Capacity Building of GEER Foundation (for developing a database
for marine biodiversity) and Coral Transplantation in Gulf of
The World Bank- MoEF, GoI - SPMU, Gujarat
To build the capacity of GEER
Foundation in the field of marine eco-system research &
bio-physical monitoring of marine ecosystems.
To generate information about
biophysical status of the inter tidal areas and to develop
benchmark information about the floral and faunal diversity
in the Gulf of Kachchh.
To transplant some of the selected
coral species in Gulf of Kachchh.
achieving this objective Foundation proposes to strengthen
its laboratory facility, set up a well-equipped centralized
laboratory at Gandhinagar and marine research station at
Jamnagar backed up by five marine field stations in the
coastal area of Gujarat.
achieve the objective, the following four activities would
be taken up and necessary information generated as per the
schedule mentioned against each activity.
Bio-physical monitoring of soil and water of intertidal
areas in Gulf of Kachchh (annual reports to be brought out
at the end of third, fourth and fifth years).
Coastal Flora of Gujarat (report to be brought out at the
end of third year).
Coastal Fauna (report to be brought out at the end of fourth
Biodiversity Status Report (report to be brought out at the
end of the five year project period).
achieve this objective of coral transplantation, the
Foundation proposes to take up two sites in Gulf of Kachchh
and carry out coral transplantation of some selected species
either procured locally or brought from other coral areas of
Project Area: Most of the works under the project such as the Survey
of coastal flora and fauna, the study of biodiversity status,
biophysical monitoring of soil and water and coral
transplantation would be taken up in Gulf of Kachchh in Gujarat.
For this purpose, a marine research station is proposed at
Jamnagar i.e. southern coast of Gulf of Kachchh and five field
stations are proposed at Dwarka, Mandvi, Mangrol, Bhavnagar and