India: Nithiyanandam Yogeswaran, a researcher at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has been recently selected as the national coordinator of ISPRS SC (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing– Student Consortium) and ASG (Asian Association on Remote Sensing student group), for India.
The ISPRS SC and ASG are student bodies of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) and Asian Association on Remote Sensing (AARS) respectively. The Main objective of ISPRS SC and ASG is to link young researchers and professionals in different countries, who are interested in Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences and providing a platform for the exchange of information, organising events and other initiatives which can integrate them into these societies.
As the national coordinator, Nithiyanandam’s job would be to request students and young professionals of India to take active part in events organised by the two societies. A dedicated Facebook group has been created for linking, updating the activities of these societies and knowledge sharing amongst students. Being a member of the organising team, the coordinator shall invite institutions, individual students and organisations related to remote sensing and spatial sciences in order to coordinate actions and events promoting ISPRS and AARS in India.
The aim of the programme is to draw more students & young professionals from India to the societies in coming years and thus gather more students to register their interest by active participation in the future issues of the ISPRS and AARS. The active participation of Indians students in International Geoinformatics events will elaborate research and development activities related to remote sensing and spatial sciences in the country.
Source: Our correspondent