Manikandan S | IGCS Grantee Scholarship Report

Manikandan S, was a research grantee from the University of Kerala, at RWTH Aachen University from 01/10/2023 until 31/12/2023. Starting as the participant for the IGCS #WinterSchool in 2022 and again in 2023, he applied for the IGCS Grant for 2023 under IGCS’ Prof. Klaus Reicherter for his research on “Interstitial water-sediment characteristics from the tsunami affected areas of Kayamkulam and Edava-Nadayara Estuary, Southwest coast of Kerala, India.” His home supervisor is Dr.Jaya D.S.

The research from our grantee was conducted in collaboration with Prof. Klaus Reicherter focuses on the interstitial water-sediment characteristics post-tsunami along the Kollam and Alappuzha shoreline on India’s southwest coast. Interstitial water, found between sediment particles, is crucial for aquatic ecosystems due to its role in the exchange of dissolved species. This study is significant due to the severe impact of tsunamis and other natural disasters like the Ockhi cyclone in 2017 and the 2018 flash floods on this region.

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