National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Government of India

Key Objectives

The CIA Division would provide input and advice on all components of coastal environmental impact assessment. This division would specifically address all components of an EIA in order to establish baseline environmental conditions of a specific coastal area. It would identify, predict and assess the significance of environmental, economic and social effects of any development proposal including effects on air, water, noise levels, archeology and cultural heritage, land use, ecology and nature conservation, and community effects. The Centre would suitably advise mitigation options, monitoring measures to prevent, reduce or remedy significant adverse environmental and social impacts on the coast.

Major Groups of the Coastal Environmental Impact Assessment Division include:

  • Coastal/ Marine Science (oceanography, coastal/ marine pollution, coastal/ marine ecosystems, coastal geomorphology etc)
  • Coastal/ Marine Engineering and Infrastructure
  • Coastal Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Social Impact Assessment including gender issues
  • Coastal Tourism