International Experts Meet on Microwave Remote Sensing

16-17 December 2013, Ahmedabad Convention Center, Ahmedabad


IEEE-GRSS Gujarat Chapter in association with CEPT University, Ahmedabad organized two days “International Experts Meet on Microwave Remote Sensing” at Gujarat University Convention Centre, Ahmedabad during 16-17 December 2013. The event was supported and co-sponsored by PLANEX, Physical Research Laboratory; IEEE Gujarat Section APS/MTT joint chapter; Indian Society of Geomatics – Ahmedabad chapter; Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO); International Center for Radio Science (ICRS), Jodhpur; Scanpoint Geomatics Limited, Ahmedabad and Radar System & Solutions, New Delhi.


The meeting was attended by nearly 70 participants from various institutions including an array of dignitaries from India and abroad. The prominent among them were:


  1. Prof. Wolfgang-Martin Boerner (Univ. of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and IEEE-GRSS Asia-Pacific Liason)

  2. Dr. Gerhard Koeing (President, ISPRS, Germany)

  3. Dr. F.J. Behr (Stuttgart Univ. of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany)

  4. Dr. Dietrich Schroder (Stuttgart Univ. of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart, Germany)

  5. Prof. O.P.N. Calla (Chairman, IEEE-GRSS Delhi Chapter and Director, ICRS, Jodhpur)

  6. Dr. Shiv Mohan (Chairman, IEEE-GRSS Gujarat Chapter and Visiting Scientist, PLANEX, PRL)

  7. Dr. Ajai (Prof. Brahma Prakash Chair, SAC, ISRO)


Students, Researchers, Scientists, Faculty and executives from different institutions and industry were participated in the Meet. The institutional participation includes:


  1. Space Applications Centre (ISRO), Ahmedabad

  2. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (ISRO), Dehradun

  3. Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad

  4. CEPT University, Ahmedabad

  5. University of Illinois, USA

  6. University of Applied Science, Stuttgart, Germany

  7. Italian National Research Council, Italy

  8. International Centre for Radio Science, Jodhpur

  9. Nirma University, Ahmedabad

  10. Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

  11. Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gadhinagar

  12. M.S. University, Vadodara

  13. St. Xaviers’ College, Ahmedabad

  14. Anna University, Chennai

  15. M.G. Science College, Ahmedabad

  16. Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay, Mumbai

  17. Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur,

  18. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

  19. Dr. BAM University, Aurngabad, Maharashtra

  20. Indian Geomatics Research Institute, Ahmedabad

  21. Nascent Info Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad

  22. Scanpoint Geomatics Limited, Ahmedabad

  23. Radar System & Solutions, New Delhi


The inaugural function of the International Experts meet on Microwave Remote sensing was held jointly with International Conference on Geospatial Momentum for Society and Environment (AGSE 2013). The expert meet was started with plenary talk by Prof. W-M Boerner, the Guest of Honour and release of proceeding of the International Meet by the dignitaries. The expert meet provided the students, researchers, scientist and academicians an opportunity to interact with top leaders and experts of microwave remote sensing applications. There were total 10 invited talks on various aspects of Microwave Remote Sensing Applications for Earth and planetary sciences. In addition, ten contributory technical papers (07 on Earth sciences and 03 on planetary sciences) were presented. There were two presentations by corporate sector click here for proceedings. The Expert Meet concluded with a high note to spread knowledge sharing through more such activities and developing IEEE-GRSS regional chapters.


Following are some of the important issues discussed in the meeting:

1. Availability of data and advanced technology to researchers

2. Common platform for Indian GRSS chapters

3. Organize regional workshop on specific theme.

4. Organization of training course at different level

5. Frequent Interaction with experts in the field of interest.

6. Wider coverage for popularizing the science and technology