21-Day DST Workshop on Geospatial Technology
Inaugurated at USTM
Shri P.L.N. Raju, Director, NESAC speaking at
the Inaugural of 21 day long DST Geospatial
Summer School at USTM on 8 July 2019
9th Mile, Ri-Bhoi, Khanapara, 8 July 2019:
Shri P.L.N. Raju, Director, North Eastern
Space Applications Centre (NESAC) today
inaugurated the 21 day long Summer School on
“Capacity Building in Geospatial Technologies
and Applications” at the University of Science
and Technology-Meghalaya. The workshop is being
organized by the Department of Earth Science,
USTM and sponsored by the Department of Science
and Technology (DST), Government of India.
Researchers from all over country have come to
participate in the Summer School. A total of 31
participants from Jammu & Kashmir, West Bengal
and the North-eastern states of India have
joined the workshop.
Inaugurating the workshop, Shri PLN Raju
explained about the use of space technology in
various applications, right from space mission
to agriculture, biodiversity, conservation,
management of hazards like flood and erosion.
The workshop has targeted researchers, teachers,
planners, surveyors and decision makers as the
main purpose of the workshop is to support
planning and decision making of the government.
In a statement, Mahbubul Hoque, Chancellor of
USTM said that the use of remote sensing and GIS
and other geospatial technologies for planning
and development is not new for India. But there
is a renewed focus of its use in various aspects
of life. “I am very much grateful to DST, Govt.
of India for awarding this academic project for
the first time in Meghalaya by selecting our
University as one of the centres to conduct the
programme”, he stated.
Dr Narayan Chetry, Principal Investigator of the
project and Head of the Department of Earth
Science at USTM said that geospatial technology
can be targeted for social and community
development, geospatial data structure
development and locational services. The
participants of the summer school are expected
to be benefitted in their teaching and learning
activities including research by using the
modern tools and technology.