|Short-term training programme on GIS (Geographic Information System) for fisheries (1993)|
Short-Term Training Programme on GIS for Fisheries
14-18 November, 1993
Base-line reliable data on resource inventory for planning and management for sustainable exploitation of aquatic resources both in inland and marine sectors are urgently needed. This becomes all the more important in the dynamic situations, prevailing in Bangladesh with shrinking man land ratio, increasing rate of sedimentation and consequent low volume of water with loss/gain of nutrients with poor primary productivity management and utilization, change in the pattern of land and water use, taming of rivers, loss of flood plain fishery, increasing pollution load in the water, disruption of mangrove forest and increasing use of coastal area for shrimp farming, over exploitation of near shore area and under exploitation of EEZ.
It is important that Geographic Information System through development of digitised maps of the fisheries resources based on satellite imagery of sites and conventional studies for preparation of Atlas for fisheries be initiated to properly back up research and development planning and monitor the progress and their effect on environment. The computerized GIS utilizing the satellite imagery maps and ground data collected/generated by conventional surveys will provide a quick, reliable and structured informations for assessment and evaluation of impact of fisheries management and development programmes to help ensure sustainability of the aquatic ecosystem. Thus it is essential that fisheries researchers, development workers and the agricultural scientists should be familiarized with the system and also give their input in framing the required informations needed for GIS in fisheries.
2. Duration of Training
The duration of training would be for five days 14-18 November, 1993.
The training programme would be conducted at the FRI Headquarters at Mymensingh and also at the Headquarters of Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation (SPARRSO), Dhaka.
4. Candidate for training
The maximum number of candidate to be admitted for the training will be twenty consisting of Senior Scientists of FRI, BRRI, BARI, BFRI and Senior DOF Officials.