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‘GIS is important for effective coastal management’ January 21, 2009

Posted by Bahadir Sahin in English, Haber (News).
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Geographical Information System (GIS) is a multi-billion dollar industry today, employing hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, according to professor K V Jayakumar, executive director, centre for water resources development and management (CWRDM), Kozhikode, Kerala.

He was addressing a gathering, after inaugurating a two-week long AICTE-MHRD sponsored short-term training program on ‘geoinformatics for integrated coastal zone management (GICZM)’ at the department of applied mechanics and hydraulics at the National Institute of Technology (NITK), Surathkal, on Monday. Next to Geoinformatics, we have biotechnology and nanotechnology which are in the forefront domain of research and their applications have been widely used across the globe, he added.

He stressed upon the importance of coastal zone management (CZM) in India, particularly during the last three decades, when compared to the developed nations of the world. By making use of GIS tool, the technologists could effectively overcome the pressure that has been created over the coastal zones, including population, pollution, erosion and sea water intrusion.

In-charge director of NITK professor G K Shivakumar presided. Civil engineering head professor N Laxman, professor M K Nagaraj, professor Subramanya and program coordinator professor G S Dwarakish spoke on the occasion. Professor S G Mayya delivered a talk on the principles of remote sensing.

Several delegates hailing from different engineering colleges, polytechnics, along with engineers from KERS, Mysore attended the program.

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