Mohan Kumar Das

Mohan Kumar Das is serving the Center for People & Environ (CPE) as Climate Modeling & DRR Expert. Mr. Das is dedicated young climate scientist who is working in the field of Early Warning System Development and Hydro-meteorological Disaster for more than 15 years. In this journey, Mr. Das has served national and international organizations as senior researcher, practitioner, development actor in disaster risk reduction, flood & flash flood warning system, climate modelling, numerical weather prediction .Currently He is performing as  Executive Director role in national Oceanographic and Maritime Institute (NOAMI). He has long working experience as research officer in SAARC Meteorological Research Centre (SMRC), Dhaka, Bangladesh.  He is also working as a Climate Scientist in United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Das is recognized by (ICRC)-CORDEX as Climate Modelling Expert  in 2016. 

He is also involved as Editorial Board Member in the Journal of National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute (NOAMI).  Mr. Das is involved with Natural Hazards, Journal of Engineering Sciences, Atmosfera; Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, Pure And Applied Geophysics; International Journal of Earth and Atmospheric Science; Mathematics of Climate and Weather Forecasting; The Journal of NOAMI (Ocean and Hydro-meteorology). He is involved as a member of Meghna Advisory group (Bangladesh and India); Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS); American Geophysical Union (AGU), International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC).

Mohan Kumar Das has presented his research findings in home and abroad among scientist communities. He has presented his research works Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives, SAARC Member states, RIMES Member States. 

He has also published several articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed international journals and books published by 

Mr. Das has conducted several studies on disaster risk reduction, flood forecasting and regional modelling. A salient feature of studies are:

  1. Promoting Resilience of Vulnerable Through Access to Infrastructure, Improved Skills and Information (PROVATi3)” funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during January 2021- present
  2. End Line Evaluation “Integrated Flood Resilience Programme through Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR)” funded by American Red Cross, Bangladesh Delegation (PNS) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society during March 2021 – June 2021.
  3. A Baseline Study for the Project on “Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction Program of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society” funded by American Red Cross, Bangladesh Delegation (PNS) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society during January 2021- March 2021
  4. Supporting Flood Forecast-based Action and Learning in Bangladesh (SUFAL) funded by the CARE during January 2020-August 2020.
  5. Oasis Platform for Climate and Catastrophe Risk Assessment – Asia funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Federal Republic of Germany during February 2019-December 2020.
  6. Projection of Sea Level Rise and Assessment  of its Sectoral (Agriculture, Water and Infrastructure) Impacts sponsored by the Department of Environment (DOE) during December 2018-January 2019.

  7. NWP Model output verification for subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) forecast sponsored by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) – actively involved during December 2018.

  8. Study on Heat Waves and Associated Large-scale Circulations in Bangladesh, at NOAMI awarded by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology during July 2018-June 2019.
  9. Development and Implementation of International Regional Flash Flood Guidance and Early Warning Systems (Phase 2) Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) in collaboration with Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early-warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) Funded by U.S. Agency for International Development/Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance through World Meteorological Organization (WMO) during January 2018- June 2019.
  10. Research Project on Developing Flash Flood Early Warning System, Capacity Building and Knowledge Management for the Haor Region of Bangladesh funded by International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) during January 2016- December 2020.
  11. Study on changes in the thermodynamics, dynamics and energetics of the troposphere and their numerical simulation during the movement of tropical cyclones formed in the Bay of Bengal making landfall in Bangladesh, at NOAMI awarded by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology during July 2017-June 2018.
  12. Use of WRF Model in the Prediction of Flash Flood Producing Thunderstorms over Northeastern Bangladesh and their Vulnerability, at NOAMI awarded by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology during July 2016-June 2017.
  13. High End Climate Impact and Extremes (HELIX) project, funded by European Union (EU) having 17 renowned project partners from different universities of Europe, Asia and Africa- actively involved since 2016-2017.

  14. Study on the Predictability of the Physical and Dynamical Characteristics of the Troposphere Associated with Nor’westers using WRF Model, at NOAMI awarded by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Science and Technology during July 2015-June 2016.

  15. SAARC Severe Thunderstorm Observations and Regional Modeling (STORM) Programme, funded by SAARC-actively involved since 2009 to 2015.
  16. SAARC Monsoon Initiative Programme, funded by SAARC– actively involved since 2013 to 2015.

  17. Data Assimilation and Composite Characteristics study of Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS) by using WRF model. funded by SAARC during 2015.