The Andhra University, having realized the importance of natural resources of the coastal, near and off shore environments, climatic conditions, marine food and agricultural products, aqua culture, placer deposits and understanding and combating extreme events of the coastal regions has established an advanced research center exclusively to study the Bay of Bengal and its environments. The Center as per the resolutions of the EC of Andhra University was initiated in June 2004 in the erstwhile glass technology laboratory building of Andhra University.