Coordinator of Geographic Research Unit (GRU), Research and Design Program
Bengal Institute Team
Sanjoy Roy is a physical geographer and maritime spatial planner. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Geography and Environment from the University of Dhaka. Later, he pursued a second master’s degree in Maritime Spatial Planning from the Università Iuav di Venezia, Venice, Italy under the European Commission Scholarship. Being an Erasmus Mundus scholar he had the opportunity to work as a research fellow at the National Research Council-Institute of Marine Science (CNR-ISMAR), Headquarter, Venice, Italy. In his master research, he developed an analytical framework to support multiscale maritime governance using Maritime Spatial Planning Data and assessment techniques for the Adriatic-Ionian Macro-regional spatial domain that can be applied globally. Prior joining to the Institute he also worked at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a GIS and Remote Sensing Analyst in multiple environment and conservation-related projects. He has several research papers published in different international high impact peer-reviewed journals. His research scope includes natural hazard, river morphology, climate, physical urban environmental problems, coastal disaster, maritime planning and governance, Geographic Information System and environmental simulation.