Key Objectives

The ISE would focus on coastal communities and their livelihoods. In particular, the ISE would focus on community based approach to coastal vulnerability and coastal management with collaboration with other divisions of the NCSCM. Research interests of ISE would include social aspects of the coastal management, traditional wisdom, and the regional and national level solutions for livelihood security and improved community level resilience against coastal hazards.

The major groups under the ISE are:

  • The Coastal Livelihood and Demography Group
  • The Traditional Knowledge Group
  • The Employment and Education Group
  • The Coastal Community, Culture and Heritage Group
  • The Regional Planning Group
  • The Coastal Conflicts Study Group
  • The Coastal Ecosystem Economics Group.