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October 21, 2019 
ISPRS - Technical Commission VIII 2012-2016

Remote Sensing Applications and Policies


Our Mission:

The goal of the work in Technical Commission VIII is the distribution of satellite based information, development of applications in remote sensing, capacity building and institutionalization for wider use by various institutions / organizations and better policies for access and use. The spectrum of Remote Sensing Applications include natural resources management, information support for disaster risk reduction, space based inputs for health services, environmental pollution studies, improved geophysical products for climate change / variability studies, Earth science applications, crop monitoring for growth and stress for sustainable agriculture, land use / cover dynamics biodiversity, degrading, desertification and drought, bio-geo-chemical cycles, carbon fluxes in soils, vegetation and inland, coastal and ocean waters, physical and biological oceanographic parameters and assimilation in coupled models, geophysical products for Cryospheric studies. In addition, data Policies on sharing, access and outreach, Collaborate with GEO tasks and other select international programmes on the Earth observation applications, wherever applicable, also fall in the realms of TC VIII.

Commssion Officers

President

Vinay Kumar Dadhwal Vinay Kumar Dadhwal
Remote Sensing
National Remote Sensing Centre
Indian Space Research Organisation Balanagar, Hyderabad
India
+91 40 2387 8360
+91 40 2388 4424

www.nrsc.gov.in

Vice President

MVR Sesha Sai MVR Sesha Sai
Remote Sensing (Agriculture)
National Remote Sensing Centre
Indian Space Research Organisation Balanagar, Hyderabad
India
+91 40 2388 4212
+91 40 2388 4424

www.nrsc.gov.in

Secretary

P.L.N. Raju P.L.N. Raju
Remote Sensing [&] Geoinformatics
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Indian Space Research Organisation
4 Kalidas Road, Dehradun
Uttarakhand, Pin - 248 001
India
+91 135 2524123
+91 135 2741987

iirs.gov.in/P.L.N.Raju

Technical Commission Webmaster

A. Vijay Banu A. Vijay Banu
National Remote Sensing Centre
Indian Space Research Organisation
Balanagar, Hyderabad
India
+91 40 2388 4538
+91 40 23878868


Terms of Reference

  • Information support for disaster and risk reduction: Early warning systems, impact assessment, monitoring, resilience and risk reduction
  • Space based inputs for health services: disease epidemiology, predictive modelling and decision support systems
  • Environmental pollution: assessment and impacts
  • Improvements in space based geo-physical products: Radiative forcing, weather forecasting and climate change analyses
  • Hydrologic modelling: Improved parameterization, scaling from river basin to micro-watershed, water and energy cycle, including interactions
  • Integration of remotely sensed inputs on Geology, Geomorphology and Pedology with the Earth Science Applications
  • Multi-scale crop monitoring for growth and stress for sustainable agricultural production and Conservation agriculture
  • Integration of spatio-temporal satellite data products for analyses on climate change / variation
  • Global and regional dynamics of land use / land cover, bio-diversity, nexus of degradation, desertification and drought, bio-geo-chemical cycles
  • Carbon fluxes in soils, vegetation and inland, coastal and ocean waters
  • Physical and biological oceanographic parameters and assimilation in coupled models
  • Geophysical products for Cryospheric studies: Status, response and trends
  • Data Policies on sharing, access and outreach, Collaborate with GEO tasks and other select international programmes on the Earth observation applications, wherever applicable

 


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