The purpose of this sub-project is to assist the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica (GoCD) with improving disaster and climate resilience through various activities including rehabilitation of infrastructure, development of tools and modeling systems supporting engineering scale analysis, and coastal and hydrological processes throughout the island. This will be accomplished in three ways:
1. The Collection of high accuracy, high resolution airborne Light Imaging Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) topographic data, airborne bathymetric LiDAR data, and multi-spectral Orthophotography.
2. Data Analysis and Data Modeling including the development of high accuracy terrain and bathymetric models for use by GoCD agencies including Lands and Surveys Division, Fisheries Division, Forestry, Wildlife and Parks Division, Ministry of Public Works and Ports, Physical Planning Department, Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) and the Dominica Metrological Service. These models will include processed sensor data in a GIS/CAD/Engineering usable format, as well as specifically derived analytical products specific to stakeholders needs.
3. Technology Transfer and Training to GoCD officials in the development, maintenance, use and management of the information collected through a series of workshop seminars and training.
The data and products required for the GoCD are: Digital Terrain and Elevation Models (DTM and DEM) and Bathymetric (BAT) models for the development of hydrological models and to analyze water flow, drainage management, flood control, and to support and further strengthen land planning activities. Global warming and sea level rise are increasing risks and therefore data is required for mitigation planning in the event of future disasters. The GoCD has been working with disparate legacy data and therefore establishing high quality data is critical for future planning. The PCU published the Standard Bidding Document (SBD) for LiDAR on 7th December 2016, with proposals due on 23rd January 2017.