As Col Ananda Shankar Chatterjee (Retd) transcends to surreal world of existence, let us remember him fondly with love and cherish our happy memories of time spent with him. Please join us in prayers, giving him strength, joy and peace. On Sunday morning 26th May, 2024. At our home Sector-3, 70C, FD block, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700106 <-> A felicitation ceremony for participants of Pentathlon 2023 is being organised by Calcutta Rowing Club on 13th March, 2024. <-> Urgent requirement of retired naval officer/Master Chief Petty Officer 1st class/Master Chief Petty Officer 2nd class /Chief Petty Officer to conduct theory classes on Underwater Diving for trainees of Aquatic Disaster Response Forces <-> Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM**(Retd), Member of NDMA, along with Col. Nadeem visited Sea Explorers’ Institute on 2nd February, 2024. <-> SCUBA diving course begin shortly. Candidates please apply. <-> VISIT OUR MANGROVE NURSERY AT OUTRAM GHAT, KOLKATA <-> SEI has launched project 'Ghat Committee' for Safe and Clean Ghats of River Hooghly. Sponsorship for this is requested. <->

+91 98365 30290
Call Support


Outram Ghat
Kolkata 700 021, India

Sea Explorers' Institute's

Past Events

A brief glimpse of the Highlights of SEI's events.

Event Photo


Workshop on Environmental Laws, December 18, 2023

Sea Explorers' Institute organised a workshop on Environmental Law on 18th December, 2023. The first lecture was delivered by Dr Pranabes Sanyal who spoke about Coastal and Wildlife Laws in a brief. Dr Biswajit Mukherjee, Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar Awardee spoke about our existing Environmental Laws and their significance. Dr Manjusri Chatopadhyay briefed the participants about ISO 14000, its guidelines and significance. Students from Asutosh College, Kolkata and those from Sea Explorers' Institute attended this workshop which will add to their course credits.


Prize Distribution Ceremony of Pentathlon Competition 2023

Pentathlon Competition 2023


Pentathlon Competition

All competitors participating in Pentathlon 2023 gathered for a debriefing session on 17th November at the Outram Ghat campus of Sea Explorers' Institute. All do's and don'ts, disciplinary measures required, medical tests needed and administrative and emergency support arranged for a serious and daring competition of this nature were shared with the participants. All queries from the competitors were also heard and suitably addressed.


Remembrance of Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Chatterjee, Founder Sea Explorers' Institute

Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Chatterjee (28 March 1945 - 23 September 1983), a distinguished scientist, philosopher, explorer, voyager, swimmer and oarsman was the founder of Sea Explorers’ Institute, India. Pinaki Chatterjee was born into a learned brahmin family in Kolkata, West Bengal in India. He was the eldest child of Rathindranath Chatterjee (father) and Nilima Chatterjee (mother). In 1969, at the age of 23, Pinaki Chatterjee along with George Albert Duke of Indian Navy, rowed for 36 days from Calcutta, along the treacherous Bay of Bengal, to Port Blair, Andaman. For this unprecedented historic voyage, the duo was honoured by the then President of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain, Prime Minister Mrs. India Gandhi and many others. Dr. Chatterjee conceptualised the idea of an institute that would unearth the resources of the Sea and would also promote adventure and exploration. Thus, developed the concept of the Sea Explorers’ Institute. Pinaki had some revolutionary ideas around sustainability and sustenance of human being. One such idea was to create floating islands that could join to form a larger island. This concept that he envisioned could be used by vulnerable populations to overcome natural calamities. Pinaki was immensely influenced by the Norwegian adventurer, Thor Heyerdahl. He wanted to row to Indonesia to understand more about the maritime challenges of the sea route and the effects of current. He was planning for this expedition under the banner of his dream organisation “Sea Explorers’ Institute” that remained incomplete because of his untimely demise. Four decades will be completed on 23rd September 2023 since the fateful day that we lost him. Today, on behalf of the fraternity of Sea Explorers’ Institute, family and friends, we remember Him with a promise to fulfil all his dreams in making this world a better place to live.


An Eye and Health checkup camp on 26th August, 2023.

Sea Explorers' Institute in collaboration with Rotary Club of India has decided to take care of the guardians of the Kolkata Ghats - the unsung boatmen. An eye checkup camp is being organized on 26th August, 2023


5th June 2023 World Environment Day celebration

Sea Explorers' Institute celebrated the World Environment Day by carrying out a mangrove plantation drive along the Sundari Ghat. We know that mangroves are a remedy for threats arising from climate change. Stalwart researchers like Dr Pranabes Sanyal, Dr Punarbasu Chowdhury and Dr Sumit Mandal joined an open house discussion with renowned practitioners like Uma Shankar Mondal to understand whether Kolkata will benefit from the migrating mangroves. Dr Sudeshna Chatterjee said that the institute is open for scholars who wish to monitor these mangroves that were planted today and document its findings.


SEI spreads Marine Awareness for college girls of Kolkata.

College students from Deshbandhu College for Girls underwent a preliminary Marine Awareness course at SEI on 25th March, 2023. The students who are part of NSS got first hand exposure with kayaking, rowing and OBM handling. The faculty who attended, regarded the exposure as a rich learning for them.


Air Quality Monitoring Station at Outram Ghat Premises

SEI has collaborated with University of Calcutta to monitor the Air, Water and Soil quality along the Hooghly River. An air quality monitoring unit has been set up by University of Calcutta.


Exposers visit of NDRF officers

A batch of 27 NDRF officers visited SEI Diving Tank and River Front offices to understand Deep Sea Diving.


Book Release of ‘Ghater Kotha’ by Honorable Mayor of Kolkata, Janab Firhad Hakim at Sea Explorers’ Institute, Outram Ghat, Kolkata on 19th December, 2022 at 4.00 PM.

This is a ready reckoner on some of the prominent ghats of Kolkata. A brief description and story on 42 ghats of Kolkata along with their location is provided in this book that will be of special interest to those who love Kolkata or the Ganga.


Sea Explorers’ Institute launched a new project

Sea Explorers’ Institute launched a new project called "Ghat Committee for clean and safe ghats". Under this innovative approach suitable youth living along the ghats will be trained on surface water rescue by Sea Explorers' Institute to save people from drowning. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation along with Howrah Police have joined hands with SEI in this project. The present Mayor, Janab Firhad Hakim inaugurated the project on 19th December, 2022 and released a book called " Ghater Kotha. Kichhu Tothyo, Kchhu Golpo '' a ready reckoner on 42 ghats of Kolkata. On this occasion SEI organized a 4 days voyage programme.


SEI organized a 4 days voyage programme.

The programme Flag off by Vice Admiral Bimalendu Guha (Retd.).


A Recent Visit by Senior NDRF Dignitaries at SEI.

As two batches of NDRF and a team of Daman, Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli currently undergoing Training on 'Underwater Deep Diving Course on Life Saving & Salvage', a high level team from the Head Quarters, National Disaster Response Forces visited the Institute. the Team of Dignitaries were highly satisfied and complemented on the standard of training being imparted.


Press Conference on the Golden Jubilee of the Andaman Expedition of 1969

Sea Explorers Institute celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Andaman Expedition of 1969 that was organized by the Explorers’ Club of India under the hegemony of ace swimmer Mr Mihir Sen, on 4th July, 2022 at the Press Club. Cdr George Albert Duke the captain of the expedition, Sri Ashok Dasgupta, one of the key organisers of the expeditions and Sri Manas Ghosh and Sri Chitta Biswas eminent journalists of their times addresses the press and shared their experiences of an era that was very different from present times. An august gathering cherished the event and unravelled a forgotten historical achievement of two Indians: Lt George Albert Duke and Pinaki Ranan Chatterjee.


Celebrating International yoga day 2022 on 21st June at Institute Campus

This has highlighted the urgent need to address the mental health dimension of the pandemic, in addition to the physical health aspects. People around the world embraced yoga to stay healthy and rejuvenated and to fight social isolation and depression during the pandemic. We have on behalf of the Institute has celebrated Internation Yoga Day at our Institute campus.