To provide policy support and advocacy to the
concerned ministries and departments of the Government
of India, International bodies, academic and other
To facilitate a dialogue and consensus at various
levels for conservation, management and sustainable
utilization of coastal and marine resources/ecosystems.
To conduct and execute multi-disciplinary targeted
research and conservation projects
To develop and conduct education, awareness, training
and capacity building programmes among all stakeholders
Documentation and promotion of Traditional knowledge
in the management and sustainable utilization
of marine resources.
To develop a information clearing house and network
of institutions and individuals working on marine
and coastal issues.