Research Clusters

  • Structure
  • Ecosystems Sustainability
  • Climate Change and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Urban sprawl and Green Initiatives

Scope

This initiative will enhance research on ecosystem services, facilitate large-scale experiments and data collection and link science to solutions in order to improve interactions among researchers, managers, decision makers and efforts to build public understanding of the links between ecosystem services and humans.

Research Themes

  • Coastal and Mountain ecosystems
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Land degradation

Scope

Research in climate change and atmospheric Sciences will be s accomplished through field and laboratory observation, theoretical and laboratory analysis, and computer modeling at many spatial and temporal scales. The research under this theme will be conducted in response to the needs of public and private organizations for effective environmental management.

Research Themes

  • Climate modeling
  • Climate Change impact assessment
  • Climate policy and strategy

Scope

Environmental Pollution research cluster seeks to conduct research, capacity building and outreach activities with novel and innovative approaches that address significant environmental pollution issues and problems and contribute new knowledge to science towards sustainable development.

Research Themes

  • Monitoring Quality (Air,  Noise and coastal water  etc)
  • Grey and sewage water
  • Waste Management

Scope

Research under this theme will study the breadth of hazards and disasters from the underlying physical processes themselves through to people’s vulnerabilities and capacities, risk assessment and management. The research will promote more effective understanding of hazards and will support evidence based policy and practice towards reduction of environmental hazards.

Research Themes

  • Hazard mapping and assessment
  • Coastal Vulnerability and Hazard
  • Extreme Events and flash flooding

Scope

This research theme will undertake studies focused on addressing urban sprawl that creates environmental, social and economic impacts for both the cities and countryside and propose green initiatives to address these problems towards sustainable development.

Research Themes

  • Land cover change
  • Urban policy
  • Sustainable transportation