13-OCT-2017: AMU organises workshop on 'Applications of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS in Natural Resource Management'
Aligarh, October 13: The Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has organised a week-long workshop on 'Applications of Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS in Natural Resource Management' at the Conference Hall, Department of Chemistry. The workshop was a Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India project.
During the inaugural, Prof M Shakir (Dean, Faculty of Science and Chairperson, Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications) said that it is important to understand the vital role of geospatial technology in effective management of natural resources and decision making tools for policy framework in scientific research.
He pointed out that very soon, the Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications at AMU will be one of the best training centres of geospatial technology in north India. Thanking Prof Iqbaluddin, Prof Mahshar Raza, Prof Rahimullah Khan and Prof Abdul Munir for their contributions, Prof Shakir urged the chairpersons of the departments of geography and geology to start the PhD programmes for initiating activities in the field at earliest.
Chief Guest, Dr Sarnam Singh (Dean, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun) deliberated that the use of remote sensing and GIS technology is increasing everyday in the fields of resource conservation, societal services and developmental initiatives. Dr Singh also assured cooperation between IIRS Dehradun and Interdisciplinary Department of Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in AMU.
Guest of Honour, Dr A K Singh (NRDMS Division, DST) discussed on how geospatial technology is a tool for minimum government and maximum governance.
Earlier in the welcome address, Prof Nizamuddin Khan (Workshop Coordinator) said that 25 participants were selected for the workshop from applications of over 100 people.
Prof Ateeque Ahmad (Chairperson, Department of Geography) proposed the vote of thanks.
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