Sensitivity Mapping for OSCP

Sensitivity Mapping for OSCP

Marine Environment

Description of Coastal Area: Myanmar is the largest country in main land Southeast Asia comprising a land area of over 676,577 square kilometers. The coastal zones of Myanmar can be subdivided into three main areas, namely Rakhine Coast, Ayeyarwady Delta and Tanintharyi Coast, respectively.

Marine Ecosystem: Coastal and marine ecosystems, such as mangroves, coral reefs, seaweed and seagrass for marine organisms play a prominent role in the productivity of coastal and marine waters, biogeochemical cycling, and geomorphological stability of the coastal zone. Careful planning and sound management are essential to the proper use of marine resources. Marine Scientist, coastal environmentalist and GIS experts from MSDES Team can provides quality of natural resources information to produce Sensitivity Mapping .

Yangon River Environment

Yangon Region is composed of 40 administrative townships. The flow of two primary rivers, Bago River and Hlaing River meet at near Yangon City, forming as confluence with other water way channels, Nga Moe Yeik River and Twantay Canal and it is connected with estuary though Yangon River. In and out flows of all river channels are significantly influenced by inundation effect.

As a region of interest, river bank and riparian of Yangon drainage network are characterized by mangrove fringe, swamp, shellfish ground, and other types of habitats (aquatic and terrestrial) while it also plays as a critical role in economy of Myanmar through serving as navigation channel for marine and riverine vessels and facilitating terminals and ports.

Depth understanding on Yangon River Environment and capabilities of MSDES team enable provision of quality of natural resources information to produce Sensitivity Mapping for facilities which are exposed to risk of oil spill.