Coastal Zone Monitoring

Monitoring Coastal Morphological Changes using Remote Sensing and GIS in The Red River Delta Area, Vietnam

coastal6Year: 2010-2011
Country: Vietnam
Location within country: Red river delta area

The project aimed at identifying the coastal morphological changes over the periods of 1975 to 2009 in the Red River Delta area. The specific objectives of this project were: 1) To map the coastal erosion and deposition using satellite images, 2) To identify the intensity and direction of coastline changes, 3) To map the consequences of erosion and deposition.

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Landuse and Landcover Change Detection and Wetland Biomass Estimation in Klias Peninsula of Malaysia using Remote Sensing and GIS

coastal5Year: 2011-2012
Country: Malaysia
Location within country: Klias Peninsula

The objectives of this project were: 1) To update the current landuse and landcover map of the study area, 2) To identify and map of the changes in the mangrove forests, 3) To estimate the biomass of the current mangrove forest in Klias Peninsula using ALOS/PALSAR data.

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Mapping and Change Detection in Mangrove Areas in the North and North-Western Provinces of Sri Lanka Over the Past Five Decades

coastal4Year: 2011-2012
Country: Sri Lanka
Location within country: Puttalam, Mannar, Jaffna, Kilinochchi and Mullaithivu districts

The objectives of the project were: 1) To update the mangrove distribution map using ALOS/AVNIR-2 data of 2010, 2) To identify changes/degradation of mangrove ecosystems in North Western and Northern provinces during the past five decades.

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Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Assessing Landuse Changes in Mangrove Areas for Aquaculture Development in Sabah, Malaysia

coastal3Year: 2008-2009
Country: Malaysia
Location within country: Tawau and Tuaran districts, Sabah province

The objectives of this project were: 1) To delineate the mangrove and aquaculture farms from remote sensing data, 2) To detect changes of aquaculture development in the mangrove areas over the past 20 years, 3) To develop a spatial database of mangroves for Tawau and Tuaran districts.

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Risk Profiling for the Sea Level Rise in the South-west Coast of Sri Lanka

gicYear: 2008-2009
Country: Sri Lanka
Location within country: Galle city, South-west coast of Sri Lanka

The objectives of the project were 1) development of three hazard scenarios (2025, 2050 and year 2100) due to Sea Level Rise, 2) risk profiling based on built environment, economic, social and physical factors, and 3) creation of coastal Geo-Database (CGD) for Galle, Sri Lanka.

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