Two weeks short course on “Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Geoscience” was conducted by Geoscience Division (GSD), NESAC during January 30 to February 10, 2023 at NESAC Outreach Facility. The program was inaugurated by Dr. K. K. Sarma, Group Head, RSAG where Dr. Jonali Goswami, Coordinator, Outreach Program, NESAC formally welcomed the course participants. A total of 18 participants from different parts of the country attended the course, which includes students, faculties from colleges and universities, research scholars and post graduate students. Shri M Sormorjit Singh, Head GSD was the Course Director whereas Dr. Gopal Sharma, Scientist GSD was the course Coordinator. The course consisted of the series of lectures followed by hands-on/practical, Geological Field work/ Survey and includes basic remote sensing and GIS hands-on to few advance remote sensing applications in Geosciences. The course is designed with a view to provide participants an understanding of the scientific concepts associated with remote sensing and its applications to various fields of Geoscience. Guest faculties were invited to deliver talks on technology few specific topics viz. Shri. Hari Shankar (Scientist, IIRS, ISRO) on Microwave remote sensing and its applications in Geoscience, Shri. Karan Nayak (Ph.D Scholar, Sinaloa University, Mexico) on GNSS data processing and quality checks. A one day Geological Field study for the participants was conducted by Dr. Ningthoujam Surdas Singh (Senior Geologist, GSI, Shillong) on 6thFebruary 2023 in and around Sohra, Cherrapunji.
The valedictory programme of the course was held on February 10, 2023. Dr. S P Aggarwal, Director NESAC, during his address congratulated all the participants on successful completion of the course and distributed the course certificate.During the concluding session a number of good feedbacks have been received. A few of the participants suggested inclusion of more number of modeling and hands-on exercises, demonstrations of live dashboards and geoportals. The programme was concluded with vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Gopal Sharma, Course Coordinator.