IEEE Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society _ Gujarat in Collaboration with Indian Society of Geomatics and Indian Women Scientists Association Organized a National Seminar New Challenges In Remote Sensing with Emphasis on Microwave Data at M S University of Baroda on 6th October 2013. .
Chairman emeritus of Excel Industries Limited G Narayana was the guest of honor, MSU Vice-Chancellor Professor Yogesh Singh presided over the function. There were about more than 100 participants representing various educational institutes, research Institutes and Industry. The seminar had 5 invited lectures and 15 oral and poster presentations .During the seminar, there were discussions on 'monitoring and management of natural resources', 'sensor technology and associate development', 'potentials and applications of spatial technology', 'remote sensing for regional development' and 'commercialization of remote sensing'. During these sessions how remote sensing science has become a critical and universal tool for natural resource managers and researchers in government agencies, conservation organizations and industries was elaborated.
The seminar provided the insights about utility of optical and microwave data to undertake inventory of land, as well as the temporal information required to monitor sustainable land management practices. It brought out the types of remote sensing data vary but each plays a significant role in the ability to analyze an area without direct coming in contact with it.
Four prizes including two for best poster presentations and two for best oral presentations were be awarded during the seminar which were sponsored by Indian Women Scientist Association , Bombay Main Branch
Based on the feedback received throughout the day and specifically the requests and particular demands received during the ‘Open Session’ held at end of the day, it was discussed in length for organizing one day exposure session and a one week training course by IEEE GRSS- Gujarat by drawing experts from global IEEE Community..