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Indian university to analyse data from RISAT-1

Ajmer, India: The remote sensing and geo-informatics department of Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, India, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Under the agreement, the department will analyse and study the data for Rajasthan, received from RISAT which was recently launched into orbit.

The statistics will be helpful in getting information about the ground resources of the state as well as weather of the region. The new technology will provide clear picture of crops and ground realities of geographical problems.

The department will also study the information received from the satellite and the report will be submitted to ISRO. “With this new technology we will be able to get better information on earth resources,” said S Palaria, the department head.

Palaria noted, “Till now clear satellite pictures of the ground could not be captured due to weather conditions and clouds, but now even with bad weather we can get high resolution pictures. This will matter a lot because we can then study the realities of flood and drought in the state to make our policies.”

The department will also go through resources underneath the earth’s crust in the state. “We get the geo images of big regions and better resolution” said a professor of the department.

The department will get the data of RISAT through ISRO and the department with geo-informatics technique will decode the information and make a report based on it. “It is great work for the department which will also give report of change in weather and land face,” added Palaria.

The department is working on advancement and dissemination of remote sensing technology and education. They used conventional methods in the fields, planning and management of natural resources and environment by organising seminars.

“We also organise models, exhibitions and talks on geo-informatics science to encourage students to study this latest science,” said a member of remote sensing chapter of Ajmer.

Source: TOI