- To provide scientific and spatial support to the policy component of the GreenCoast project.
- A large area under the Coramandel coast was covered during the study with over fifty villages surveyed using a combination of field and participatory survey techniques. The project area was selected on the basis of available data, particularly imagery. A total of eight different types of schedules and field investigations were run in the course of the study. These covered changes in fisheries both among sea and backwater fisher folk, shrimp farming, coastal zone regulations, environmental monitoring, vegetative shelter belts, coastline changes and reconstruction. Spatial locations of field sites were collected where practical.
Coromandel Coast of Tamil Nadu