The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has set up the National Center for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Chennai to undertake studies and research in the area of Coastal Zone Management including coastal resources and environment.
The aims and Objectives of the Center are:
- Strive for being a World Class Knowledge Institution related to coastal zones, environment, resources and processes,
- To promote integrated and sustainable management of the coastal and marine areas in India for the benefit and well being of the traditional coastal and island communities, and
- Advice the Union and State Governments and other associated stakeholder(s) on policy, and scientific matters related to Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM).
The six research divisions of the NCSCM are:
- Geospatial Sciences,
- Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS),
- Integrated Social Sciences & Economics,
- Coastal environmental impact assessment,
- Conservation of Coastal & Marine Resources, Knowledge, Governance and Policy, and
- Futuristic Research and Integrated Island Management Unit.
Survey of India and NCSCM have mapped the Hazard Line for the entire coast of India, which includes vulnerability mapping of flood, erosion and sea level rise.
The outputs will be used by all the coastal States and UTs in managing coastal vulnerability in the coming years and as a tool for preparation of disaster management plans.
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