Why is it important?

The vulnerability of the coastal population in Bangladesh is on the rise due to climate change. In order to identify and adopt best practice measures to increase the resilience of the coastal population to natural disasters and climate change, it is critical to assess and understand the changes and dynamics of the coastal zone. This project aims to build sustainable capacity among technical staff as well as decision makers to utilize modern satellite-based techniques to monitor climate change challenges and to provide early warning in the coastal zone of Bangladesh

Project highlights:

Providing a detailed baseline of existing GIS and earth observation data handling capacities among key stakeholders in Bangladesh

Capacity building within the use of satellite imagery for effective, systematic and routinely monitoring of coastal areas in Bangladesh with a view to assess climate change impacts.

Provision of on-site tailormade technical workshops focusing on application of EO techniques and coupled local field surveys.

In more detail..

The project is intended to establish methodological guidelines and step-by-step workflows for Earth Observation based assessments of coastal zone dynamics in Bangladesh, and train staff in developing early warning capacity for bank erosion attacks, which is one of the most significant risks from climate change.

Furthermore, the EO based workflows will allow stakeholders to increase the general understanding of the morphological processes in the coastal zone of Bangladesh and the impacts of climate change on these processes.

The project will contribute significantly to develop the technical ability of key stakeholders within relevant government agencies in Bangladesh, to conduct time-critical analysis of erosion/accretion processes and assessments of climate change impacts using advanced remote sensing methods.

Long term linear regression - indicates areas that are getting wetter (blue) or drier (red)
Fractional water coverage

Climate Technology Centre and Network:

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism, hosted by the UN Environment Programme and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Centre promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries.

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