Advanced Concept of Geo-information Science: Time Series Analysis, Network Analysis, Terrain Analysis, Process Modeling, Data Quality and Accuracy Assessment, Concept and Application of Geo-health, Customization, Scripting and programming, Geo-database, spatial database, Metadata, Model builder.
GIS based Analysis: Spatial Analysis and Modeling (knowledge driven and data driven methods); Geo-statistical Analysis; 3-D Analysis; Interpolation; Topographic Analysis using TIN; DEM and Surfacing;
GIS Mapping: Elements and types of Map, Basics of Mapping, Concepts of mapping using RS and GIS;
Advanced Concepts and Principles of Remote Sensing: Air- and Space-borne
Multispectral and Hyperspectral remote sensing concepts: Sensors; Information Extraction Techniques, Pre-processing, Classification Approaches, Special Techniques used for Hyperspectral Imagery;
Radar and Lidar remote sensing: Concepts, Sensors; Information Extraction Techniques, Pre-processing, Classification Approaches, Special Techniques used for Radar imagery, Interferometry and Lidar & Radar Data Analysis;
Satellite born SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar): Application of SAR, Radar Scatterometer and Radar Precipitation Sensors Onboard Satellites and their Applications.
Advanced Image Classification: Support Vector Machine, Super Resolution, Mapping, Markov Random Field, Sub-Pixel Analysis of Optical Imagery, Object-based image classification, Radar Image Analysis: Interferometry & Polarimetry,
Application of remote sensing in oceanography: Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Surface Level, Ocean Colour, Chlorophyll Content, Phytoplankton, Suspended Solid, Dissolved Organic Matter etc.
Overview of climate system
Climate variation during the postglacial period and to assess for future decades
Current understanding of key climate issues such as the working of the climate system
Natural causes of climate change and anthropogenic effects on climate
Impact of climate change on estuarine, coastal and marine water
Physical, Chemical and Biological changes on ocean temperature, salinity, density, MLD, Co2, oxygen, ocean circulation, currents, waves, tides, nutrients, flora and fauna etc.
Impact of Climate change on ocean Biogeochemistry
Ecosystem and ecological response to climate change
Implication of climate change on estuarine, coastal and marine fisheries.
Sea level rise and salinity intrusion
Cyclone and storm surges
International Participations: Agenda-20, UNFCC, IPCC, Kyoto Protocol, COP, CDM, Carbon Trade.
Policy, laws, international conventions and country program.
Global awareness and IPCC interpretations
Kyoto protocol and other international conventions
Responses to climate change: global, national and local
National Climate change strategies and activities
Institutional arrangements of climate change
Coastal and Marine Resources: Management and Policy |
Coastal and Marine Resources: Management and Policy
Coastal and Marine Resources Management
Introduction to Natural Resources, History of Natural Resources and Civilization, Types of Natural Resources, Demand and Use of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Exploration, Economics of Natural Resources, Sustainable Development of Natural Resources. Environmental Impact of Natural Resources Extractions.
Global Overview of Natural Resources: Occurrences, Extractions and Uses, Legal Aspects and Policy of Natural Resources Management
Coastal and Marine Resources Management: Flora and Fauna, Coral Reef, Mineral Resources, Offshore hydrocarbon exploration and exploitation, Offshore mineral resources exploration and exploitation, Marine renewable energy resources.
Economics, Policy and Management of Natural Resources of Bangladesh:
i) Energy Resources
ii) Coastal and Marine Resources
iii) Mineral/Other Resources
iv) Fisheries Resources
Coastal and Marine Policy
Coastal Zone Management: Concept, Policies, ICZM, Land Reclamation, Coastal Zoning, Protection and Defense, Management techniques, Community Participation, Coastal Conservation
Bay of Bengal with emphasis on EEZ of Bangladesh and estuaries: Resource Utilization, Govt. policy on Bay of Bengal.
Marine and coastal community-based management
Marine and coastal ecosystem-based management
Marine protected areas
Management of maritime cultural assets, Marine socioeconomics
Ocean Policy, Marine Fisheries Policy
Maritime Zones Act
MPA, ECA, ABNJ
Geopolitics of Indian Ocean region |
Geopolitics of Indian Ocean region
Geo-politics, Political Oceanography, Geo-economics and Geo-strategy: Conceptual Considerations
Geo-politics of Bangladesh: Studies in Locational Significance
Bangladesh in Asia: Relationship of Bangladesh with SAARC, ASEAN, China, India, USA, Europe and Middle-East/OIC Countries.
Geo-political Strengths and Weakness of Bangladesh
Indo-Bangladesh Relations: Geo-political, Geo-strategical and Geo-economic Considerations
Geo-political and Geo-strategical Aspects of Indo-Bangladesh Connectivity: Transit-Transshipment Problems, Asian Highway and Asian Railway, Port Facilities for Neighbouring Countries and Security of Bangladesh; Sub-Regional Groupings.
Hydro-Politics of Bangladesh: History, Farakka Problems, Transboundary River Disputes, Tipaimukh Dam and Interest of Lower Riparian Bangladesh, Teesta and Other Water-Sharing Problems of the Region.
Disputes of Bangladesh with Neighbouring Countries: Disputes Related to Demarcation of Boundary, South Talpatti Island and Demarcation of Maritime Boundary, Bangladesh-Myanmar Geo-political Problems (Maritime Boundary).
Security and Defense of Bangladesh: Classification of Security Strategies; Regional and International Cooperation; Environmental Politics and Security of Bangladesh; Maritime security; NGOs and Interference in National Security Issues.
Connectivity and Regional Trade, FTA agreement, ASEAN, BCIM, BIMSTEC, RECP
Area Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ, ABNJ)
Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
One Belt One Road (OBOR) and Maritime Silk Route
Coastal Ecology and Management |
Coastal Ecology and Management
The Chemical and Physical Environment: Measures of physiological performance; Temperature; Salinity; Oxygen; Light
Ecological and Evolutionary Principles of Marine Biology: Ecological interactions; Interactions on the scale of individuals; The population level; The community level: structure and interspecies interactions; The ecosystem level
Foraging; Predator-Prey and Trophic Interactions; Reproduction and Early Life History Patterns; Life History Traits and Social Behavior;
Distributions, Guilds, Habitat Utilization and Community Structure; Fish Communities in Estuarine and Marine Systems, Biology of reef fishes; Conservation and management
Reproduction, Dispersal, and Migration: Ecological and evolutionary factors in sex; Reproduction, demography, and life cycles; Migration; Larval dispersal at different scales
Physical Setting: Biology of reef invertebrates; Coral life history & reproduction; Coral reef trophic interactions
Reef Formation, zonation, biogeography, types, coral reef trophic system, Diversity and Distribution of Reef Organisms, Coral origins, evolution and speciation; Coral Reproduction, Larval Ecology, Coral diseases
Coral polyp; Symbiosis with zooxanthellae and calcification; Coral growth and reproduction; Factors limiting the growth; Distribution of coral reefs; Coral reef development and types;
Mangroves, sea grasses, sea weeds and algae
Zonation; Biological interactions in coral reef ecosystem; Bioerosion and corallivory. Bioerosion, competition, threats to coral reefs; Fieldtrip preparation and discussion of write-up; Fieldtrip to coastal areas of Bay of Bengal
: Numerical Models and Global Ocean Data Analysis |
: Numerical Models and Global Ocean Data Analysis
Introduction to ocean modeling: Model analysis and optimization, filtering approximations. History and methodology of modeling the circulation of the world ocean.
The steady problem. A numerical approach to equatorial oceanic wave-mean flow interactions. Advective diffusion equation and turbulence
Small scale parameterization in large-scale ocean models. Finite difference technique, finite difference formulation of a world ocean model
One dimensional advective-diffusion models. Two dimensional models
Three dimensional circulation models, GFD Modular Ocean Model (MOM), S-coordinate models (SPEM/SCRUM), POM, ROMS, Miami Isopycnic Model. Worldwide ocean tide modeling
Open boundary conditions in numerical ocean models. Data and data processing, data analysis methods, Data assimilation. Mesoscale dynamics and dynamical forecasting
Scientific visualization: Using MATLAB to present scientific data
Students will access oceanographic data from local and global depositories: satellites, floats, and gliders. Students will manipulate, graph, and visualize data of increasing complexity while coding to visualize oceanographic events.
Introduction to instrument prototyping and measurements in environmental science. Hands-on with data collection: programming microcontrollers, interfacing hardware and software, wireless sensor networks. Data analysis in Python. Problem solving with Matlab and C in the weekly computer laboratory.