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Monitoring

Monitoring

  • The SWQM was established as the Coastal Monitoring and Prediction of Seawater (COMAPS) by the MoES (formerly DOD) in 1990.
  • The main objective of the program was to periodically assess the coastal water quality. 
  • The SWQM program monitors and assesses the coastal water quality through collection of physical, chemical, and biological samples.
  • SWQM also provides support to the Coastal Pollution Control Boards (CPCB), State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) and Pollution Control Committee (PCCs) for assessing the coastal water.
  • Training provided in coastal water quality monitoring to government organizations and research fellows.

 

Monitoring Strategy

  • Monitoring locations            : 50
  • Number of stations              : 1, 2, 3, 5 Km
  • Periodicity                            : Pre- & post- monsoon
  • Methodologies                     : Standard protocols
  • Coastal Research Vessels  : CRV Sagar Tara & CRV Sagar Anveshika

Sampling Locations

Coastal Research Vessels with State-of-the art facility

 

Parameters Monitored

Water:

  • Temperature, Salinity, pH, DO,
  • BOD, TSM, TA, DIC, Nutrients,
  • PHC, Chlorophyll,

Plankton:

  • Phytoplankton
  • Zooplankton

Microbial:

  • Total Viable Count, EC, FC, SF, Vibrio sp., Salmonella sp.

Sediment:

  • Organic carbon, Texture,
  • Trace Metals, PHC
  • Benthos
  • Microbial:
  • Total Viable Count, EC, FC, SF, Vibrio sp., Salmonella sp.

 

Grant-in-Aid Institutes