Key Objectives

The objectives of the division for Geospatial Sciences are to provide scientifically-based decision-support systems to a wide variety of technical and non-technical users, to promote environmentally sound use of coastal resources by employing state-of-the-art technology in geographic information systems (GIS), modeling, and field surveys to develop:

  • Conduct quality research to address important issues on a local, regional, national and global scale
  • Provide GIS database applications to a variety of coastal issues- management, conservation and sustainable resource
    utilization undertake statistical and numerical modeling - particularly pertaining to issues of coastal pollution.
  • Provide relevant, easily accessible spatial data, tools, and support services for ICZM
  • Link coastal resource managers with relevant remote sensing technology through data acquisition and access, applied
    research and development
  • Provide geospatial products and services that help understand the relationship between people and the coast

Major Groups of the Geospatial Sciences Division include:

  • Land Survey
  • Hydrographic Survey
  • Cartography
  • Digital Photogrametry, Digital Image Processing and ALTM Laboratory
  • GIS Work Centre and Data Warehousing