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Application of Satellite Data for Environment Monitoring & Management
The Gulf Ecosystems Research Center (GERC) cordially invites you to attend its first seminar, Application of Satellite Data for Environment Monitoring and Management. The seminar will introduce the technique of remote sensing and the methodology for use of satellite data for monitoring and management which provides crucial observations for environmental studies. Specific examples are to be highlighted in respect of weather, agriculture, vegetation dynamics, water sources, atmospheric pollution and land cover/types. Strategies for conservation and protection of the environment will also be described.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Balakrishnan Manikiam completed his Doctoral Degree in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1976. He started his career as a meteorologist in the Indian Meteorological Department. He worked on the synoptic models of weather forecasting and initiated use of satellite data in such models. He joined the Indian Space Research Organisation in 1984 to work for the Natural Resource Management System and coordinated its establishment in India. Under this program, several national level projects were carried out using Indian satellite data, bringing out vital information for planning and conservation of resources. Dr. Manikiam was the Program Director for Disaster Management System and Atmospheric Science Program. He has worked in the United Nations Program on Remote Sensing for Sustainable Development at Bangkok for about two years. He has several research publications to his credit in the fields of weather forecasting, environmental monitoring and disaster management. He retired from ISRO in 2010 and since then he has been actively involved in teaching and guiding research students.