Marine ecological assessment and studies for sustainable developments in the coastal and shelf areas in west coast of India. (Project No. OLP1209)
To undertake marine environmental impact assessment of designated coastal developments with multidisciplinary approach and recommend suitable marine environment management plan to minimize adverse impacts on local ecology.
To continue periodic monitoring of water quality, sediment quality and biological diversity of the coastal and inshore areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra states under the COMAPS to identify changes, if any, beyond the natural variability.
To investigate the environmental and ecological recovery of Thane and Versova creeks in space and time subsequent to reduction in pollution loads and isolation of novel microorganisms with possible bioactive properties.
To develop expertise in the use of numerical models for quantitative prediction of selected impacts on marine environment due to designated activity in the coastal zone.