Bangladesh currently ranks as world’s foremost disaster prone country. Natural disasters like tropical cyclone, storm surges, floods, norwesters and tornado devastate the country especially coastal areas districts almost every year. During the last 41 years, the country was devastated by thirty eight severe cyclones of varying intensities. As a riverine country, flood is a perennial problem. Every year Bangladesh is also affected by norwester and tornadoes causing loss of lives and huge damages to properties. Salinity intrusion is also a recent great concern of coastal areas people. Natural disaster management needs a huge amount of multi-temporal spatial data. So, to reduce the extent of damage, Remote Sensing and GIS techniques are ideal tools for monitoring and management of natural disaster since it offers information over large areas and short time intervals. In this perspective, my project will go on with some specific objectives such as to review the existing application of geospatial technology in the Hydro-meteorological disasters happened in the coastal area, to develop appropriate methods for damage and loss assessment by natural disasters using RS and GIS Techniques and to develop a proper model for disaster management. The data will be collected from both primary and secondary data sources. NOAA-AVHRR image will be collected from Bangladesh space research agency SPARSO for study.

Funding: International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), University of Queensland Centennial Scholarship (UQCent)
Advisors: Prof Stuart PhinnDr Chris RoelfsemaDr Iraphne Childs

Project members

Muhammad Hoque

Muhammad Hoque

PhD candidate