Dr. A.K Samadder – the pioneering Geologist in offshore Geotechnical studies for port and harbour Development, he was actively involved in various projects along the entire east coast of India. since 1980s he worked in Marine Wing of GSI from West Bengal to Tamilnadu in the bay of Bengal coast in Geotechhncial and Hydrographic studies for port and harbour development . he has also written a book-“ Hand Book on Offshore geotechnical Studies “ which is the guide for all the marine geologists engaged in offshore geotechnical Studies in India. He retired as Director 9geology ) , Marine wing, GSI in the year 2011. His role as technical advisor in various projects has immensely helped us. He is also the Consultant Geologist for “Sustainable Coastal Protection and Management Investment programme (tranche-II), Karnataka”, an ADB Loan project, on behalf of Geo Marine Solutions, a consortium member of the project team.