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August 25th, 2011
Digital Mapping of Coastal Areas

The Ministry has recently conducted a digital mapping of coastal areas especially in Gujarat for the purpose of gaining knowledge on resources available, forewarning in case of tsunamis, cyclones etc.Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has initiated work on cutting edge research areas such as: (i) Multi-hazard Vulnerability Mapping, (ii) Real-time tsunami inundation modeling as well as (iii) 3-D GIS for street level inundation estimates within the near coastal most vulnerable zones purely for the purposes of quantifying depth and extent of coastal inundation due to tsunami and cyclone generated storm surges. Tsunami inundation modelling for the areas of Mandvi and Dwaraka in Gujarat is currently being done by Integrated Coastal and Marine Area Management (ICMAM) Project Directorate located at Chennai, by using topographic data obtained through Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS surveys. Read More