Making the best possible use of advance technology, scientists from 13 research institutes are working towards lessening the impact of climate change. Focused at the coastal states and islands in India, efforts are being made to assess the vulnerabilities of the strategically important Lakshadweep islands. This is called climate resilience aimed at developing technologies for mitigation and adaptation.
This multidisciplinary project known as Vulnerability Assessment and Development of Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change Impact with special reference to the coastal and island ecosystem of India (VACCIN) has scientists working towards mitigating the impact of climate change on marine life and related as much as possible.
This project will involve recognizing, adapting and evolving into most desirable configurations that improve the sustainability of the eco system as a whole, thereby preparing it for future climate impact.
This will also help to identify local climate change indicators and establishing the link between climate change and vector-borne and water-borne diseases ranging from dengue, malaria to leptospirosis.
For this the team will prepare to deploy a continuous plankton recorder for better understanding of the ocean ecology and climate change and assessment of fisheries resources in the Indian Ocean.
The VACCIN task force committee has also identified three technologies for the purpose of building community resilience in Lakshadweep: solar still unit to provide potable water to islanders, a clean bioprocess for coir fibre production, household biowaste treatment system and household sanitation device.