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IIT Madras launches CoE in climate change impact on coastal infrastructure

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on April 15, 2019 Published on April 15, 2019

Indian Institute of Technology Madras has launched a ‘DST Centre of Excellence (CoE) in climate change impact on coastal infrastructure and the adaptation strategies’ in the campus. It will help communities along the country’s 7,500 km-long coastline to deal with rise in sea levels and increased frequency of tropical cyclones.

The centre is being established by Department of Science and Technology under Indo-German Centre for Sustainability .

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It will carry out research on predicting climate change impact on coastal communities and coastal infrastructure such as ports, power plants and major industries. Studies will be undertaken to evaluate the intensity and frequency of tropical cyclones and extreme rainfall events under futuristic global-warming scenarios and the corresponding effect on the coastal infrastructure, says a press release from the institute.

Published on April 15, 2019
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