Under the MLR programme, focussed R&D efforts, are made in the following areas;
Marine Ecosystem Dynamics of eastern Arabian Sea (MEDAS):
Address the Biogeochemistry of the eastern Arabian Sea and
Biological responses including fishery resources to varying ecosystem processes over the entire eastern Arabian Sea
Resource Exploration and Inventorization System (REIS):
Collection, collation and dissemination of spatially and taxonomically resolved marine species records from northern Indian Ocean region through systematic survey onboard the vessel FORV Sagar Sampada.