Rasik Ravindra elected as member of UN body on ocean issues
Indian origin scientist Rasik Ravindra has been elected as member of the United Nations Commissionon the Limits of Continental Shelf (CLCS) as India’s candidate for member of the Commission.
Rasik, an alumnus of the Jammu and Kashmir University, is one of India’s eminent scientists. He has a rich experience of over four decades in different spheres of geosciences that include geological studies in Antarctica, India and Bhutan. He has been honored with many prestigious awards including the National Award for Polar Sciences and Cryosphere in the year 2013 and National Mineral Award in the year 1990. He has wide global experience and has also held coveted positions that included negotiations in policy, technical and scientific issues.
United Nations Commission on the Limits of Continental Shelf (CLCS):
- The CLCS has 21 members, who are experts in the domains of geophysics, geology, or hydrography, and are elected for a term of 5 years by the nations who are party to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) among their nationals. It is the UN body that is empowered to allocate new seabed territory to countries.