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National Remote Sensing Day Celebration 2021 at Shiv Nadar University

12 Aug 2021

The Center for Environmental Sciences & Engineering, School of Natural Sciences, celebrated an online event, National Remote Sensing Day on 12th August 2021. National Remote Sensing Day is celebrated on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai, the Father of the Indian Space Program. To mark his milestones and celebrate the legacy of the great visionary, Dr.Vikram Sarabhai, Centre for Environmental Sciences & Engineering (CESE), SNU Delhi-NCR  celebrated the Remote Sensing Day on 12th August 2021 followed by two talks by eminent scientists known in the field of Remote Sensing.

This event was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. Rupamanjari Ghosh and presided over by the Dean, School of Natural Sciences, Dr. Sanjeev Galande, Dean, School of Natural Sciences and coordinated by Dr. Prem C Pandey, CESE, Shiv Nadar University.  

The first talk was delivered by Prof M. S. Nathawat, Professor and Director Research, IGNOU, New Delhi, that focused on to understand the development in remote sensing and its applications. Prof. Nathawat is a Professor and Director Research (former Director School of Science), IGNOU, New Delhi.

The second speaker of the day, Prof. Mukunda Dev Behera, focused his talk on the craze of remote sensing and its popularity across world. Prof.  Behera is Professor, Centre for Oceans, Rivers, Atmosphere and Land Sciences (CORAL), IIT Kharagpur.

The talks helped participants to understanding of advancement in remote sensing technology in recent years and increasing use of satellite data research by the remote sensing community. This also unveiled the power and robustness of remote sensing in research at spatial and temporal scales, to demonstrate its applications in natural resource management such as grasslands, wetlands, forestry, urban planning, coastal monitoring, and disaster monitoring and its mitigation.