Farming and pearl production in the Black lip pearl oyster (P. margaritifera): Demonstrate farming and pearl production technologies of the black lip pearl oyster at Andaman.
Bioactive antifouling compounds from selected marine organisms: Isolate and identify compounds with antifouling properties from various marine organisms.
Bioluminiscence of plankton and its significances: Study the phenomenon of bioluminescence in marine planktons and use it as pollution indicators.
Plankton diversity in the island ecosystem of Andamans: Establish the diversity of zooplankton in the coastal and open ocean of the Andaman sea.
Marine Mammals in the Indian Exclusive Zone and contiguous seas: Establish the migratory routes of cetaceans, promote eco-tourism and to detect heavy metal loads in the tissues of marine mammals.
Under the MLR programme, focussed R&D efforts, are made in the following areas;
Environment and productivity patterns in
the Indian EEZ:
systematic surveys to delineate
inter-annual fluctuations in the environment and
productivity patterns and to establish their influences on MLR.