Major activities during the study

Research output


Development of a data driven method for identifying areas most suitable for hard clam aquaculture in Florida USA using GIS and SRS.

Identified areas of the Indian River Lagoon on the Florida east coast and Charlotte Harbor on the Florida west coast that suits hard clam aquaculture


Development of an optimum location selection technique to transfer mangrove oyster Crassostrea rhizophorae raft culture technology to selected coastal communities in Margarita Island, Venezuela.

Multiple Criteria Evaluation was used to generate a map of the optimum sites for oyster aquaculture


Building up a spatial database using those criteria which were considered to have any influence in integrating marine fish-cage culture within the tourism industry in Tenerife (Canary islands).

Three model Criteria (distance to beaches, nautical sports, and view shed), which were mapped to show the most suitable areas for cage culture development in coexistence with tourism


Identification of the most suitable sites for hanging culture of Japanese scallop using geographic information system (GIS)-based multi-criteria evaluation models

A series of GIS models was developed to identify the most suitable areas for scallop culture using weighted linear combination


Identify the zones of high clam abundance and develop a model to explain the impact of environmental variables and dredging on clam biomass in an estuary

Developed GIS based IDW-model for the temporal clam biomass distribution in the Vembanad estuary and also during dredging identifying the dominant variable controlling the distribution in each season.

Present study is a combination of different strategies adopted by the earlier researchers with a better mapping protocol based on dominant variables. [26]