WIT Press

GIS And RS Integrated Application System For Sustainable Development Of China’s Coastal Zone And Offshore

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD050792

Volume

84

Pages

9

Published

2005

Size

761 kb

Author(s)

D. Yunyan, S. Fenzhen, L. Ce & Y. Xiaomei

Abstract

In recent years, with the development of China’s coastal zone and offshore, the situation of its ocean resources keeps deteriorating - with increasing mud sand, and pollution flowing into the China Sea, vanishing or degrading of the oceanfront swamps, raising of the global sea level and eroding of coastal zones occurs. These problems are deeply challenging the sustainable development of the natural resources and environment of China. In this study, we have developed an integrated application system of RS and GIS to generate data required for micro and macro-scale coastal management planning on a sustainable basis. We focus on applying techniques of multi-sources remote sensing data, which consists of the scientific data management system of China’s coastal zone and offshore, ocean data spatio-temporal processing and analysis, simulation and output. Our final objective is to apply the research of ocean Remote Sensing and GIS into a practical application for providing the technique support to the sustainable development of China’s coastal zone and offshore. Keywords: China’s coastal zone and offshore, scientific data management system, ocean data spatio-temporal procession and analysis, ocean procedure. 1 Introduction In the 21 st century, the coastal zone is of strategic importance to many countries as the frontal position and the foundational basis of economical development. However, it is facing many serious development-related problems of habitat destruction, water contamination, coastal erosion and resource depletion. Thus,

Keywords

China’s coastal zone and offshore, scientific data management system, ocean data spatio-temporal procession and analysis, ocean procedure.