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  • Monitoring of water, sediment and microbiological parameters at monthly intervals.
  • Monitoring, quantification, research and generating awareness on marine litter and microplastics in the coastal environment.
  • Record of incidences such as algal blooms, coastal foaming, oil spill, mass fish kill, effect of flooding and heavy rainfall water quality.
  • Installation of sensor based buoy for the coastal water quality monitoring
  • High resolution eco-hydrodynamic water quality model for Chennai, Puducherry and Puri coast.
  • Provide forecast of SST, salinity, DO, BOD and E.coli for Chennai coast.
  • Development of Mobile App “Clean coast” for coastal WQ information system.
  • A web-based Information service system for water quality and beach ratings.


  • Status of current scenario and quantification of pollution level around Chennai, Puducherry and Puri coast.
  • 5 days forecast of pollution indicating water quality parameters for major beaches at Chennai, Puducherry and Puri coast. 
  • Data on marine litter and microplastics for development of marine litter policy for the country and regional seas.
  • Dissemination of information to the stake holders for proper usage of the  beaches, sustainable utilization and management of resources.

  • U K Pradhan, S Naik, M Begum, S S Kumar, U S Panda, P Mishra, M. V. Ramana Murthy, Marine litter: post-flood nuisance for Chennai beaches., Current Science, Vol. 115, No. 8, pp1454-1455, 25 October 2018.

S.No Name Designation Specialization E-mail
1 Dr. Pravakar Mishra Scientist- F coastal processes and shoreline management studies is coordinating the Prediction of coastal water quality, Marine Litters and Microplastics mishra[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
2 Dr. U S Panda Scientist- E Numerical modelling of biogeochemical interactions & dispersion of pollutants in coastal ecosystems, sediment transport & waves dynamics studies uspanda[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
3 Dr. Sanitha K Sivadas Project Scientist-D Benthic Ecology sanitha[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
4 Dr. Subrat Naik Project Scientist-C Biological oceanography, phytoplankton taxonomy & primary production subrat[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
5 Dr. Mehmuna Begum Project Scientist-C Marine Biology, Phytoplankton taxonomy & ecology, water quality assessment mehmuna[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
6 Dr. Umakanta Pradhan Project Scientist-B Physical Oceanography, Coastal processes and Numerical modeling umakanta[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
7 Dr. D. Bandyopadhyay Project Scientist-B Phytoplankton physiology, Phytoplankton pigment chemistry debasmita[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
8 Ms. AthanVashi Project Scientist-B Marine Biology, Phytoplankton pigment avashi[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
9 Mr. D. Sathish Kumar Project Scientist-B Nearshore hydrodynamics, sediment transport and ecosystem modelling dsk[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
10 Mr. R. Dinesh Kumar Field Assistant Field Sampling
11 Mr. L. V. Jairam Field Assistant Field Sampling jairam[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in

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