Centre for Earth Science Studies is located near the picturesque Akkulam Lake
, the capital city of Kerala
. It is a center of excellence in earth sciences under Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment. It promotes and establishes modern scientific and technological research and development studies in earth sciences.
Some of the main objectives of the center are to institute and maintain earth science museums, natural monuments and parks; conduct lectures, seminars, workshops and field discussions on problems related to earth sciences; carry out promotional studies in the field of mineral development; and develop techniques and design tools for earth science studies. Besides, it imparts training in groundwater and watershed management, environmental impact assessment, remote sensing and disaster management. Various educational programs are also offered.
Centre for Earth Science Studies is approximately 12 km from the Trivandrum International Airport
and 10 km from both Thiruvananthapuram Central Railway Station
and Thiruvananthapuram Central Bus Station