen months. (Release of 20% Payment)

The candidate must be atleast be a 6 Week intern with us to be eligible for fellowship. The registration form contains details of selection. 

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      Maritime Research Center | 6 Weeks Internship

      Please apply with your CV, Statement of Purpose and this registration form, duly filled in all aspect. The shortlisted candidates will be called for a video interview.

      1. All participants are required to be affiliated to Maritime Research Center in order to complete the 6 Weeks Online Internship. The participant is required to pay an amount of INR 10,000 as a registration fee for the affiliation. Details of payment will be mailed to candidate post the selection process.

      2. The Internship aims at providing participants with a deep understanding of Maritime Domain through Mini Projects and Expert Talks. The participants are encouraged to build an abstract and present their project, which the participant can further develop into a Research Paper in future.

      3. The participant shall not be provided with any stipend or accommodation during their tenure at Maritime Research Center. The Intern will be eligible for attractive paid fellowship post successful completion of a six month internship at Maritime Research Center.

      4. The participant shall be expected to maintain decorum when inside the campus and held liable for any misconduct during the internship. The Director of Maritime Research Center holds the right to expel the participant from the internship in extreme cases of misconduct.

      5. The participant shall be provided with a Letter of Appreciation and Certificate of Completion at the end of the internship.

        Maritime Research Center | 6 Months Internship
        Please apply with your CV, Statement of Purpose and this registration form, duly filled in all aspect. The shortlisted candidates will be called for a video interview.

        1. All participants are required to be affiliated to Maritime Research Center in order to complete the 6 Months Online Internship. The participant is required to pay an amount of INR 15,000 as a registration fee for the affiliation. Details of payment will be mailed to candidate post the selection process.

        NOTE : PARTICIPANTS WHO PERFORM WELL IN THE INTERNSHIP IN THE FIRST SIX WEEKS WILL BE PROVIDED A FULL REFUND OF THE AMOUNT, THEREBY MAKING THE INTERNSHIP FREE FOR THEM.

        2. Upon start of the internship, each participant will be provided with a research problem and guided into writing one or more research papers on the same.

        3. The participant shall not be provided with any stipend during their tenure at Maritime Research Center. The intern will be eligible for attractive paid fellowship post successful completion of the internship at Maritime Research Center.

        4. The participant shall be expected to maintain decorum when inside the campus and held liable for any misconduct during the internship. The Director of Maritime Research Center holds the right to expel the participant from the internship in extreme cases of misconduct.

        5. The participant shall be provided with a Letter of Appreciation and Certificate of Completion at the end of the internship.

          Maritime Research Center | 1 Year Internship
          Please apply with your CV, Statement of Purpose and this registration form, duly filled in all aspect. The shortlisted candidates will be called for a video interview.

          1. All participants are required to be affiliated to Maritime Research Center in order to complete the 1 Year Online Internship. The participant is required to pay an amount of INR 25,000 as a registration fee for the affiliation. Details of payment will be mailed to candidate post the selection process.

          NOTE : PARTICIPANTS WHO PERFORM WELL IN THE INTERNSHIP IN THE FIRST SIX WEEKS WILL BE PROVIDED A FULL REFUND OF THE AMOUNT, THEREBY MAKING THE INTERNSHIP FREE FOR THEM.

          2. Upon start of the internship, each participant will be provided with a research problem and guided into writing one or more research papers on the same.

          3. The participant shall not be provided with any stipend during their tenure at Maritime Research Center. The intern will be eligible for attractive paid fellowship post successful completion of the internship at Maritime Research Center.

          4. The participant shall be expected to maintain decorum when inside the campus and held liable for any misconduct during the internship. The Director of Maritime Research Center holds the right to expel the participant from the internship in extreme cases of misconduct.

          5. The participant shall be provided with a Letter of Appreciation and Certificate of Completion at the end of the internship.