Main research foci of NERCI are: Climate change issues like Indian monsoon variability, sealevel variation studies Numerical Ocean Modeling & Operational Oceanography Coastal Zone Management Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Applications Appropriate Technology for Sustainable Environment Development. NERCI has expertise in development and implementation of algorithms for satellite remote sensing data analysis, numerical ocean and coastal models for ocean circulation and eco-system studies as well as data assimilation techniques. NERCI has ongoing external funded projects from Asia Pacific Forum for Environment Development (APFED) Program of UNEP started in the year 2007. NERCI has already implemented a project from Space Application Centre -Indian Space Research Organization (SAC-ISRO) under the Oceansat II Utilization programme and also two different projects under the AO for international partners by SAC-ISRO. A MoU between Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Nansen Environmental Remote Sensing Center, University of Bergen,Norway and NERCI was signed on January 18th 2008. The MoU focus on development of bilateral cooperation in operational oceanography and ocean modeling. In 2008 one scientist from INCOIS has undergone training at NERSC, Bergen funded by Nansen Scientific Society. The cooperation will start with two joint Indian Ph.D. students in ocean modeling and data assimilation in the year 2009. Under the MoU from 2007 with Anna University, Chennai, India and Nansen Group of Research Institutions in Norway, India, China and Russia, one master student was trained at NERSC, Bergen in 2008 on HYCOM modeling.