DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

sSC

SCHOOL OF MARINE SCIENCES  / COCHIN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Research

Research Focus

In the research sector the Department have undertaken investigations on

•Nutrient dynamics in the estuarine, coastal and mangrove systems

•Distribution of chemical constituents – major ions, trace metals, trace organics and     biogeoorganics – in coastal and estuarine systems

•Chemistry of mud banks

•Phase exchange studies of trace metals, pesticides and biogeoorganics

•Chemo toxicity of trace metals, pesticides, etc.

• Chemo kinetics and modelling

•Chemical investigations on the mangrove systems.

•Natural products – Marine bioactive compounds, carbohydrates, etc.

•Marine drugs and medicinal chemistry

•Mangroves – chemistry of the mangrove ecosystems

•Distribution and dynamics of trace metals, rare earth metals, nutrients, pesticides and       other organic compounds.

•Modelling of aquatic systems

•Marine Aerosols

•Radiochemical studies