Cdr (Dr) Kapil Narula

Cdr (Dr) Kapil Narula

Honorary Adjunct Fellow

Areas of Research

  • Maritime: Blue Economy, maritime sustainability, shipping emissions, ocean governance
  • Environment and sustainability: Circular economy, sustainable development, marine environment, climate change
  • Energy: Energy economics, energy efficiency and conservation, renewable energy, energy markets, energy security, energy and development, energy policy, energy audits, energy modelling, decarbonisation of heating, district heating

Experience

Kapil’s career goal is to provide a leadership role to the world onto a path of sustainable development. He was commissioned into the Electrical Branch of Indian Navy (IN) in July 1996 after graduating from the National Defence Academy (NDA) and served the nation for 21 years before resigning his Presidential Commission in 2017. In his sea appointments he served onboard INS Delhi and INS Khukri and was the Staff Electrical Officer at LWT (East). Kapil has a teaching experience of about 5 years as a Senior Instructor at INS Valsura, and as the Head of Faculty (Offg.), Faculty of Electronics and Communication Engineering at the Indian Naval Academy (INA). From 2014 – July 2017 he was a Research Fellow at the National Maritime Foundation (NMF) and was the Executive Editor, of Maritime Affairs. Kapil envisioned, advocated and formulated an energy and environment policy for the IN and was instrumental in developing the ‘Indian Navy Environment Conservation Roadmap’ (INECR) which has been implemented at a pan India level. Kapil is currently a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE), University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Kapil was a consultant with WWF (India) on ‘Sustainable Island Development’, and is a Specialist Consultant – Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Advisory Directorate, Commonwealth Secretariat. He was a Commonwealth Professional Fellow in 2016 at University College London (UCL), London where he worked on energy efficiency and GHG reduction in shipping. Earlier, Kapil was sponsored by the Government of India in 2011 as a participant of the Young Scientist Sumer Program (YSSP) at International Institute of Applied System Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria where he worked on energy modeling and analysis of energy system.

Kapil has several affiliations including Associate, Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, King’s College, London, UK; Member, Futures CoLab, Future Earth & MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, Cambridge, MA, United States; Research Fellow, Earth System Governance Project, Lund University, Sweden; Research Fellow, Project Drawdown Coalition, Sausalito, CA, United States; Member, World Energy & Meteorology Council (WEMC), Norwich, UK; Member, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu, Nepal; Member, Institute of Engineers, India; and Life Member, Indian Society for Training & Development, India.

Apart from being a reviewer of major academic journals in energy and environment, Kapil is on the Editorial Board of the following academic journals: Advances in Environmental Studies (Scholars.Direct Publishers), Marine and Environment (Universe Scientific Publishing), Global Journal of Energy Technology Research Updates (Avanti Publishers) and Journal of Energy and Natural Resources (Science Publishing Group).

His academic work can be accessed at-

https://works.bepress.com/kapil-narula/

https://gfri.academia.edu/KapilNarula

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kapil_Narula

Education

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Energy Efficiency, Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE), University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Ph.D., Development Studies (Interdisciplinary – Economics, energy, sustainability, policy), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India
  • Master of Technology (M. Tech.), Control System Engineering, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India
  • Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech.), Electrical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Presentations

Research Paper presentations in National/International conferences

  1. Kapil Narula, Marine biological diversity beyond areas of national jurisdiction (BBNJ) – Exploring issues and nature of possible future agreement. International Conference on Conservation of Biodiversity and Sustainable Energy: Law and Practice, at Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, New Delhi, 12-14 Feb, 2016.
  2. Kapil Narula, Regional Environmental Challenges, ENC-NMF Seminar on Maritime Dynamics in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region and the Western Pacific Ocean Region, Eastern Naval Command, Vishakhapatnam, 9-10 July, 2015
  3. Kapil Narula, Climate change- Threats to maritime domain and Implications for India, Meteorology and Oceanographic Conference (METOC), School of Naval Oceanology and Meteorology, Kochi, 30-31 Oct 2014.
  4. Kapil Narula, Sustainability in the Indian Shipping Industry, International Conference and Technology Meet on Military and Marine Applications (IWCEM), Pune, 18-20 May, 2013.
  5. Kapil Narula and TP Gopan, Designing Integrated Systems for Optimization of Energy Utilization Onboard Ships, Seminar on Weapons, Sensors and Electrical Challenges in Ship Building-Future Trends, INS Valsura, Jamnagar. 21-22 Mar, 2013.
  6. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD): Technology and applications onboard ships, Seminar on Power Quality Challenges and Emerging Trends in Power Systems Onboard Ships and Submarines at Electrical Trials and Modification Authority, Mumbai, 07 Nov 2012
  7. Kapil Narula, Electronic Performance Support System (EPSS) and its role in enhancing training effectiveness in the Indian Navy, Seminar on Technology Enabled Training at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, 12-13 Oct 2012.
  8. Praveen Chandra and Kapil Narula, EMI aspects of thyristor based equipment onboard ships, National conference at Naval Dockyard (Mumbai), Feb 2007
  9. Kapil Narula, Data Acquisition and Networks for Integrated Monitoring and Automated system Control onboard Ships, Data Acquisition and System Control (DAASC), 2006, National Seminar held at INS Valsura, 02 – 03 Feb 2006
  10. Kapil Narula, T. Garai and Mukhopadhyay, An Effective Guidance Scheme for Passive Tracking using a Quantised Bearing-only Sensor. IEEE INDICON 2005 held at IIT Chennai, 11-13 December, 2005.
  11. Kapil Narula, T. Garai and  Mukhopadhyay, Design of an Effective Guidance Scheme for a Passive Homing Underwater Interceptor using a Quantised Bearing-only Sensor. National System Conference (NSC), 2005 held at IIT Powai, 16-17 December 2005.

Talks/Lectures

  1. Kapil Narula, Maritime Cooperation on countering NTS threats and promoting Blue Economy. RSIS NMF Workshop on India-ASEAN Maritime Cooperation: Outlook for 2017 organized by S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, 22 March, 2017.
  2. Kapil Narula, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development Goals- Aligned and mutually reinforcing concepts. Annual Maritime Power Conference-2017 organized by NMF, New Delhi, 09 – 10 Feb, 2017.
  3. Kapil Narula, Changing climate: Impact on our military and the way it executes its mission. Seminar on Impact of climate change on military operations: An appraisal organized by Centre for land warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi, 31 Jan 2017.
  4. Kapil Narula, Perspectives on Blue Economy and SDGs. NMF-CNA conference 2016, New Delhi, 13 – 14 Oct, 2016.
  5. Kapil Narula, Regulatory mechanisms as drivers of energy efficient shipping. India Clean Seas Conference 2016, Goa, 22 – 24 Sep, 2016.
  6. Kapil Narula, Blue Economy and Renewable Ocean Energy. Seminar cum Discussion organized by Indian Maritime Foundation at Indian International Centre, New Delhi, 27 Apr, 2016.
  7. Kalman filter and target tracking, Lecture cum tutorial for participants of Technology Update Course at INS Valsura, Feb 2006.
  8. Trends in Naval Platform Control Systems-Integrated Ship Management System, Lecture cum tutorial for participants of Technology Update Course at INS Valsura, Feb 2006.

Publications

Publications (only related to maritime domain)

Books: Author/Co-author/co-editor

  1.  Narula, K., (2019). The Maritime Dimension of Sustainable Energy SecurityISBN 978-981-13-1589-3. Singapore: Springer.
  2. Sakhuja, V. & Narula, K. eds., (2017). The Blue Economy: Concept, Constituents and Development. ISBN 9789386618047. New Delhi: Pentagon Press.
  3. Sakhuja, V. & Narula, K. (2017). Perspectives on Blue Economy ISBN 978-93-85563-98-0. New Delhi: Vij Books.
  4. Sakhuja, V. & Narula, K. eds., (2017). Asia and the Arctic: Narratives, Perspectives and Policies. ISBN 978-981-10-2059-9. Singapore: Springer.
  5. Sakhuja, V. & Narula, K. eds., (2016). Maritime Safety and Security in the Indian Ocean. ISBN 9789385563782. New Delhi: Vij Books.
  6. Sakhuja, V. & Narula, K. eds., (2016). Maritime Dynamics in the Indo-Pacific. ISBN 9789385563478. New Delhi: Vij Books.
  7. Sakhuja, V. & Narula, K. eds., (2016). Partnering Across Oceans. New Delhi: National Maritime Foundation. 

Energy and sustainability related work for the Indian Navy

  1.  The Need for Energy Management in the Indian Navy. Service Paper submitted to  Integrated Head Quarters (IHQ), Ministry of Defence (Navy) New Delhi. (2008).
  2. Energy Management Systems: Solutions for optimizing energy usage in the Indian Navy. Article published in ‘Rozi Light’ (Magazine of naval electrical training establishment INS Valsura, Jamnagar, Gujarat), Jan-July 09 edition. (2009).
  3. Energy Management for the Indian Navy. Guest Lecture at INS Valsura Jamnagar, Gujarat, (naval electrical training establishment of the Indian Navy). (18 May 2010).
  4. Energy Management for The Indian Navy: A Roadmap. Presentation at Integrated Head Quarters (IHQ), Ministry of Defence (Navy) New Delhi. (17 Jun 2010).
  5. Implementing Energy Management in ENC. Service Paper submitted to  Integrated Head Quarters (IHQ), Ministry of Defence (Navy) New Delhi. (2010).
  6. The Need for Energy Management in the Indian Navy. Guest Lecture at College of Naval Warfare, Karanja, Mumbai, for ‘Training Manager’s Course’ participants. (22 Sep 2010).
  7. Energy Strategy for the Indian Navy: Need, Scope and a Roadmap. Journal paper. Strategic Analysis 37 (3): 310–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/09700161.2013.782643. (2013)
  8. Introducing Energy Management Training in Indian Navy. Service Paper submitted to Integrated Head Quarters (IHQ), Ministry of Defence (Navy) New Delhi. (2013).
  9. Green Initiatives for the Indian Navy, Presentation at Integrated Head Quarters (IHQ), Ministry of Defence (Navy), New Delhi. (24 Feb 2014).
  10. Greening The Blue: Indian Navy’s Bid to Adopt ‘Green Initiatives’. Article published on the website of National Maritime Foundation. (12 Aug 2014).
  11. Emerging Energy Challenges in the Indian Navy and Response Strategies. Journal paper, Volume: CXLIV 598, United Services Institute of India Journal, New Delhi. (2014).
  12. Kapil Narula, A mission for sustainability in the Indian Navy, article published on the website of South Asia Monitor (website of Society for Policy Studies) under section Sustainable Development. (23 Jun 2015).
  13. Growing Energy Challenges for the Indian Navy. Paper presented in the International Conference and Technology Meet on Military and Marine Applications (IWCEM), Pune. (23-25 May, 2015).
  14. Energy Roadmap for the Indian Navy: Synergies and Prospects for Enhancing India-US Naval Cooperation. Presentation in the Indo US joint technology workshop on green initiatives, at DRDO Headquarters, New Delhi. (04-05 Apr, 2016).

Publications in refereed journals

  1. Narula, K. (2017). Integrating risks and impacts of climate change in India’s military strategy. Journal of the Centre of the Land Warfare Studies, Winter 2016 edition (ISSN 2319-5177). KW Publishers. New Delhi.
  2. Narula, Kapil. 2016. “Ocean Governance: Strengthening the Legal Framework for Conservation of Marine Biological Diversity beyond Areas of National Jurisdiction.” Maritime Affairs 12 (1): 65–78. https://doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2016.1181394.
  3. Narula, Kapil. 2015. “Exploring Synergies and Prospects for India-US Naval Cooperation in Energy and Environment.” Maritime Affairs 11 (2): 116–34. https://doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2015.1114335.
  4. Narula, Kapil. 2015. “Ensuring Sustainable Oceans.” Maritime Affairs 11 (1): 66–83. https://doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2015.1029722.
  5. Narula, Kapil. 2014. “Climate Change and Oceans – Growing Threat and Implications for India.” Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India 10 (2): 96–119. https://doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2014.969550.
  6. Narula, Kapil. 2014. “Emerging Trends in the Shipping Industry –Transitioning Towards Sustainability.” Maritime Affairs: Journal of the National Maritime Foundation of India 10 (1): 113–38. https://doi.org/10.1080/09733159.2014.928473.

Book chapters/Reports/Working papers

  1. Narula, K. (2019). “Climate change and navies: Bracing for the impacts”. Climate Change and Ocean Governance: Politics and Policy for Threatened Seas. Edited by Paul G. Harris. Cambridge University Press. ISBN-13: 9781108422482.
  2. Narula, K. (2018). “Measures to Harness India’s Blue Economy”. Twenty Years of BIMSTEC: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Bay of Bengal, Edited by Prabir De. KW Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN 9789387324343.
  3. Narula, K. (2017). “Ships: Energy Optimization and Efficiency Measures”. Encyclopaedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, Second Edition, Edited by Sohail Anwar, CRC Press. ISBN 9781466506732
  4. Narula, K. (2017). “Harnessing India’s Blue Economy”. Policy Paper National Maritime Foundation. New Delhi.
  5. Narula, K. (2016). The role of regulatory mechanisms in clean shipping. ESI (Energy Studies Institute, Singapore) Bulletin on Energy Trends and Development, Special Issue on Green Shipping, Volume 9/Issue 3, Aug 2016, pp. 11-14.
  6. Narula, K. (2016). Growth of clean shipping and its macroeconomic impact on maritime security, In International Seapower and Security Symposium, Report of the Proceedings; eds. Aydin Sezenoglu, Erdinc Altiner and Osman Gul. Istanbul, Turkey: Turkish Naval War College.
  7. Narula, K. (2016). Cooperating for Sustainable Development of the Oceans. In Partnering Across Oceans (pp. 73-80) Vijay Sakhuja and Kapil Narula. New Delhi: National Maritime Foundation.
  8. Narula, K. (2015). Sustainable Development of the Arctic – Is It Possible? , in Arctic Perspectives (pp. 72-75) eds. Vijay Sakhuja and GS Khurana, National Maritime Foundation.

Articles

  1. Kapil Narula, Supercavitating Weapons: Tactical advantages and Future. Article published in Compendium of papers of the proceedings of conference conducted on ‘Emerging Technologies for Anti Submarine Operations’, 2009 organized by Anti Submarine Warfare School, Kochi. ,
  2. Kapil Narula, ‘Sky Sail’: A Hybrid Propulsion Technology, Article published in ‘Rozi Light’ (Magazine of naval electrical training establishment), July-Dec 08 edition, Jan 2009, INS Valsura, Jamnagar, Gujarat.
  3. Kapil Narula, Supercavitating Torpedoes, Article published in ‘Rozi Light’ (Magazine of naval electrical training establishment), July-Dec 07 edition, Jan 2008, INS Valsura, Jamnagar, Gujarat.

Web commentaries

  1. Kapil Narula, ‘Implementing SDG 14: Takeaways From The Ocean Conference’, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 10 July
  2. Kapil Narula, ‘Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention: Late Implementation, Huge Impact’, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 23 Jan
  3. Kapil Narula, ‘IMO Decisions to enhance the Blue Economy’, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 20 Dec
  4. Kapil Narula, Cooperative approaches to Blue Economy: Regional maritime emissions control areas published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 11 Nov
  5. Kapil Narula, Delivering on the promise of SDG 14 for Oceans on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 26 Aug
  6. Kapil Narula, Building India’s maritime resurgence through citizen engagement, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 13 Jul
  7. Kapil Narula, ‘Life Below Water’: An agenda for sustainable development of the oceans, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 04 Nov 2015
  8. Kapil Narula, Classification Rules for Naval Warships: Heralding a Change, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 26 Aug 2015
  9. Kapil Narula, World Oceans Day, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 08 Jun 2015
  10. Kapil Narula, Drinking Water Crisis in Maldives: India Leads the Way, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 06 Jan 2015
  11. Kapil Narula, Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLECS)-The ‘New Kid on the Block, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 05 Dec 2014
  12. Kapil Narula, Supporting a Standalone Goal for Sustainable Use of the Oceans, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 16 Oct 2014
  13. Kapil Narula, Greening The Blue: Indian Navy’s BID to Adopt ‘Green Initiatives’, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 12 Aug 2014
  14. Kapil Narula, Quantifying India’s performance in maintaining ocean health on World’s Ocean Day, published on the website of National Maritime Foundation, 13 June 2014.