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Research Themes > Environmental Impact Assessment

IOM has extensive experience preparing Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for development projects. A team comprising physicists, chemists, biologists, geologists and coastal engineers; examine the existing site conditions using the best available technology and resources and evaluate the potential environmental impacts of proposed development projects. Innovative planning technologies such as GIS and modeling are used to fulfill the Client's individual goals, while protecting and enhancing valuable resources, using the guidelines prescribed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. EIA preparation entails a thorough review of physical, meteorological and oceanographic conditions of the project site including wind, wave, tide, and current analysis, topography, soil formations, water drainage, storm susceptibility, and weather conditions. Marine and terrestrial ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass beds, wetlands, dunes, and maritime forests are also surveyed and documented. Freshwater and utilities, historical, archeological, socio-cultural, and other local or national resources may also be evaluated. Throughout the EIA process, a specialist team offers insightful multi-criteria recommendations to meet environmental standards while enhancing opportunities for development. Measuring air, water, sediment, and noise quality are essential components of any EIA and follow up monitoring programmes concerned with understanding coastal and marine processes and assessing the health status of the aquatic environment.

Current Projects

  • Ecological Feasibility study for the proposed special project on "Proposed Improvements to the Marina Loop Road by Relaying with White Topping Road (Cement Concrete Road) and Footpath from Junction of Light House in kamarajar Salai.
  • EIA Report for minor port at Kattupalli Village.
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd
  • L&T Ship Building Consultancy,Phase IV.
  • L&T Ship Building Consultancy,Phase V.

Completed Projects

  • Implementation of Tsunami damaged port infrastructure rehabilitation – Cuddalore and Nagapattinam. – Phase-II. Carried out for the Tamil Nadu Maritime Board (2006 – 2007)
  • Rapid EIA studies for intake / outfall facilities of proposed desalination plant at Polagam growth center – Karaikal. Carried out for Bushnak Pallava Water Services Pvt.Ltd. (2006 – 2007).
  • Tidal impact and water quality assessment in Tsunami affected coastal Tamilnadu and Andaman islands funded by MoEF GOI (2006)
  • Impacts of developmental activities on tidal wetlands and biodiversity in Tuticorin area funded by OSTC (2002 – 2006)
  • Biogeochemistry of Western Ghats between Goa and Mangalore using RS and other modern techniques funded by MoEF, GOI (2004-2006)
  • Nutrient over enrichment in coastal ecosystems: Cause and Effect funded by ISRO, IGBP, GOI(2004-2006)
  • Tuticorin thermal Power Station stage - IV - TNEB,TN.
  • Rapid EIA and EMP for environmental clearance of chennai Port trust projects - Chennai Port Trust.
  • Chennai Port Trust Fishing Harbour project - chennai Port Trust.
  • Carrying out the rapid EIA & EMP for Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project,Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd.
  • Mega Container Terminal Project - Chennai Port Trust.
  • Preparation of EIA & EMP study report for ship building yard at Cuddalore - Good Earth ship building Pvt.Ltd.
  • Preparation of EIA & EMP study report for ship building yard at Cuddalore - Good Earth ship building Pvt.Ltd - Additional Study.
  • Installation of mechanized fertilizer handling factilities at EQ7, in the inner harbour of Vishakapatnam Port on Design,Build,Operate,Finanace and Transfer (DBFOT) basis - Visakhapatnam Port Trust.
  • EIA study for development of EQ-1A and EQ-1 berths on the south side of East Quay and WQ-7 and WQ-8 berths in the inner harbour of Visakhapatnam Port on DBFOT basis - Visakhapatnam Port Trust.
  • Marine environment Impact Assessment Study for 1 X 525 MW Tuticorin Thermal Power Project of SPIC Electric Power Corporation - SEPC Ltd.- Additional Study.
  • Marine environment Impact Assessment Study for 1 X 525 MW Tuticorin Thermal Power Project of SPIC Electric Power Corporation - SEPC Ltd.
  • Coastal morphology studies off Cheyyur for the proposed captive near Panaiyur village for Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project - PFC Consulting Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Udankudi Super Thermal Power Station (2X800MW)-MArine EIA & EMP Udankudi Power Corporation Limited.
  • Marine EIA study and Modeling studies and Preparation of conservation plan for Gulf of Mannar for 4 X 660 MW Thoothukkudi Thermal Power Project in Tamilnadu.
 ResEarch Themes Links
Coastal ecosystems & Climate Change
Coastal Pollution Monitoring and Hazards
GIS/ Remote Sensing and Database
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