The MRC membership for individuals has been structured in five levels for effective management of the activities and participation. The members will be eligible to be part of the activities related to the UDA initiative and also participate in shaping the UDA journey at the decision making level. There is a small membership fee as your contribution to the UDA initiative. The detail of the activities associated with the membership is provided in the concept note . The membership type and the three year registration amount is given below.
Membership TypeRegistration Amount For 3 YearsStudent MemberINR 2,000Young Professional MemberINR 4,000Premium MemberINR 10,000MentorsINR 10,000PatronsINR 25,000
Registration Instructions for Individual Membership
- Make a payment towards Maritime Research Center, with the amount of preferred membership type
Institutional Membership (Academia)
Academic institutes can opt to become institutional members of MRC with a nominal annual registration fee of Rs. 1,00,000/- for academic institutions. Write to us at email@example.com to formally apply
The institutional members enjoy a host of benefits including the below:
• Sharing of expertise with regular interaction.
• Sharing of research outcomes and publications.
• Invite to regular events and co-hosting of events.
• Access to the Maritime Library.
• Participation in the Open Day event held every six months.
• Participation in the research activities.
• Data sharing only for research scholars at MRC.
• Hosting of students for project work with expert guidance.
• Joint submission of research project proposals is possible.
MOUs with Institutes
Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) can be signed with member institutes on very focused collaboration programme with clear terms of references. Institutes need to become institutional members prior to signing MoUs.
VPKBIET has student centered institutional development as a motto. They are committed to pursue academic excellence to develop a student with comprehensive technical knowledge and integrated personality. They prepare students to think globally, act locally, involve individually and systemize institutionally to meet emerging industrial and social needs. The college is consistently among the top 5 colleges of Pune University in examination results. The excellent infrastructure, friendly clean environment, well equipped Modern Labs, and dedicated staff, have also helped to achieve these results.
P.E.S. College of Engineering, Mandya is one of the pioneer Engineering Colleges in India. Presently it is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University and is recognized by the All India Council of Technical Education, New Delhi. Previously it is affiliated to the University of Mysore. It is an institution functioning under the grant-in-aid scheme of Government of Karnataka. The College was established in the year 1962 by People’s Education Society currently known as People’s Education Trust (R), with the help of philanthropic farmers of Mandya District. The sole objective of the college was to promote Technical Education among the students of Rural Areas. The Society was founded by late Sri K.V. Shankaregowda, former Education Minister of Government of Karnataka. He was a person with a missionary zeal and long cherished ambition to promote and disseminate knowledge, serving generally the cause of Education.
Institutional Membership (Corporate)
The activities at the MRC are focussed on industry relevant research that contribute towards real world problem solving and generate competent human resources for the growing maritime sector. MRC acts as a powerful interface between strategy, policy, academia and industry.
Corporations can opt to become members of MRC with a nominal registration fee of Rs. 1,00,000/- for corporates, to avail all benefits. The institutional members will be entitled to: (a) Sharing of insights and regular stakeholder interactions (b) Sharing of research outcomes and publications. (c) Invite to regular events and co-hosting of events. (d) Access to the Maritime Library. (e) Participation in the Open Day event held every six months. (f) Participation in the research activities. (g) Data sharing only for research scholars at MRC. (h) Hosting of stakeholders for projectsand expert guidance.
Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to formally apply
Our academic partnerships
M/s Nirdhwani Technology Pvt Ltd is a start-up with niche capabilities in the underwater domain. The promoters of the company have rich experience in the maritime domain and strong technical expertise in the underwater signal processing domain. We would like to grow into a team that will be market leaders in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and in due course globally for providing consultancy, hardware and software products and services towards the larger realization of Underwater Domain Awareness (UDA). We are also working towards sensitizing the stakeholders and the governments to bring cogent and visible regulations and strategic vision to enable sustainable growth for our business. The activities of the company will be aligned towards a well thought out vision of sustainable growth in the region so that we are contributing to a safe and secure marine environment in the IOR and beyond. We have a strong business model that should be able to minimize uncertainties for our business, partners and employees, and also ensure steady growth for the entire team together.
L&T is one of India’s leading companies for supply of Defence Equipment and Systems in the private sector, with over 30 years of experience in this field. We provide indigenous, design-to-delivery solutions across the defence spectrum – from land-based weapon launch systems, air defence and artillery systems and upgrades, to naval weapon launch systems with fire control solutions, bridging systems, communication, avionics, C4I and missile system
The Bajaj Group is amongst the top 10 business houses in India. Its footprint stretches over a wide range of industries, spanning automobiles (two wheelers manufacturer and three wheelers manufacturer), home appliances, lighting, iron and steel, insurance, travel and finance. The group’s flagship company, Bajaj Auto, is ranked as the world’s fourth largest three and two wheeler manufacturer and the Bajaj brand is well-known across several countries in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia.
Cochin Shipyard Limited is the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India. It is part of a line of maritime-related facilities in the port-city of Kochi, in the state of Kerala, India. Of the services provided by the shipyard are building platform supply vessels and double-hulled oil tankers.
Bharat Electronics Limited (IAST: Bhārat Electronics limiṭeḍ) (BEL) is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories, and several regional offices in India.It is owned by the Indian Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces. BEL is one of nine PSUs under the Ministry of Defence of India. It has been accorded Navratna status by the Government of India.
Mahindra Defense Naval Systems is a subsidiary of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited focusing on defence centric products. Our main production facility at Pune is primarily for manufacturing products for Underwater Armament applications for Indian Navy involving the fields of Composites, Mechanical and Electronics., we have also partnered with various Ordnance Factories . Public Sector Undertakings and premier research laboratories of Defence Research & Development Organization assisting in development of highly specialized products requiring latest technologies, some of them for the first time in India. Our range of products primarily include Weapon systems with associated electronics, Armament systems, Composite /FRP based containers and weapon accessories and hardware for the Ammunition casings. Our team consists of a mix of young and experienced professionals with excellent knowledge on all the aspects of manufacturing especially for the defence centric products. Apart from executing contracts for design, developments and manufacturing of Armament related projects.
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 / skilll 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
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.
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.
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.
Dark Ship Detection in the Indian Ocean Region
Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Design and Development for Effective UDA
Sediment Prediction & Aids to Navigation for Inland Water Transport in Indian Ocean Region (IOR)
Snapping Shrimp Mapping
Radiated Noise Generation
Passive Sonar Simulator and Interactive Applications
Noise and Vibration analysis onboard marine platforms and automated report generator
GUI for Spatio Temporal Mapping of Low Frequency Ambient Noise in IOR
Dark Ship Detection and Mangement System
Channel Model for Acoustic Propagation in Indian Ocean Region
Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for Automatic Identification System (AIS) Database
Acoustic Habitat Degradation in IOR due to shipping, and its management
Snapping Shrimp Mapping in Indian Ocean Region
Spatio-Temporal Mapping of Ambient Noise using AIS Data
[SSGMCE, Shegaon 1 2 3 4
Site Selection for Radiated Noise Measurement of Marine Vessels in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR)
[SSGMCE, Shegaon 1
Prototype Formulation of an Underwater Glider for Surveilance in IOR
, Ankit Charde2
, Monali Daburkar3
[RCOEM, Nagpur 1 2
, YCCE, Nagpur3
Acoustic Capacity Building for River Linking Project
[SSGMCE, Shegaon 1
Machine Learning Framework for Automated Radiated Noise Analysis for Marine vessels
, Abhishek Tripathi2
[SSGMCE, Shegaon 1 2
A New Dimension to Environmental Impact Statement in Fresh Water System
[SSITM, Bhilai 1
Formulation of Ground Truthing Strategy for measurement of Underwater Radiated Noise from Marine Platforms
, Shweta Gaikwad2
[SSGMCE, Shegaon 1 2
Prototype Formulation of Surface Craft for Acoustic Habitat Assesment of Irrawady Dolphins in Chilka Lake
, Vinay Parate2
, Riya Jadiya3
[SSGMCE, Shegaon 1 2 3
Spatio Temporal Low Frequency Ambient Noise Mapping in IOR using AIS Data
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. DOWNLOAD THE PAPER
- Impact of Degradation in Marine Ecosystem on the Health of Divers [Download]
- 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]
Articles Written by Dr Cdr Arnab Das
- Underwater Search and Recovery of Indian Ocean Region. [View]
- 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]
- 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
- 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
- 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. More Information
UDA Research Fellowship
The program will translate to a candidate being supported with a total funding support of Rs. 2,00,000/- 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. More Information