Dr. M. Sudhakar, Scientist-G, Ministry of Earth Sciences, New Delhi, has taken additional charge of the Director, CMLRE w.e.f. 10.09.2014. Dr. Sudhakar obtained Ph.D from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and a Master’s degree in Law of the Sea and Marine Policy in 1990 from the London School of Economics & Political Science, UK as a British Council Fellow. Dr Sudhakar served two premier research institutions of the country -- National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) & National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) in Goa and occupied various positions such as project leader and scientist in various grades. He is a veteran Oceanographer with 33 years of professional experience, spent more than 1500 days at sea on-board research vessels, as leader of expeditions to Southern Ocean and Antarctica.