SHILLONG, May 11: The Governor of Meghalaya, Ganga Prasad has observed that the sustainable development of the North East region requires efficient management of the scare resources.
The Governor had made this observation during a Seminar on Advances in Remote Sensing & GIS Applications organized jointly by Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)-Shillong Chapter, Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG)-Shillong Chapter, Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University and North Eastern Space Applications Centre is being held at NESAC, Umiam, during May 10 - 11, 2018.
While appreciating the effort of NESAC and NEC, the Governor said that North Eastern Region of India is endowed with rich natural resources, wild life, agro-biodiversity and rich culture and traditions. “Sustainable development of the region requires efficient management of the scare resources with advanced scientific tools and techniques,” he said.
Every year this region also experiences cloud burst, thunderstorm and cyclone damaging lots of properties and life. He hoped the seminar will address the challenges of natural disasters using space technology.
He recalled that the Prime Minister while addressing the National Meet on the Use of Space Technology for promoting Governance and Development stated that more and more use departments need to take the support of space technology in their regular activities. This seminar should create awareness and interest among user departments and other state agencies.
The Governor appreciated the efforts of NESAC is supporting all user departments by providing dedicated services in space technology applications and geo-Information to the eight states of NER. He appreciated North Eastern Council for supporting NE states for their development in various sectors including its support for promoting space technology applications in the region.
The Seminar was preceded by a Pre-Seminar Tutorial on UAV Remote Sensing on 9th May, 2018. The Seminar focuses on Optical, Microwave, LIDAR and Hyper spectral remote sensing including high resolution data processing with special emphasis on issues and challenges of North Eastern Region.
About 250 participants from across the country are participating the seminar who will be deliberating on different areas of technology applications grouped in 10 technical sessions.