Understanding the earth in its totality, transcending the boundaries of disciplines and gaining knowledge on the interactive and competing processes that shape the earth, from its evolution to the present status of ever increasing demand for natural resources, call for an all encompassing and multidisciplinary approach. Establishment of CESS in 1978 by Prof. C. Karunakaran was a recognition and realisation of this need to study earth's process in its total perspective.
News and Events
Earth Science News
Core work: Iron vapor gives clues to formation of Earth and moon
2 March 2015 @ 5:31 pmOne of the world's most powerful radiation sources provides scientists clues about Earth's formation ...
‘Superhero vision’ technology measures European lake’s water quality from space
2 March 2015 @ 12:11 pmAn international team of researchers has demonstrated a way to assess the quality of water on Earth ...
Genetics reveals where emperor penguins survived the last ice age
1 March 2015 @ 2:21 pmA study of how climate change has affected emperor penguins over the last 30,000 years found that on ...
Vision & Mission
Vision : To excel in solid earth research and its applications'
Mission : Foster multidisciplinary research in emerging areas of solid earth science, provide services by utilizing this knowledge for earth science applications and generate leadership capabilities in the selected areas.
Areas of Research
NCESS is a premier institute in India that has strong linkages to researches and studies related to the Earth System. The major two areas are Earth System Dynamics and Earth Science Applications.
Facilities at NCESS
National Centre for Earth Science Studies is having many facilities for conducting scientific studies and analysis, the research laboratories are well equipped to provide accurate results about various study areas entrusted to NCESS from time to time.
- Geomorphology and Physical Oceanography of the Lakshadweep Coral Islands in the Indian Ocean
- Buried sub-fossil logs and peats hold geo-evolution clues
- Tracing low–P metamorphism and crustal anatexis at convergent settings
- Application of IRS imagery to derive physical characteristics of a lake system