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Assessment of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Goods and Service: Linking Coastal Zone Management to Ecosystem Services in India

Assessment of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Goods and Service: Linking Coastal Zone Management to Ecosystem Services in India

The significance of coastal and marine ecosystem is under-appreciated because of the limited understanding of their role. Most studies on ecosystem services often focus on the number of species in an ecosystem (Tilman, 1997). The value of biodiversity arises not merely from its species richness but from a large number of its ecosystem functions.


Mapping of Fishing Space: Socioeconomic Impact of Coastal Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Fishers Livelihood in India

Mapping of Fishing Space: Socioeconomic Impact of Coastal Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Fishers Livelihood in India

Understanding the relationship between population growth and land use/land cover changes taking into account the occupational requirements coastal traditional communities could help to illustrate the dynamics of forces influencing the pressure on coastal land. In order to conduct this analysis, the study utilizes the three decadal data on land use/land cover data and population density for coastal region which are influenced by urban growth and industrial development.

Gender Analysis: A Socioeconomic Status of Fisherwomen Households in the Coastal States of India (CI: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai)

Gender Analysis: A Socioeconomic Status of Fisherwomen Households in the Coastal States of India (CI: M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai)

This study was undertaken as per the suggestion made by the World Bank by procuring the primary data collected by MSSRF, Chennai supported by World Bank. The primary data collection was undertaken by MSSRF during 2011-12 in five selected states and data was computerised in excel which was supplied to us in February 2014. The Division by utilizing the in-house research staff analysed the data by keeping in focus the following important objectives:

Coastal Profile: A Socio Economic Assessment of Coastal Resource Based Livelihood Activities for the Coast of Odisha

Coastal Profile: A Socio Economic Assessment of Coastal Resource Based Livelihood Activities for the Coast of Odisha

The study broadly intends to make a socio-economic assessment of livelihood activities which are significantly influenced by degradation of ecosystems, and in turn ecosystems services, and to mitigate unsustainable livelihood practices. The study will focus on two coastal stretches - Gopalpur-Chilika and Paradip-Dhamra – known for their ecological wealth and economic activity. Specific objectives of the study are:

Assessment of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Goods and Service: Linking Coastal Zone Management to Ecosystem Services in India

Assessment of Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Goods and Service: Linking Coastal Zone Management to Ecosystem Services in India

Madras School of Economics (MSE) and Goa University are the two consortium partners of NCSCM tasked with undertaking valuation studies of different coastal ecosystems across the country. The terms of reference to carry out the valuation studies across selected coastal ecosystems have been prepared and provided to both MSE and Goa University.

Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts (TRUC) (supported by Belmont Forum and Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI, New Delhi)

Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts (TRUC) (supported by Belmont Forum and Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI, New Delhi)

The TRUC project, supported by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, GOI and Belmonte Forum, is a multi-country study. Its aim is to develop and test a novel integrated framework to examine the interactions between development pathways, social and environmental systems dynamics and policy decision-making in the production and management of vulnerability to extreme events (i.e. heat waves and flooding) generated through large scale coastal urbanization processes.