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Integrated Coastal Zone Management in India

The objective of the Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Project is to assist Government of India in building national capacity for implementation of comprehensive coastal management approach in the country. Pilot activities are conducted in states of Gujarat, Orissa and West Bengal. For conservation of the coastline, and more specifically to conserve the beaches, it is essential to understand the balance between sediment added to and removed from the coast. Accurate bathymetry data is a prerequisite for effective coastal planning. It is possible to derive bathymetry data from satellite imagery up to 30m depth in clear water conditions. Satellite data can also be effectively used to identify coastal habitats such as seagrass. Benthic habitat maps depict the various geomorphological-habitat classes of the seagrass meadows as well as their density. They are of great utility to provide change detection and degradation and to identify potential sites for blue carbon sequestration.

Technical Officer: Gordon Campbell

Starting Date: 2014-06-02

EOMAP as supplier - prime
Brockmann Consult as supplier - sub

World Bank as user - partner/collaborator

coastal bathymetry and coastline mapping (Coastal Zone Management)
sediment concentration (Coastal Zone Management)
coastal habitat mapping: sea grass and other benthic habitats (Coastal Zone Management)