In recent years, coastal areas which are considered as one of the most important areas of the country have been the field for a substantial volume of field activities in diverse areas such as business, fishery, oil & gas, industrial, environmental, tourism, ..., and consequently the construction of coastal and marine structures in the region has increased. Unfortunately, due to lack of sufficient field data in these sensitive areas, achievement of long-term goals is not possible, and so sometimes the negative interaction between hydrodynamics and Geomorphology of the area leads to a decrease in the life of structures and ports.
Thus, the Ports and Maritime Organization as one of the main custodians of the sea and maritime affairs defined the mentioned project in order to fulfill its sovereignty duties, complete the marine database and come up with a solution for the numerous present problems from coastal engineering point of view including sedimentation and erosion of the beach in the country's coastline,.
The main objectives of this project is as follows:
1 - Gathering hydrodynamic and morphological data for use in the integrated coastal zone management plan of the country (ICZM), the country's commercial ports master plan, in tourism along the coasts , discern of codes and standards of marine construction, and coastal landuse.
2 – Observation of the existing problems in studied coastal areas and provision of engineering solutions to solve these problems.
3 – Achievement of a reliable source of information for use in studying and design of coastal and offshore structures in the studied regions.
4 – Completing the comprehensive plan of the optimized network of marine parameters measured in the northern and southern waters.
In order to achieve sustainable development and along with long-term political, economic, and social goals , the PMO triggered the monitoring studies of parts of the southern coasts of the country in four separate phases, respectively as the following:
Phase 1 including the area of the Gulf of Chabahar (Sistan and Baluchestan Province)
Phase 2 including the area from the Gulf of Nayband to Dayyer (Bushehr Province)
Phase 3 including the area from the port of Lavar to the port of Deylam (Bushehr Province)
Phase 4including the coastal area of Hormozgan Province
Some of the main achievements of this project which has been done for the first time in the region is as follows:
1 – The design of the optimized network of marine parameters measured in the national waters
2 - Scrutinization and development of the results of modeling the waves of the country’s southern coasts.
3 – In time prediction of occurrence of the rare GONU tropical storm and rapid informing of the local authorities to prevent damage to properties and loss of life.
4 – Completion of the database of the country’s marine parameters and providing relevant organizations with their needs.
5 – Using the results in the country's integrated coastal zone management plan (ICZM), which plays an essential role in the tourism industry along the coasts of the country and can provide help to the marine construction codes and standards and coastal landuse.
6 - Classification of the southern coasts of the country for precise study and observation of the existing problems in sensitive areas.
7 - Preparing and development of a reliable Iranian mathematical model of with desirable capabilities by Iranian faculty and experts for the first time.
8 – Identification of troubled areas and proposal of engineering problems.
9 - Modeling of different parameters within the Oman Sea and Persian Gulf.
10 - Providing information on geographical information database