Nearly 70% of the world’s population lives near the coasts; therefore, coastal issues are not at all distant to us, rather, they affect our everyday life through many tangible and intangible forms. Estuaries and coasts have been serving us both economically and ecologically since the ancient times. In the process however, those ecosystems have become degraded and depleted of their natural resources. Thus, a new generation of professionals and scientists are required who would bridge the gap between scientific and social knowledge with the traditional know-how of the land to achieve sustainable developmental goals. Estuarine and Coastal Studies Foundation (ECSF) brings together scientists, professionals, advisors and students across various domains for conducting research and development with an aim to expand the horizon of estuarine and coastal studies so that the knowledge touches the lives and livelihoods even of the most marginalized.
To undertake, facilitate, advocate and implement estuarine and coastal research and education for natural resource management to attain sustainable development goals by involving various stakeholders of the community.
To undertake, facilitate, advocate and implement state-of-the-art research and education facilities and collaborations.
Undertake and facilitate research and development activities to attain sustainability in estuarine and coastal environments.
Undertake and facilitate education and training in estuarine and coastal environments to train manpower for estuarine and coastal sustainability.
To undertake, facilitate and address Sustainable Development Goals of United Nation.
To undertake, facilitate and advocate sustainable and decentralized natural resource management practices as the principal means of building coastal societies and foster the use of local and indigenous knowledge as a key to conserving estuarine and coastal environments.
Estuarine and Coastal Studies Foundation is a research and higher education organization, which was established on 1 October 2021 as a non profit company (CIN: 80100WB2021NPL248544, section 8 of Companies Act 2013) at Howrah, West Bengal, India and also recognized by the NITI Aayog of the Government of India (DARPAN ID: WB/2021/0297074) and also recognized as a partner institution of various colleges and universities across India.