Dr. V. N. SANJEEVAN is the Former Director, Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, Ministry of Earth Sciences. He completed his Post Graduation from Mumbai University, his Ph.D. from Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai and Post-doctoral research on Climate Change and Fisheries at the Climate Research Centre, University of East Anglia, U.K. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, conferred in 2012. Started professional career as a lecturer at Mumbai University and Joined Department of Ocean Development in 1989 as a scientist. He retired in 2013 as the Director of Centre for Marine Living Resources & Ecology, Kochi. He now serves as Professor Chair at the Center of Excellence in Aquatic Resource Management & Conservation, KUFOS. Dr. Sanjeevan has served as Official representative of Govt. of India in various international Committees such as Commission for Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, the Census of Marine Life, the OBIS and Indo-US collaboration on Science & Technology. He was Member of the Governing Council of Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) from 2010 to 2015. He is currently a Member of International Group of Experts on World Ocean, the Antarctic Legislation Committee of Govt. of India, the CSIR Committee on BIO-fuels, the RAC of CMFRI, the Board of Studies KUFOS, Andhra University, NCAAH-CUSAT. He has numerous international research publications to his credit.