Organization and Research Activities of Schools
School of Geo-informatics:
This school focuses on activities for development of Geoinformatics tools, relevant software, advanced data analysis techniques, and development of new applications of geo-informatics.
School of Climate and Environment:
This school focuses on activities of generation of historical climate information from past records. The school will concentrate on all aspects of climate change analysis i.e. modeling, impacts analysis and monitoring the changes through specialized data analysis techniques.
School of Integrated Coastal Zone Management:
The Coastal areas are highly dynamic and complex. Hence, the effective management requires wider access to technologies that can represent these dynamics, particularly to evaluate and deal appropriately with changes and their complexity. Thus, this school focuses on activities for developing procedures for multi-dimensional information for applications in management of coastal zone, development of process models for predicting future changes in coastal environment and developing the decision support system for integrated development of coastal regions. Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is a process to ensure that development and management plans are integrated with environmental (including societal) goals and are made with the participation of agencies affected. Hence, the ICZM emphasizes the need for striving to maintain a healthy environmental foundation. It is upon this foundation that the ecological, disaster prevention and human utilization functions of the coastal zone rest.
School of Sustainable Development Studies:
This school focuses on activities related to impact study of development practices (SSDS) and suggesting initiatives to sustain them, facilitate promotion of knowledge sharing at all levels to support decision process through integrated efforts of stake holders, develop process models for impact studies to assess long term changes in a specified region for improving the developmental activities. Sustainable development studies need to address all the sectors of the society. All developmental efforts should be designed and implemented with the aim of achieving sustainable benefits. The key factors that influence sustainable development studies are shown in the chart below:
School of Natural Resources and Biodiversity:
This school focuses on activities for studying temporal variation in natural resources, development of models for efficient and sustainable exploitation, assessment and future projections of bio-diversity changes, and develop procedures for generating integrated the records of past and present biodiversity system and natural resources.
School of Information Management of Disasters:
This school focuses on activities to develop early warning procedures to minimize potential risks of disasters, facilitate preparation of developmental plans for disaster mitigation efforts, support efforts for post-disaster rehabilitation and their information needs.
School of Communication and Society:
The school focuses on activities related to wider application of communication technology in community health, generating equal opportunities for education for all, specific vocational training, disaster preparedness, and providing awareness for enabling society towards sustainability of environment and resource management.