COASTAL RESEARCH Tracking Coastal Pollution

The Indian coastal ecosystems are threatened by climate change and human advancement—jeopardising its services. Protecting coastal systems from multiple pressures is one of the largest environmental concerns facing the global community. The Seawater quality monitoring programme (SWQM) implemented by the National Centre for Coastal Research (NCCR), Ministry of Earth Sciences, is one such strategy that facilitates coastal protection. The data collected for 50 locations along the Indian coast under the SWQM programme is designed to provide much-needed information to multiple stakeholders.

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