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GIS/ Remote Sensing and Database





IOM in collaboration with the Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM) Project Directorate, Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India; has developed tools to facilitate the monitoring, management, development and conservation of coastal, estuarine and marine habitats through the creation of a comprehensive database of shoreline features. Maps, reports and statistics have been generated to assist planners, managers, and regulators in decisions pertaining to development, management and conservation of coastal areas and its natural resources. At IOM, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is used both as an intermediary mechanism to collect shoreline feature data and as a framework to house the coastal inventory spatial database. IOM has prepared several GIS maps for organizations involved in coastal management and routinely uses GIS for internal data management within research projects.

Current Projects

  • GIS based DB on Marine Pollution funded by Department of Ocean Development.
  • Impact of aquaculture on coastal environment using RS & GIS for sustainable development funded by Department of Science Technology.
  • Coastal Regulation Zone mapping of Andaman & Nicobar islands funded by MoEF
  • Digitization of Coastal Zone Management Plan of Tamil Nadu funded by MoEF
  • INDO-CANADA – Sustainable Network Partners (SDNP) funded by MoEF
  • Mineral Mapping of Indian Coasts.
  • ESA Gulf of Mannar Tamil Nadu.
  • ESA Gulf of Mannar Maharashtra.

Completed Projects

  • Application of Remote Sensing and GIS techniques for Harbour Area Management and Development, funded by the Department of Ocean Development, Madras Port Trust and Tuticorin Port Trust (1994 – 1997)
  • Aquaculture site selection in Tamil Nadu using GIS and Remote Sensing funded by International Foundation for Science, Sweden.
  • Marine Remote Sensing Information System (MARSIS) funded by Department of Ocean Development.
  • Remote sensing and GIS applications in Coastal Zone Management (under Manpower development) funded by Department of Ocean Development, Govt. of India
  • Pilot study on assessment of the shoreline changes in Gujarat - MoEF,GoI.
  • Pilot study on assessment of the shoreline changes in the country except in Gujarat - MoEF,GoI.
  • To provide land use map for the site at Muthukadu,Thiruporur block,Chengalpattu taluk,Kancheepuram Dt.- M/s Kaiser Surya Samudra Resorts Pvt.Ltd.
  • Shoreline studies along coastline for the site of Manickapaangu,Tarangampadi taluk - Chettinadu Power Corporation P.Ltd.
  • Study on shoreline changes at Gangavaram Port - Gangavaram Port Trust,AP.
  • Jindal Shoreline project.
  • Mapping of Coastal Geomorphology,Land Use,Land Cover & Coastal & Marine Habitats.
 ResEarch Themes Links
Coastal ecosystems & Climate Change
Coastal Pollution Monitoring and Hazards
GIS/ Remote Sensing and Database
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