A Five-day Workshop on Satellite Technology and Applications was organised by the Department of Physics of MTU under the aegis of TEQIP-III.
Highlight of the workshop
Date: 5th to 9th August, 2019
Time: 11.00 am to 3.00 pm
Venue: Room No. 6, Academic Building, Manipur Technical University, Imphal
Mode of the event: Presentation
1. Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh, Scientist- G, Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad
2. Dr. Sandip Rashmikant Oza, Scientist- SG, Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad
3. Dr. Abha Chhabra, Scientist- SF, Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad
4. Shri. Victor Saikhom, North Eastern Space Applications Centre, Umiam, Meghalaya
Brief bio-data of the resource persons
- Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh is currently Scientist G at SAC-ISRO. He did his M.Sc in Physics at IIT-Delhi and PhD at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He is the Principal Investigator of Thermal Infrared Imaging Spectrometer onboard the Mars Orbiter Mission.
His research interest is on hydrological modelling. He is a recipient of Prof PR Pisharoty Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. Dr. Singh is an associate fellow of Gujarat Science Academy (GSA) and an Associate Editor, Journal of Geomatics. Dr. Singh has got a number of publications in reputed international/national journals.
- Dr. Sandip Rashmikant Oza is currently working as Scientist- SG at Sac-ISRO. He completed his MSc and PhD in Physics from Gujarat University. He is at present leading the Polar Science activities at SAC. He has been a recipient of ISRO Team Excellence Award twice. Moreover, he is among the very few Indians who have been on expeditions to all the three icy regions of Earth- the Arctic, the Antarctic and the Himalayas. He has contributed to the establishment of state-of-art image processing and GIS laboratory at Remote Sensing and Communication Centre (RESECO), Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Dr. Oza is an associate fellow of Gujarat Science Academy. Dr. Oza has published a number of papers in reputed international/national journals.
- Dr. Abha Chhabra is currently working as Scientist- SF at SAC-ISRO. She has got MSc and PhD in Environmental Science. Her primary research interest is on the remote sensing applications for environmental studies particularly, in biogeochemical nutrient cycling, environmental pollution and air quality monitoring to cite a few. She is also a recipient of Prof. PR Pisharoty Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. She is now the coordinator for developing ISRO’s new Space Technology Incubation Centres at various academia. She coordinates with various academia for research projects under Space Technology Cell and RESPOND programme of ISRO. Dr. Chhabra is a recipient Prof PR Pisharoty Memorial Award from the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. She has got a number of publications in various international and national journals of repute.
- Shri Victor Saikhom is currently Scientist- SE at the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam. He did his BE in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Govt. College of Technology, Coimbatore and MTech in Remote Sensing and GIS at JNTU, Hyderabad. His field of interest includes digital photogrammetry using satellite as well as UAVs, digital image processing and geoinformatics to cite a few. He is a recipient of National E-Governance Award in recognition of his scientific contributions especially, about his keen interest to spread the knowledge of satellite technology in the NE regions
Dr. Rajkumar Kamaljit Singh, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, MTU
About the workshop
In today’s world of science and technology, every powerful nation is trying to develop new tools and ideas for space exploration that can help mankind in one way or the other. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with an insightful vision of harnessing space technology for national development, is pursuing space science research and planetary exploration. In this workshop, eminent scientists from two important centres for space science and technology, the Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad and the North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Umiam (Meghalaya) under the Department of Space, Govt. of India, would deliver expert talks. The target audience for this programme are the undergraduates of the Manipur Technical University.
The following topics will be covered in this programme:
– Remote Sensing: Overview of EO Sensors & Applications
– Cryosphere and Climate Change
– Vegetation Dynamics
– Advances in Earth and Planetary Sciences
– Research and Training Opportunities at ISRO
– RS & GIS applications status & plan ahead for NE India
– Use of UAV in remote sensing
Dr. Raghavendra Pratap Singh (Scientist- G, SAC-ISRO) giving lecture on fundamentals of satellite technology on 5 August, 2019.
We would like to organize such workshops to impart the technical knowhow to the students as well to expose the students to industrial experts.
The workshop was attended for the undergraduate students of the University. They could learn from this workshop the fundamentals of satellite remote sensing in a nutshell. Various applications of earth-observing satellites in remote sensing have been explained meticulously by the learned speakers. Special emphasis on the applicability of remote sensing in the North-East region was also mentioned. Research opportunities (through Space Technology Cells and RESPOND) and employability.