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Integrated coastal zone management plan and coastal zone information system for Mangalore Coast, West Coast of India
Author(s): G. S. Dwarakish; Dinakar Shetty; Rajarama Rao; Jagadeesh Pai; Usha Natesan
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Paper Abstract

In the present study, Integrated Coastal Zone Management Plan (ICZMP) has been developed for Mangalore Coast in Karnataka, along the West Coast of India, by analyzing the remotely sensed data and conventional data. The various data products used in the present study includes, IRS-1C LISS-III+PAN and IRS-P6 LISS IV remotely sensed data, Naval Hydrographic Chart and Survey of India (SOI) toposheets. Different thematic maps prepared in the present study includes, land use/ land cover map, bathymetry map, shoreline configuration map, transportation and drainage network maps, GPS survey map, CRZ map, contour map, DEM, inundation map and coastal erosion vulnerability map. The results of the present study are encouraging. Some of the specific conclusions of the study are; eight coastal vulnerability sites have been identified, significant increase in the built-up area and decrease in the agricultural land, no large scale erosion or deposition in the vicinity of coastal structures such as seawalls, breakwaters and entrance channel of New Mangalore Port Trust and the beaches along the Mangalore Coast are maintaining dynamic equilibrium. To get the online information about all these, Coastal Zone Information System (CZIS) has been developed through V. B. 6. 0. using results of various data analyses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2006
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6406, Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment, 64060Q (28 November 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.698179
Show Author Affiliations
G. S. Dwarakish, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (India)
Dinakar Shetty, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (India)
Rajarama Rao, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (India)
Jagadeesh Pai, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (India)
Usha Natesan, Anna Univ. (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6406:
Remote Sensing of the Marine Environment
Robert J. Frouin; Vijay K. Agarwal; Hiroshi Kawamura; Shailesh Nayak; Delu Pan, Editor(s)

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