India: The Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) series of satellites will be reaching a landmark of 25 years of successful service on March 17, 2013. The IRS-1A was launched on March 17, 1988. To commemorate this achievement, the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS) in partnership with various relevant professional societies such as Astronautical Society of India (ASI), Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG), Indian Meteorological Society (IMD) and Indian National Cartographers Association (INCA) is organising a national symposium on ‘Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) Series: A Saga of 25 Years’. The symposium will be held at JN Tata Auditorium, National Science Seminar Complex, IISC, Bangalore from March 16-17, 2013.
A local organising committee (LOC) has been constituted to conduct this important event. The committee will coordinate participation from technical contributors, user organisations, academia and industry.
The following National Advisory Committee provides advisory to the committees on various technical and managerial aspects for successful conduct of the symposium.
Dr RR Navalgund, Member (Ex-officio), ISRS – Chairman
DR AS Kiran Kumar, Director, SAC – Member
Dr VK Dhadwal, Director, NRSC – Member
Shri SK Shiva Kumar, Director, ISAC – Member
Dr Satish C Shenoi, Director, INCOIS – Member
Dr VS Hegde, MD, Antrix Corporation Limited – Member
Dr V Koteshwar Rao, Scientific Secretary, ISRO – Member
Dr S Subba Rao, Surveyor General, GoI – Member
Dr LS Rathore, DG, IMD – Member
Dr AK Wahal, DG, Forest Survey of India – Member
Maj. Gen. (Dr) R Sivakumar, Head, NRDMS & CEO, NSDI – Member
Dr PK Verma, Director General, MPCST – Member
Dr S Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, Gandhigram Rural University – Member
Shri KK Singh, President, Rolta India & President, AGI – Member
Mr Rajesh C Mathur, President, Esri India – Member
Mr Sanjay Kumar, CEO, Geospatial Media & Communications Pvt Ltd – Member
Dr MVR Seshasai, GH, ASAG, RSA, NRSC – Member Secretary