Three weeks Advanced winter schools in Geospatial technologies commences at JU

JAMMU: Three weeks Advanced Winter Schools in Geospatial technologies focusing and Water Resources commenced at Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, University of Jammu.

Prof. Manoj Dhar, Vice Chancellor University of Jammu, the chief guest on the occasion lauded the role of geospatial technology for the natural resources management and development of mankind in the various ways.

Prof Dhar said that in the present day teaching and learning, technology is playing a vital role and it is essential that all the young faculty, scholars and students must be equipped and well versed with the latest trends in technology of the international standards to augment academics and research in the University.

Prof. Dhar also congratulated the participants for being part of this important training program on the Geospatial technologies.

Dr. S K Srivastav,Scientist/Engineer- G, Dean Academics, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, IIRS, ISRO, Department of Space, Govt. of India in his plenary lecture spoke on the topic Applications of Remote Sensing with emphasis on water resources.

Dr Srivastav outlined about the role of remote sensing for the study of natural resources management and particularly about the ground water, surface water, climate change, glacier monitoring.

He also stressed upon the use of Remote Sensing for various natural resources for monitoring and management without much field based efforts.

Dr Srivastav also discussed about the various projects information of ISRO with the audience and talked in detail about how Indian space agency are making working and how space technology can be used for the betterment of mankind with space based technology.

Prof. Naresh Padha, Dean Faculty of Sciences, University of Jammu in his address also stressed for the use of new technology for exploring the new endeavours in the field of research in sciences and how this geospatial technology is being used by the various sciences department for the space based input research.

Earlier, Prof. Avtar Singh Jasrotia, Head Department of Remote Sensing and GIS University of Jammu and coordinator, Advanced Winter Schools in Geospatial technologies in his welcome address extended gratitude to the NRDMS, DST, Govt. of India, New Delhi for providing an opportunity to organise the program in University of Jammu.

Prof. Jasrotia said that this is the fourth Winter School training programme in Geospatial technologies organised by the Department of Remote Sensing and GIS, University of Jammu.

Prof Jasrotia said that University of Jammu is among the six institutions of Higher learning in India who got the opportunity to conduct this programme.

He said that objectives of this programme is to generate the capacity building in geospatial technology which enable the young researchers and faculty members to get the opportunity to learn the contents given in the three-week training programme in geospatial technologies effectively so that participants shall be enable to enhance their skill in geospatial technologies and its applications in water resources using the open sources software.

In the 21 days training programme participants comprise of faculty members of various Universities of India, Scientists and Researchers from the Institutions of international/ national repute, research scholars and Officers.

Among others Rectors, Heads of various teaching department, faculty members, research scholars and students of the various teaching departments were also present on the occasion.

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