Welcome to the new ICMPO Director

After an extensive search, we would like to welcome the new Director of the International CLIVAR Monsoon Project Office (ICMPO), Dr. MM Ali.

MM Ali obtained his Ph.D. in Meteorology from Andhra University in 1983. He was the Group Director of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences Group, National Remote Sensing Centre (ISRO) in 2012, and ISRO’s Head of Oceanography Division from 2003 to 2012. Prior to this, MM Ali was the Project Manager and Research Scientist of the Space Applications Centre, ISRO from 1983 to 2003. MM Ali was recognized as Courtesy Research Scientist at the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University, USA in 2015, and as Dr. Brahmaprakash Professor at National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO in 2014.

The ICMPO is generously hosted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM) in Pune, India, where MM Ali will be based. The ICMPO is one of the nodes of the International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO), led by Jose Santos, ICPO’s Executive Director. MM Ali has started his position since September 15, 2017, and can be reached at mm.ali@clivar.org.