Dr. Annie Kurian

Portrait of Dr. Annie Kurian Project Scientist for the Olive Ridley Project in India
Dr Annie Kurian, Project Scientist

Dr Annie Kurian is a a co-founder of Terra Marine Research Institute (TeMI) with Dr Mridula Srinivasan, a marine mammal scientist/marine ecologist. TeMI partnered with the Olive Ridley Project in researching the extent of ghost gear problems in India, actively removing ghost nets from the Indian Ocean, and in setting up facilities to transform old fishing nets into useful products, along the west coast of India.

At TeMI Dr Kurian directs the Programme for Sea Turtles and Coastal Resources, studying how the livelihood of traditional fishing communities are factored into research and conservation programmes.