During this year, CEE worked closely with the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (India and studies on Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification. A decision support tool has been developed under this project that analyses the field observation data across CVCA areas in India and suitably recommend the management approach and key interventions required at the NCSCM) for finalising technical reports and policy input document related to “Assessment of social dependency and governance aspects in Critically Vulnerable Coastal Areas (CVCAs)”. The reports will inform the Central Government for designing suitable interventions in the CVCA areas across local level. CEE has suggested that further consultation workshops may be undertaken with the community members in the CVCA areas in order to identify challenges, mechanisms and legal processes for enabling establishment of community managed or co-managed coastal areas in India.