Hindumathi Palanisamy is an oceanographer specialized in space-based and in-situ ocean observations with a PhD in space oceanography from the University of Toulouse and French Space Agency in France. Prior to joining WCRP Secretariat, Hindumathi was a senior research scientist at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore where she focussed on developing regional sea level research expertise in the South East Asian region. Earlier to that, she worked for the European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative- Sea Level Budget Closure project in Toulouse, France.
At the WCRP Secretariat, Hindumathi will be responsible for supporting three of WCRP’s Core Projects, CLIVAR, GEWEX and SPARC. In addition, she will also provide support to other activities of the new WCRP and work closely with the WCRP Secretariat staff.