Capt. Saujanya Sinha
Designation: Director, Academic Research
Association with ARI: More than 17 years
M.Sc In Maritime Administration with specialization in Marine Environment Protection
A Master Mariner, also holds a M.Sc. degree in Maritime Administration with specialization in Marine Environment Protection from World Maritime University (WMU); Sweden. He was the first student, in WMU history, to work as Research Consultant for two environmental consultancy projects in Persian Gulf undertaken by WMU, which included marine environmental damage assessment as result of oil pollution, as well as development of regional contingency plan for oil pollution involving eight countries of Persian Gulf. He has been a Commonwealth Consultant as Marine Affairs Advisor to the Government of Jamaica where he led a team for the development of Jamaica’s national policy on ocean and coastal zone management that was passed by the Parliament of Jamaica. Capt. Saujanya Sinha has regularly undertaken environmental consultancy projects over the years spanning a wide spectrum. One of the prominent projects of note is the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) funded project on the expansion of Colombo Port in Sri Lanka where his expertise was utilised to look into the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) within the legality of environmental law of Sri Lanka.
His key specialisations include Ocean and Coastal Zone Policy at national level, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Marine Environmental Contingency Planning, Marine Environment Damage Assessment, Maritime Training and Education. Capt. Sinha has published 12 papers in journals in India and abroad on topics ranging from maritime safety and marine environment protection to India’s foreign policy issues with regard to the maritime domain. He has also presented papers at various conferences in India and abroad.
He has been with ARI since 2006 and is presently Associate Director, Academics and Knowledge Management System and is actively involved in teaching law and international Conventions.
He is a Member of the Nautical Institute and has been the first recipient of Sailor today award for “Exemplary Personal Achievement” by Indian seafarer in 2002.