A Brainstorming Workshop on Space Science & Technology and its Applications was organized at Dibrugarh University, Assam on 9th November 2018 at Dibrugarh University. The objective of the workshop was to create awareness and generate interest among academicians and researchers of the University in the field of Space Technology applications, Space Science and Satellite Communication and finding out the possible areas of collaboration. Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Dibrugarh University was the chief guest in the inaugural function. In his inaugural speech, he thanked DOS-ISRO for the initiative and expressed his interest in more collaborative works between DU and ISRO/DOS & NESAC. Approximately 90 participants comprising of Deans, Faculties & Researchers from various departments and centers of the university participated in the workshop. Total seven presentations were made from NRSC, Hyderabad, RRSC-East, Kolkata and NESAC, Shillong including a demonstration on UAV-Remote Sensing technology. Two presentations were made by Dean, School of Earth, Atmospheric Science, Environment and Energy, DU and Dean of Research and Development, DU. The role of Space Technology on e-governance, various operational projects (in Agriculture, Sericulture, Disaster, Weather etc.) by ISRO/DOS for national services, the process to take up innovative projects through RESPOND program were discussed. The challenges faced by NER have also been listed out and how ISRO/DOS could contribute towards addressing such challenges was discussed.
(a) Addressed by Honorable VC, DU , (b) Address by Director, NESAC (right), (c) UAV demonstration (left) and (d) Panel discussion (right)