Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Stresses on the Coastal Environment of India (Project No. OLP1206)
To study the wave energy dissipation due to suspended sediments and air–sea momentum flux during cyclone using WW3 / WAM and SWAN models.
Coupling of atmospheric (MM5/WRF) and ocean (ROMS) models to understand the influence of general circulation of the Indian Ocean and its role to coastal processes.
To establish observation systems for measurement and real time reporting of sea level and surface meteorological parameters.
Monitoring and modeling the dynamics of surf zone, beach face and shoreline at select locations (Ratnagiri, Honnavar, Puduchery and Rameswaram).
To assess vulnerability of the coasts to different sea-level rise scenarios (Eg: Kerala coast and the Gulf of Kachchh coast).
To study the formation and transportation of tar balls to the west coast of India.
Determination of waste assimilative capacity of Mumbai coastal waters using WASP water quality model.
Monitoring water and sediment quality and microbiology to assess the health of coastal waters as well as using biota as indicators of toxic metal contamination and index of pollution.
To study the pollution of the coastal, estuarine and riverine environments using WQI and TSI methods and modelling.
Assessment of sediment geochemistry of major and trace elements in the estuarine and coastal sediments, and studying the sediment pollution using satellite data.
Advisories to coastal stake-holders using the expertise gained through measurements, modelling and monitoring of the coastal ocean