The coastline is subjected to several geo-morphological changes due to natural processes and manmade activities. Shoreline changes are one of the serious problems in several pockets along the Indian coast. Understanding the coastal circulation shoreline changes is essential in order to sustain it for future generations. The shoreline retreat leads to the loss of the beach and consequently to a setback of the coastline that threatens the coastal communities. The major information that is required to understand the shoreline changes is coastal circulation and sediment transport pattern. Therefore, during the 12th plan a comprehensive programme in this regard will be taken up.
To understand the Coastal circulation and sediment transport processes in Coastal Waters to provide the seasonal pattern of sediment transport at priority areas to facilitate assessment of shoreline changes Tasks involved
The component on Shoreline Changes which is mainly focus on the Modelling and GIS application with statistical analysis will be implemented by ICMAM-PD at national level. The component on data collection, numerical modeling and sediment budget computations for regional scale will be implemented jointly by ICMAM PD, and NIOT. A common Project Document shall be prepared indicating the division of work among the above institutions. and these details also reflected in section 3.8.6. Deliverables
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