First Announcement Regional seminar on Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management

First Announcement
Regional seminar on
Geospatial Technology in Natural Resource Management
24-25 February, 2015, Ludhiana
Organized by
Ludhiana Chapter of Indian Society of Remote Sensing
in collaboration with
Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana
General Information
Organizing Committee
Dr B Pateriya
Prof S S Kukal
Organizing Secretary
Dr R K Setia
Joint Organizing Secretary
Mr S K Sahoo
Important Deadlines
Last date of abstract submission
15 December, 2015
Last date of Registration
10 January, 2015
General Information
The maiden attempt of India in reaching Mars has ranked our nation in the world as one of the
pioneering space exploring nations. In the area of Earth Observation, the Indian Remote Sensing
(IRS) satellite system is the world's largest constellation of satellites in operation. Remote Sensing
satellites are an integral part of geospatial technology (Remote sensing, Global Positioning Systems
(GPS) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry, cartography, mapping and
information technology etc.) which is used in the Indian sectors like agriculture, environmental
management, forestry, urban planning, public safety, infrastructure, telecommunications and
logistics etc. The traditional way of getting information about natural resources are labourintensive and time-consuming. The technological advances in the field of satellite remote sensing,
computerized mapping techniques, GPS and GIS enhanced our ability to capture spatial and
temporal information about natural resources. Despite several benefits of the technology, India’s
capacity to use geospatial technology is relatively weak. Much of the efforts at building capacity in
this area have been single-layered and single-targeted projects. If we as a nation are to achieve
greater understanding in protecting our resources, and reduce the chaos and loss of life associated
with manmade and natural disasters, we will need an efficient, responsive, generalized and wellcoordinated system imbedded with geospatial technology which can be used by common people.
The main objective of this seminar is to disseminate knowledge and to share expertise and
experiences in geospatial sciences on all aspects of natural resource management. This would be a
regional seminar mainly for the participants (students/researchers) from Punjab, Haryana,
Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and, Jammu & Kashmir. However,
participants are welcome from any part of the country. The eminent scientists from premier
Remote Sensing Institutes like Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun; Space Application
Centre, Ahmedabad and National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad will be invited for key note
lectures covering various aspects of natural resource management.
Agriculture, Soil and Water Resource Management
Climate Change and Environmental Sciences
Land Use, Ecosystems and Forestry
Geosciences, Natural Disaster and Hazard
Geospatial Planning and Management (including public utility & facility, health, rural and
Abstract guidelines
1. Abstracts are invited on any of the above theme areas or other related areas. The abstracts
should be between 300 and 350 words, should be typed in double space leaving 2.54 cm
margin on all sides on A-4 paper. Three to five keywords should be given below the abstract
in italics. The font should be Calibri in 12 pt. size. The abstract should be sent through email
[email protected] in MS word format.
2. A Committee will review the abstracts and decide about the nature of presentation
(oral/poster). Author(s) will be intimated regarding the acceptance of papers.
3. Awards will be given for the best poster presentation.
Young Professional (<35 years)
Students and Retired
Accompanying persons
Before 10 January, 2015
Rs. 2000/Rs. 1200/Rs. 1000/-
After 10 January, 2015
Rs. 2500/Rs. 1500/Rs. 1300/-
Rs. 1000/-
Rs. 1500/-
The seminar registration fee includes:
Attendance to the seminar
Seminar materials
Tea and coffee breaks
Working lunches and a seminar social dinner
Student Fee:
Official letter, signed by the supervisor or Head of the Institute, containing the name and personal
data of student and confirming student status
Dr. R K Setia
Punjab Remote Sensing Centre
PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004
M: +91-9646105308
Fax: +91-161-2303483
Mr. S K Sahoo
Punjab Remote Sensing Centre
PAU Campus, Ludhiana-141004
M: +91-7696546030
Fax: +91-161-2303483
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]