Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS)
|Centre for Earth Science Studies||Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS)|
Post Box No.7250,
Thiruvananthapuram-695 031, Kerala
The primary objective of Centre for Earth Science Studies (CESS) is to promote modern scientific and technological research and focus on developmental programmes relevant to the country in general and Kerala State in particular. CESS undertakes studies in tune with these objectives in the fields of geosciences, environmental sciences, marine sciences and atmospheric sciences. Programmes are focused in unravelling new scientific knowledge on the internal and surface processes of the south Indian lithosphere and the adjoining Arabian Sea as well as their interaction with the atmospheric cover, to develop knowledge and expertise needed for the use of natural resources in a sustainable way. All programmes have an emphasis to contribute to the thrust areas of research in earth sciences and to the societal needs of the State. Unlike many institutions in the area of geosciences, CESS fosters a tie-up between basic and applied research, with a focus on areas relevant to the society. CESS had, over the years, endeavoured to contribute substantially to natural hazard assessment and mitigation, in understanding atmospheric parameters, coastal processes, natural resource management and probing the dynamic processes of earth. CESS takes pride to be the only ‘multidisciplinary earth science institute’ in the country today.
Research programmes of CESS are broadly grouped under five major themes as crustal evolution and geodynamics, natural hazards, coastal processes and management, natural resources and environmental management, and atmospheric dynamics. Activities are presently organised under seven divisions, namely, Geosciences Division, Marine Sciences Division, Atmospheric Sciences Division, Resources Analysis Division, Environmental Sciences Division, Chemical Sciences Division and Training & Extension Division with several supporting laboratories.