Development of a pilot digital elevation model for Comoros Islands

Implementation Period: 6-26 February 2011
Countries: Comoros
Donor: UNDP Comoros
Level of Funding: USD 10,000
Program Area: Program Area 2: Provision of Tsunami Watch and Coastal Inundation Forecasts
Project Status: Completed

Project Description:

The project developed digital elevation model for Comoros, for use in tsunami modeling training course. Key activities include the collection of near-shore bathymetric and topographic charts, survey bechmarks, and administrative boundaries, and confirmation with project partners on most vulnerable areas; GPS survey for data validation; GIS database development; validation of global datasets with digitized data, and bias correction; and DEM validation with tsunami inundation model