Dinabandhu Sahoo obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D from University of Delhi. He was the first Indian student to visit Antarctica during 1987-88 in the 7th Indian Scientific Expedition. He was the member of the team that laid the foundation for “Maitri”, India’s permanent Scientific Station in Antarctica. Professor Sahoo has a vast experience of more than 30 years in the field of Marine Science and subsequently on Himalayan Mountain System. He is recipient of several awards including India Sustainability Leadership Award for Sustainable Development. A member of several national and international bodies, he has published a large number of papers including nine books and directed two documentary films.