Centre for Marine and Coastal Zone Management

Centre for Marine and Coastal Zone Management

The Centre for Marine and Coastal Zone Management (CMCZM) pursues research into the following:


  • The application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) as data storage, handling, analysis and Decision Support Systems (DSS).
  • The development of Human Computer Interfaces to GIS and DSS.


Remote Sensing

  • The application of remote sensing (airborne and spaceborne) to monitoring of the coastal zone and marine environments
  • The development of information extraction techniques from remotely sensed imagery
  • The deployment of remotely sensed imagery on the Internet (Using LizardTech's MrSID and ER Mapper's Image Web Server)


GPS, Mobile, Multimedia

  • The application of Information Technology (IT) to coastal zone management
  • The development and application of Internet/Intranet-based GIS applications in the context of information access and dissemination (Using ArcIMS, MapServer and Manifold IMS)
  • The development of Internet accessible geospatial databases
  • The use of GPS and mobile GIS (PocketGIS and ArcPad) for data collection and remote information retrieval