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Dr. Girish Gopinath

Senior Scientist, Geomatics Division

Office No 0495 2351892
Mobile 9495830708
Email gg@cwrdm.org

Educational Profile

  • Ph.D: 2004; Cochin University of Science and Technology , Kerala, India
  • M. Tech.:1997; Remote sensing; Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
  • M.Sc: 1996; Geology; Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
  • B.Sc.:1994: Geology Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Career Details

  • 2014 onwards   :     Senior Scientist, Geomatics Division, CWRDM
  • 2010 - 2014     :      Scientist C, Geomatics Division, CWRDM
  • 2007 - 2010     :      Scientist B, Geomatics Division, CWRDM
  •  2007 - 2007    :      Senior Geologist/ Project Coordinator, GSS, Dubai, U.A.E
  • 2006 - 2007     :      Senior Geologist/ Marine Specialist, GEMS Int. N.V, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
  • 2005 - 2006     :      Senior Geologist, Martin Middle East, Dubai, UAE
  • 2005 - 2005     :      Visiting consultant, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
  • 2004 - 2004     :      Guest Lecturer, Dept. of Physical Oceanography, Cochin Uni. of Sci.& Tech. India

Awards

  • Best paper Award for  Paper entitled "Spatial Characters of a Tropical River Basin, Southwest Coast of India”during International Conference on Water, Environment, Energy and Society (ICWEES-2016), Organized by AISECT University & Texas A&M University during March 15 – 18, 2016, Bhopal, Ind

  • First rank in M. Tech remote sensing from BharathidasanUniversity, Tiruchirappali.
  • First rank in M. Sc Geology from MahatmaGandhiUniversity, Kottayam
  • Second rank in B.Sc. Geology from MahatmaGandhiUniversity, Kottayam
  • University Merit Scholarship for the years 1994 - 96

Memberships

  • Life member of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India (L-1560)
  • Life member of Indian Society of Geomatics (L-1237)
  • Life member of Indian Society Hydraulics (LM-941)
  • Life member of Indian Association of Sedimentologists-IAS
  • Fellow, Geological Society of India

Research Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geomatics

Other Details

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Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

Publications

Journal Papers
    • Girish Gopinath (2016). Application of Electric Cone Penetration Test in Unconsolidated and Consolidated Sediments, Elsevier pp-35-36
    • Girish Gopinath, Ambily G K Jesiya N P and Leemoon K (2016) Hydro-hypsometric analysis of Tropical River Basins, Southwest Coast of India using Geospatial technology, Journal of Mountain Science, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 13 (5), pp 939-946, DOI: 10.1007/s116299-015-3589-4
    • Girish Gopinath, Ajith G Nair, Ambily G K and Swetha T V (2016) Watershed Prioritization based on morphometric analysis coupled with Multi Criteria Decision Making, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 9:129, pp 1-17, DOI: 10.1007/s12517-015-2238-0
    • Rini, S , Girish Gopinath and Arun Bhadran (2016) Prioritization of Sub-watersheds in a Tropical River Basin, Northern Kerala, India using Geospatial Techniques, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Vol.9 (2), pp 599-605. ISSN:0974-5904
    • Anu Krishnan U and Girish Gopinath (2015) Sinuosity Analysis using Geographic Information System (GIS): Case Study of a Tropical River, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Vol.08 (02), pp. 49-51, ISSN:0974-5904
    • Baiju C. K, Ajaykumar B.,Girish Gopinath and T. Ramkumar (2015). Imprints of increased monsoon over the Indian subcontinent around 3000ybp as evidenced from terrigenous proxy record of a highland plateau of western Ghats,India ,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol.08, No.01., pp.128-137, ISSN:0974-5904
    • Baiju C. K,Ajaykumar B,Girish Gopinath, Shylesh Chandran M. S. and T. Ramkumar (2015) GIS based morphometric analysis of the Kochara Sub-Watershed of Greater Periyar Plateau (GPP) of South Western Ghats, India, International Journal of Advanced Remote Sensing and GIS, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp. 895-910, Article ID Tech-342, ISSN 2320 – 0243
    • Dinesan V P,Girish Gopinath and Asitha M K (2015) Application of Geoinformatics for the Delineation of Groundwater Prospects Zones-A Case Study for Melattur Grama Panchayat in Kerala, India. Aquatic Procedia4, 1389 – 1396, Elsevier,DOI: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.180
    • Girish Gopinath (2015) Free data and Open Source Concept for Near Real Time Monitoring of Vegetation Health of Northern Kerala, India, Aquatic Procedia4, 1461 – 1468, Elsevier,DOI: 10.1016/j.aqpro.2015.02.189
    • Jesiya N P and Girish Gopinath (2015) Delineation of Groundwater Potential Zones in selected Urban and Peri-Urban Clusters of Kozhikode District, Kerala, India,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering (IJEE), Vol.08 (02), pp. 391-396, ISSN:0974-5904
    • Ajay Kumar B, Girish Gopinath and Shylesh Chandran M. S. (2014) River Sinuosity using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System in a Humid Tropical River Basin, South West Coast of India, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,Vol 7 (5), pp 1763-1772, DOI:10.1007/s12517-013-0864-y
    • Girish Gopinath, , Shahul Hameed, Pragaht M, Asitha M K, and P Seralathan (2014) Seasonal groundwater chemistry along coastal and inland aquifers of Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu, India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering,Special issue on International Conference on Advances in Water Resources Development And Management,Vol.7 (1), pp.381-386, ISSN:0974-5904
    • Girish Gopinath, G.K. Ambili, Shery Joseph Gregory, C.K. Anusha. 2015. Drought risk mapping of south-western state in the Indian peninsula - A web based application. Journal of Environmental Management (2014), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.12.040.
    • Girish Gopinath, Swetha T. V and Ashitha M. K (2014) Automated extraction of watershed boundary and drainage network from SRTM and comparison with Survey of India toposheet, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer Berlin Heidelberg,Vol 7 (7), pp2625-2632, DOI10.1007/s12517-013-0919-0
    • Girish Gopinath,Swetha T V and Ashitha M.K (2014) Elicitation of Erosional Signature of a Tropical River Basin with High Resolution Stereo Data, Journal of Applied Geomatics, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Vol.6(3), pp 149-157, DOI:10.1007/s12518-014-0127-y
    • Kumar, P.K.D, Girish Gopinath,Murali, R.M., and Muraleedharan, K.R., (2014) Geospatial analysis of long-term morphological changes in Cochin estuary, SW Coast of India. Journal of Coastal Research, Coconut Creek (Florida), Vol. 30 (6), pp. 1315-1320, DOI:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-12-00244.1.
    • R. Santhosh Kumar, Girish Gopinath, T.R. Resmi (2014) Groundwater Chemistry of an Urban Coastal Aquifer- Kerala, India. Journal of Coastal Sciences, Vol.1 (2), pp.20-25.
    • Girish Gopinath , Swetha T V, and Ashitha M K(2013) Utilization potential of Cartosat-1 stereo data for extracting high-resolution Digital Elevation Model and stream network, Special issue on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Applications, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering,Vol.6, (02), pp.1730-1735,ISSN:0974-5904
    • Girish Gopinath, Resmi T R and P Seralathan (2013). Assessment of groundwater quality in Kavaratti island in the Lakshadweep Archipelagos, India, Chemistry and Ecology, Vol. 29 (4), pp. 309-319; DOI:10.1080/02757540.2012.760546
    • Megha V, Manju P, Ashitha M K and Girish Gopinath (2013) Automated extraction of drainage network and watershed boundary from ASTER DEM and SRTM DEM and comparison with Topomap – A Case Study,International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering,Vol.6 (05), pp.1012-1018, ISSN:0974-5904
    • Sreela Reghu, Girish Gopinath, Reji Srinivas, Rajesh Regunath and Kurian Sajan (2013) Demarcation of Groundwater Prospective Zones in Humid Tropical River Basin: A Geospatial Approach, Iranian Journal of Earth Sciences (IJES),Vol.5 (1),pp 13-20, ISSN No.: 2008-8779
    • Sreela Reghu, Reji Srinivas, Girish Gopinath and Kurian Sajan (2012). Spatial and temporal variations of Groundwater quality of phreatic aquifers in Central Kerala River Basin, India Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Vol.18(3),pp.579-584, ISSN 0971-765X
    • Sreela Reghu, Reji Srinivas, Girish Gopinath, Rajesh Regunath and Kurian Sajan (2012) A Numerical Weighted Parameter Rating (WPR) of Artificial Groundwater Recharging in Bharathapuzha River Basin: Southern India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol.5 (02), pp.268-275, ISSN:0974-5904
    • Girish Gopinath and Resmi T R (2011). Evaluation of Groundwater Chemistry of a Central Kerala River Basin, India using Multivariate Analysis. IJES, Vol. 3, pp. 119-126.
    • Girish Gopinath (2010). Sediment startification and bathymetric survey using sediment echo sounder in reservoirs and shallow marine areas- Current Science. Vol.99 (12), pp.1821-1825,ISSN: 0011-3891.
    • Girish Gopinath(2010). Global Warming: Some omitted truths; Earth Science India: Open Access Quarterly e-journal, Vol-3 (II) April 2010,eISSN No.: 0974-8350
    • RejiSrinivas, Girish Gopinath,Laluraj C.M, and Sajan Kurian (2010) Morphological Features of an Estuarine System on South-West Coast of India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol 3(6), pp 875-885,ISSN:0974-5904
    • Venugopal M. R., Girish Gopinath, C. C. Savitha and Sumesh EV (2010) Estimation of the sedimentation rate of Malampuzha - a typical storage reservoir on the Western Ghats, using MMF model,Water & Energy InternationalVol: 67 ( 9) pp: 73-7, ISSN 0972-057X6
    • Girish Gopinath (2009) Critical coastal issues of Sagar Island, East Coast of India, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Springer Netherlands, Vol. 160, pp 555-561;DOI:10.1007/s10661-008-0718-3
    • Girish Gopinath(2009). Determination of Sediment characteristics through cone penetration test in shallow marine areas using electrical compression cones. Current Science, Vol.96 (2), pp 206-208,ISSN: 0011-3891
    • Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2008). Studies on long-term variability of groundwater level in the hard rock crystalline terrains of a Central Kerala river basin, India , Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Vol 89 pp.47-53,ISSN: 2250-2149
    • Laluraj.C.M and Girish Gopinath, Dinesh Kumar.P.K and Balachandran K.K. (2008). Hydrodynamic and geomorphic controls on the organic carbon content of sediments around an island ecosystem in Cochin Estuary, west coast of India. Journal of Coastal Research. Vol. 24(2B), pp. 145-150.DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/06-0667.1
    • Dinesh Kumar.P.K,Girish Gopinath,Laluraj.C.M, Seralathan.P. andMitra. D. (2007). Change detection studies of Sagarisland, West Bengal (India) using IRS IC LISS III DATA”. Journal of Coastal Research. Vol. 23(6), pp. 1498-1502;DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/05-0599.1
    • Dinesh Kumar.P.K., Girish Gopinath, and Seralathan P. (2007). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for the demarcation of groundwater potential zones of a river basin, Kerala, India, International Journal of Remote sensing. Taylor & Francis. Vol.28(24),pp. 5583 – 5601, DOI:10.1080/01431160601086050
    • Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2006). Chemistry of groundwater in lateritic terrains of the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala, India. Journal of Geological Society of India, Springer, Vol 68, pp 705 -714,ISSN: 0974-6889
    • Laluraj.C.M and Girish Gopinath (2006). “Assessment on seasonal variation of groundwater quality of phreatic aquifers- A river basin system”. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Kluwer Academic Publishers. Vol.117 (1-3), pp.45-57; DOI:10.1007/s10661-006-7675-5.
    • Laluraj.C.M, Girish Gopinath Dinesh Kumar.P.K, and Seralathan.P. (2006). Seasonal variation in groundwater chemistry and quality of phreatic coastal and crystalline terrine aquifers of central Kerala, India. Environmental forensic. Taylor & Francis, Vol.7,pp.335-344; DOI:10.1080/15275920600996305.
    • Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2005). Rapid coastal erosion of the Sagar Island, West Bengal, Environmental Geology, Springer-Verlag. Vol. 48 (8), pp. 1058-1067;DOI:10.1007/s00254-005-0044-9.
    • Laluraj.C.M and Girish Gopinath and Dinesh Kumar.P.K. (2005). Groundwater chemistry of shallow Aquifers in the coastal zones of Cochin, India. International Journal of Applied ecology and environmental research (AEER), Hungry. Vol.3 (1), pp. 133 – 139,ISSN:1589-1623
    • Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2004). Vertical electrical sounding for delineation of groundwater prospect zone in the hard rock crystalline terrains of the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala, India. ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Taylor &Francis,Vol. 10(2). pp 71-82;DOI:10.1080/09715010.2004.10514755
    • Girish Gopinath and Seralathan. P. (2003). Evaluation of aquifer parameters of the Muvattupuzha river basin, Kerala, India. Hydrology Journal. Vol.26 (4). pp 53-64,DOI:10.5958/j.0971-569X
    • Girish Gopinath,Seralathan, P., Ramasamy, Sm. and Unnikrishnan, K. (2003). Delineation of groundwater potential zones in the hard rock terrains of Madurai-Dindigul districts, Tamil Nadu using Remote Sensing Techniques. Journal of Applied Hydrology.Vol, XVI (1). pp 49-55.
Conference Proceedings
    • Ashitha M K, Rajeesh U, Pragath M, Girish Gopinath, Surendran U and UnnikrishnanWarrier C (2014). Physico-Chemical and Textural Characteristics of Kodai Lake Sediments, Proceedings of International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014) , February 19-21,2014,Vol.2, pp 557-562, ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Girish Gopinath, Resmi T R, Praveenbabu M, Shahul Hameed A, Sunil P S and Rahul Rawat. 2014. Ionic Composition of a High Altitude Lake— the Schirmacher Oasis, East Antarctica. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM–2014) February 19–21, 2014, CWRDM, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. pp. 717-722.
    • Rajeesh U, Pragath M, Girish Gopinath, Surendran U and UnnikrishnanWarrier C (2014). Elucidation of Physico-Chemical Parameters and Nutrient Load of Sediments in Pookot Lake, Wayanad, Proceedings of International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM-2014) , February 19-21,2014, Vol.1, pp 731-737, ISBN:978-81-8424-906-4.
    • Girish Gopinath, Shahul Hameed, A., Resmi T.R., Prgath, M., Ashitha, M.K., Seralathan, P., 2013. Groundwater chemistry along coastal and inland aquifers of Tuticorin district, Tamil Nadu, India. Proceedings of the International Conference on Integrated Water, Waste water & Isotope Hydrology ICE-WWISH -2013, July 25-27, 2013, Bangalore University, Bangalore, pp. 23-28.
    • Girish Gopinath, Resmi T R and Santhosh Kumar, R. 2011. Evaluation of groundwater quality in coastal aquifers of Central Kerala. Proc. of the National Seminar on Coastal Hazards, Resources & Management, Mangalore University, Mangalore. Abstract Volume, P.28.
Research Reports
Books and Monographs