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The mandate of the Project Directorate is to demonstrate application of GIS, Remote Sensing, Environmental Impact Assessment and Mathematical Modelling in the evaluation of sectoral impacts caused by each sector (like Ports and Harbours, Waste disposal) on other sectors and using these tools for development of integrated management solutions to minimisation of cross impacts for sustainable development of economic activities in the coastal marine areas and sustain the resources.


  • Developing and improving capability to understand the critical coastal parameters, processes and phenomena, which have significant societal, economic and environmental benefits.
  • Providing scientific and technical support for coastal states for implementing the ICMAM concept and ecosystem-based management for sustainable use of resources.