Improving our understanding of climate change, its impact on monsoon and Indian ocean ecosystems by using satellite data and models; influence of these on the coastal zone and the resulting social problems.
It is also our mission to disseminate the scientific information gathered for the benefit of society and for the conservation of ecosystems.
Monsoon and ocean variability, Climate Change, Sea level variations
To understand monsoon variability on all time and spatial scales and its relation to ocean.
To improve the understanding of climatic teleconnections between the higher latitudes and the tropics.
Indo-Pacific Ocean will be the focal area of study..
Marine Ecosystem studies with focus on forcing mechanisms and algal blooms
To improve the description of bio-optical and physical interactions of the estuaries, coastal regions and open ocean; quantification of algae and water quality parameters and understanding forcing mechanisms.
To build up specialized knowledge to develop algorithms needed; validation of geophysical products from the new satellite sensors and application in research and operational services.
Coastal Zone Management and Societal issues
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.