Coastal Zone Management
- To undertake water quality monitoring studies and suggest ecofriendly mitigative measures.
- Hazard study in relation to monsoon, sea level change and harmful algal blooms.
- Initiate activities on EIA for industries to be established in the coastal zone.
- Dissemination of the scientific knowledge on coastal zone through awareness programmes.
Key Personnels at NERCI
Prof. N. R. Menon, Associate Scientist and Director
Dr. K. Shadananan Nair, Sr. Research Scientist
Dr. K. Ajith Joseph, Sr. Scientist
Dr. N. Nandini Menon, Sr. Scientist
Prof. Ola M. Johannessen, Associate Scientist (Visiting)
Coastal sea-inlet-estuary systems forms a major part of the coastal zone and is essential for many economic activities and management. High resolution numerical ocean models optimized through assimilation of remote sensing data and field measurements are used to monitor and forecast the coastal environmental parameters and processes primary productivity, algae blooms, pollutants, sediment dynamics and coastal erosion.
NERCI uses numerical ocean models, remote sensing data and field measurements to monitor and predict relevant coastal environmental parameters, such as biological productivity, pollutant dispersal, sediment dynamics, coastal erosion, upwelling, eddies, fronts, currents, waves, tides and other features in the coastal zone. These investigations provide scientific input necessary for managing coastal erosion, marine pollution, fish resources and biodiversity. Our research also covers the development, design and implementation of Marine Information Systems for archiving, updating and merging information from diverse sources to provide comprehensive views of the coastal environment. Such systems can be tailored for the available data sources and specific information needs of a given regions and constitutes important tools for integrated coastal zone management efforts.