Key Objectives

The FTR Division would conduct state-of-the-art research on climate change and sea level rise including paleoclimate. The Division would provide research based updates on climate change and coastal hazards to keep state and district coastal authorities and scientists working on climate change/ coastal hazards, informed about such events. Scientific research and a decision-support service that illustrates the potential impacts due to coastal flooding, inland flooding and other meteorological information would be made available from this center. In addition, this division would be committed to enhance the resilience of the island communities through risk management, collective action and partnerships to improve coordination, build regional capacity in risk management, and strengthen and sustain resilient communities. The division would conduct field research, geospatial analysis and prepare the integrated coastal management plan for better management of the Island's resources and improved livelihood of its people.

Major Groups of the Futuristic Research Division would consist of six major thematic research programmes:

  • Coastal Biogeochemistry
  • Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
  • Offshore renewable and non-conventional energy source potential
  • Island Ecology and Communities
  • Coastal Hazards and Mitigation
  • Nano Science and Technology for Oceans