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Department of Earth and Space Science is organizing a workshop on "Advanced remote sensing technologies : Hyperspectral and LiDAR"

About the Workshop

Remote sensing & GIS has been extensively used in various governmental organizations and has found a place in the curriculum of numerous universities offering masters programs in various traditional and interdisciplinary areas. In India, there are good number of training programs, summer schools and workshops organized regularly at introductory and professional level. However, there are very few venues which is focused towards the advanced remote sensing technologies. Hyperspectral and LiDAR Remote Sensing are revolutionizing the way earth surface can be mapped. This workshop is aimed at encouraging and equipping research scholars and early career professionals (university/government/industry) for performing focused studies in appreciating the complementary remote sensing technologies - Hyperspectral and LiDAR in the domain of their choice .

Major Topics

Considering the state-of-the-art in technology and application potential, the following areas will be covered comprehensively. However, the participants are encouraged to discuss other areas of interest as well.

Advanced remote sensing technologies
Hyperspectral data processing and analysis
Quantitative information extraction from hyperspectral remote sensing
LiDAR data processing
Processing LiDAR data using LAStools

About IIST

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology located at Thiruvananthapuram is Asia's first space institute and the first in the world to offer the complete range of undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral programs with specific focus to space sciences, space technology and space applications. The Earth and Space Sciences (ESS) department at IIST spearheads the task of bridging gaps between technology and its application to fundamental research areas in physical sciences. ESS department conducts undergraduate teaching in B. Tech Engineering Physics. In addition, this department offers post-graduate programs in Geoinformatics, Earth System Science and Astronomy & Astrophysics.


Last date for receipt of registration
May 20, 2018

Intimation of shortlisted candidates
May 22, 2018




Dr. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal
              Director IIST


Dr. Anadmayee Tej
Dr. Rama Rao Nidamanuri
Dr. Gnanappazham L
Dr. Ramiya A.M.



Dr. A.M.Ramiya
email: ramiya@iist.ac.in
Ph: 0471-2568527

Dr. Gnanappazham L
email: gnanam@iist.ac.in
Ph: 0471-2568528