About NCSCM

National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) is an autonomous centre of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India, aiming to be a world-class institution for coastal and marine area management. The Centre is established within the Anna University Campus, Chennai. Fourteen institutions have formed a consortium with NCSCM, with Anna University Chennai as the Hub.

Vision:

"Promote sustainable coasts through increased partnerships, conservation practices, scientific research and knowledge management for the benefit and well being of current and future generations".

Mission and Role:

Support integrated management of coastal and marine environment for livelihood security, sustainable development and hazard risk management by enhancing

  • Knowledge
  • Research and Advisory Support
  • Partnerships and Network
  • Coastal Community Interface

Objectives:

  • Strive to become and remain a World Class knowledge institution pertaining to understanding coastal zones and coastal processes, and pertaining to integrated planning and management of coastal and marine areas.
  • Promote integrated and sustainable management of the coastal and marine areas in India for the benefit and well being of the traditional coastal and island communities.
  • Advise the Union and State Governments and other associated stakeholder(s) on policy and scientific matters related toICZM.