Society of Integrated Coastal Management
The National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has been established by the Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India to develop world class knowledge base in India, related to management of the coastal and marine areas. NCSCM is inviting applications for various Scientific, Technical and Administrative positions. All the positions will be on contract for a period of 3 years, with possible extensions. NCSCM will remain an equal opportunities employer and will encourage women and professionals from the coastal areas of the country to apply.
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- Business Type:
- Government agency
- Industry Type:
- Market Focus:
- Nationally (across the country)
- Year Founded:
- $100,000,000 US - $1,000,000,000 US
The Ministry of Environment and Forests has initiated the World Bank assisted Integrated Coastal Zone Management Project with a budget outlay of Rs.1155.63crores (US$262 million). For implementation of the above project the Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) has been established as a registered body.
Under the project SICOM will be implementing the following four components, namely, (i) National Coastal Management Programme (ii) ICZM West Bengal (iii) ICZM Orissa (iv) ICZM Gujarat.
National component includes (a) Demarcation of hazard line that has been assigned to Survey of India (SoI) for mapping the entire coastline of the mainland of the country. The MoU between SoI and MoEF was signed on 12th May, 2010 and the project is on-going; (b) A National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) has been established within the campus of Anna University, Chennai. This Centre will be linked to eleven collaborating regional centers in each of the coastal States/Union territories.
The main objective of the Centre is to promote research and development in the area of coastal management including addressing issues of coastal communities. The 'Anna University Declaration' has been adopted on 21st June, 2010 by NCSCM and the collaborating eleven research centers.
Vision Statement to a part of SICOM
The vision of the project is to assist Government of India in building national capacity for implementation of comprehensive coastal management approach in the country, and piloting the integrated coastal zone management approach in states of Gujarat, Orissa and West Bengal.
A National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM) at Anna University, Chennai, has been established to work on coastal management issues in association with eleven identified coastal State Research Institutions. The Center will be linked to eleven collaborating regional in each of the coastal States and UTs. It will focus on the following activities along with 15 identified research institutions-
- Study the current practices of ICZM and suggest similar ones for India
- Evaluate and monitor programmes of ICZM
- Advise stakeholders with regards to ICZM programmes
- Promote research and development in ecological programmes
The project has four implementing agencies - MoEF at the national level with lead responsibilities, and the Departments of Forests and Environment (DoFE) of the three participating states. The MoEF and the State DoFEs have the sole mandate and experience in coastal zone management and were, therefore, the obvious choice to lead the implementation of the project. Each of these four main partners has already set up Special Purpose Vehicles in the form of registered societies (NPMU and SPMUs), to manage the project and achieve the PDOs; coordinate project activities on a full-time basis and directly execute some of the relevant project sub components. In addition, Steering Committees (SCs) at the national and the state levels have been set up for inter-sectoral coordination.