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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.

  • Kaviarasan T, Dhineka K, Sambandam M, Sivadas SK, Sivyer D, Hoehn D, Pradhan U, Mishra P, Ramana Murthy M V, (2022). Impact of multiple beach activities on litter and microplastic composition, distribution, and characterization along the southeast coast of India. Ocean & Coastal Management, 223, Article ID: 106177. 
  • Dhineka K, Sambandam M, Sivadas SK, Kaviarasan T, Pradhan U, Begum M, Mishra P, Ramana Murthy M V, (2022). Characterization and seasonal distribution of microplastics in the nearshore sediments of the south-east coast of India, Bay of Bengal. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering, 16, Article Number :10. 
  • Kaviarasan T, Subrat Naik S, Sivadas S K, Dhineka K, Sambandam M, David Sivyer, Pravakar Mishra, Ramana Murthy M V, (2020). Assessment of litter in the remote beaches of Lakshadweep Islands, Arabian Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 161,111760.
  • Pradhan U K, Sahoo R K, Pradhan S, Mohanty P K, Mishra P, (2020). Textural Analysis of Coastal Sediments along East Coast of India, Journal Geological Society Of India, Vol.95, pp.67-74.
  • Panda U S, Pradhan U K, Sujith S, Naik S, Begam M, Mishra P and Ramana Murthy M V, (2020). Bathing water quality forecast for Chennai coastal waters, Journal of Coastal Research, 89(sp1), pp.111-119.
  • Sujith kumar S, Panda U S, Pradhan U K, Mishra  P and Raman Murthy M V, (2020). Web-Based Decision Support System for Coastal Water Quality, Journal of Coastal Research,89(sp1), pp.139-144.
  • Pradhan U K, Mohanty P K , Mishra P , Behera B and Sahoo R K, (2019). Changes in sediment texture by turtle mass nesting at Rushikulya rookery, Indian Journal of Geo Marine Sciences Vol.48 (03), pp. 280-282.
  • Pradhan U K, Naik S, Begum M, Kumar S S, Panda U S, Mishra P, M V Ramana Murthy, (2018). Marine litter: post-flood nuisance for Chennai beaches., Current Science, Vol. 115, No. 8, pp1454-1455.

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

Dr. Rabindra Kumar Sahoo

Scientist- D

Observation & analysis of oceanographic data, Coastal hydrodynamics, sediment transport, Physical Oceanography


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 Dr. T. Kaviarasan Project Scientist-B Marine Biology, Carbon Sequestration, Marine litter & Microplastics marinekavi[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
11 Mrs. K. Dhineka Project Scientist-B Environmental Science & Technology, Marine litter & Microplastics dineka[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
12 Mr. M. Sambandam Project Scientist-B Environmental Management, Marine Pollution-Marine litter & Microplastics sambandam[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
13 Mr. R. Dinesh Kumar Field Assistant Field Sampling jereome[dot]appu[at]gmail[dot]com
14 Mr. L. V. Jairam Field Assistant Field Sampling jairam[at]nccr[dot]gov[dot]in
15 Mr. V. Gokulakrishnan Field Assistant Field Sampling, Sediment texture analysis vgkrshshiva[at]gmail[dot]com

Field Data Collection