Webinar Series on Geospatial Technologies: Prof. Sarnam Singh

July 9, 2019

Nalanda University and Space Education and Research Foundation (SERF), Ahmedabad jointly organised 2 nd Webinar course on ‘Geospatial technologies’ from July 9, 2019 to July 12, 2019 with an objective to discuss basic concepts of Remote Sensing and GIS and related technologies. He delivered four talks covering overview and basics of twin technologies and a few applications.

Talk 1. Fundamental of Geospatial technologies

The talk would covered the fundamental of geospatial technologies consisting of Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System and Satellite Navigation Systems. The participants will be introduced to basic definition and stages of remote sensing,advantages of remote sensing, types of remote sensing, electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with earth surface features, satellite and platforms, concept of coverage; concept of resolutions, important high to coarse resolution satellites and their characteristics. ……

Talk 2. RS for mapping of natural resources

Remote sensing data provides unbiased images of the earth surface features. A series of satellite data products/images are available to the users from very high spatial resolution of 30 cm to 60 km pixel size terrestrial as well as for ocean applications and one single band to 250 bands.The talk would cover concept of false colour composite; pre-processing of satellite data, different image resolution and their significance; spectral response, etc…….

Talk 3. RS &GIS for biodiversity conservation planning and management

Planet earth is most unique as per our present knowledge of this universe, which supports life. The biosphere supports unique life in the form plants, animals and other microorganisms. Even though it is known that biodiversity speciation and extinction are continuous process and may occur simultaneously or separately. Several studies have highlighted that there is a loss of biodiversity and several thousand of species have become extinct in recent past. …..

Talk 4. RS & GIS for Vegetation Disaster Risk Reduction and Assessment

The talk would discuss the application of geospatial technologies for disaster risk reduction in forest and agriculture sectors. Tropical and subtropical forests are prone to forest fires which create widespread loss of plants and animals. Forest fires also contribute to the greenhouse gases emissions in the atmosphere, which is measure concern to global climate.

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