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G.B. Pant National Institute
of
Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development
formerly known as G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment & Development


Er. Soukhin Tarafdar

Scientist-D

Group:  Watershed Process and Management (WPM), Environmental Assesment and Management (EAM) & Environmental Governance and Policy (EGP)

Theme: Environmental Assesment and Management (EAM) & Environmental Governance and Policy (EGP)

Address: G.B.P.N.I.H.E.S.D., Garhwal Unit, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand, India

Phone:  (Code: +91-1346) 252603(O), Fax: 252603,


Qualification

Level

Year

Degree

University

Graduation

1994

B.Sc. (Geology) Hons.

Utkal University, Orissa, India

Post Graduation

1997

M.Tech. (Applied Geology)

I.I.T., Roorkee, India


Employment

No.

Post

Place

From

To

Duties

1

Scientist

GBPIHED, Garhwal Unit, Srinagar (Garhwal), Uttarakhand

05/05/2008

Till date

Research & Development

2
Senior Technical Assistant
Central Ground Water Board, Patna
31/07/2006
02/05/2008
Hydrogeological investigation, Aquifer Testing, Remote Sensing Studies for arsenic contaminated districts of Bihar, Preparation of district Brochure etc
3
GIS, RS & Geohydrology Specialist
Senes Consultant India Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata
12/07/2005
30/07/2006
EIA &EMP for OIL and Mining industries, GIS for Urban development and Risk mapping using IKONOS data.
4
Technical Support Engineer
Erdas India Pvt. Ltd., Shillong
12/05/2005
10/06/2005
Worked for Meghalaya Forest Dept. Meghalaya
5
Scientific & Technical Assistant
Jharkhand Space Application Centre, Jarkhand
03/09/2004
10/05/2005
RS data interpretation  ,GIS ,Digital image Processing ,GPS data collection  and making project proposal for the state of Jharkhand.
6
Research Associate
Department of Science & Technology and NES, Kolkata
25/11/1997
02/09/2004
Satellite data interpretation, field verification, generation of various theme maps, integration and analysis using Digital Image Processing and GIS software and report writing

Research and Development – Experience & Expertise

Application of passive microwave data for snow-depth and snow-extent estimation in parts of Himalayas.

Field / Demonstration Projects – Experience & Expertise

Natural Resource Management, Disaster Management, EIA/EMP, Artificial Recharge (Ground water)


Academic Supervision

 

Doctoral

Post Graduation

Bachelor

Industrial Training

Completed

-

-

-

-

In Progress

-

-

-

-


Research Interests

No.

Broad Subject Area

Specialization

Sector

 1

Remote Sensing and GIS

Natural Resource, Disaster Management and snow/glacier studies

 2

EIA/EMP Studies

Ground Water Studies


Extra curricular activities:
Hobbies: Bird Watching, Traveling
Sports: Badminton, Table Tennis, Volley Ball

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