Integration of Geo-Spatial Coastal Information

The coastal belt of Gujarat is a highly dynamic area. This dynamism is reflected in the extents of developmental activities, which are currently taking place along this coastal belt like: Special Economic Zones, development of Ports, setting up of Salt and Cement industries, Oil and Natural gas exploration etc. This is in addition to increase in anthropogenic pressure, owing to the growing population along the coast. Marine fisheries activity is very well

established and coastal aquaculture has shown immense potential for further development in the State. Creating basic information of coastal areas using latest technologies like Remote sensing and

Project at a Glance
Start Date June, 2010 End Date Dec, 2015
Cost 5.76 Crore Funding Agency World Bank
Implementing agencies Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications & Geo-Informatics
Components NA
Goal To provide a scientific base and data for supporting the process of Integrated Coastal Zone Planning and Management at various levels
Contact BISAG

GIS, is envisaged for better management and planning of coastal environment and their resources for safe, secure, prosperous and sustainable coastal zone areas. This would facilitate further development of coastal dependent communities and users. Geo-informatics has apparent potential for contributing significantly to coastal management in a number of ways. The use of geo-informatics is an important tool in management and regulation of coastal areas as with this technology, changes over a period of time can be tracked and future changes can be projected.

Goal

To provide a scientific base and data for supporting the process of Integrated Coastal Zone Planning and Management at various levels.

Objectives

To prepare large scale accurate geo database and maps on 1:8,000 scale showing HTL (High Tide Line) and LTL (Low Tide Line) using CARTOSAT / IRS P6- LISS IV data.

Depict wetland categories between HTL and LTL and land use above HTL.

Development of database for coastal infrastructure (e.g. Ports, Jetties, Coastal Highways, Break-water structures etc.) by linking of land and coastal areas.

To prepare DTM (Digital Terrain Model) and DEM (Digital Elevation Model) for the coastal areas of Gujarat.

To design, create and organize the digital database in GIS environment comprising information generated as a part of (1) to (3)

To conceptualize, design and develop a geo-spatial based software for retrieving.

Coastal Area Information at Village level.

Issues & Causes

There is a need for coastal zone information system for Gujarat. The coastal belt of Gujarat is a highly dynamic area which is reflected in the extent of developmental activities, which is currently taking place along this coastal belt like: Special Economic Zones, development of Ports, setting up of Salt and Cement industries, Oil and Natural gas exploration etc. This is in addition to increase in anthropogenic pressure, owing to the growing population along the coast. Marine fisheries activity is very well established and coastal aquaculture has shown immense potential for further development in the State. Creating basic information of coastal areas using latest technologies like Remote sensing and GIS, is envisaged for better management and planning of coastal environment and their resources for safe, secure, prosperous and sustainable coastal zone areas. This would facilitate further development of coastal dependent communities and users.

Project Benefits

Intangible Benefits:

  • Better coastal hazards risks assessment & management
  • Sustainable development of coastal areas
  • Institutional capacity and human resource skill development

Tangible Benefits:

  • Planning various infrastructures including development of hinterland, fisheries, local drainage, sanitation, pollution ameliorative measures, transport planning and disaster risk reduction.
  • Identification of suitable fishing sites for Coastal and Brackish water
  • Aquaculture Infrastructure development
  • Viewing of satellite data with tabular data
  • Conflict resolution
  • Geo - Visualization
  • Preparing Buffers around sensitive areas
  • Micro level planning which will facilitate identification of locations for tourist spots, harbors, routing of roads, railways etc
  • Conducting rapid EIA studies for major industrial projects, intake and outfall structures
 
 
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