For students and professionals, ISRO is currently giving a free online course called Hyperspectral and Microwave Remote Sensing Techniques for Geological Studies. The course is being provided by the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), a centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) tasked with training experts in remote sensing, geoinformatics, and GNSS technology for natural resource, environmental, and disaster management.
The school, which will take place from March 7 to 17, 2022, will focus on using hyperspectral and microwave remote sensing techniques to solve geological challenges. Participants will get a solid understanding of fundamental topics before moving on to image processing in the hyperspectral and microwave spectrums. Working professionals and students will receive an ISRO certificate if they attend 70% of the sessions.
What Will the ISRO’s Free Online Course Entail?
The following are the subjects that will be addressed in the remote sensing course during the course of seven days:
- Hyperspectral and microwave remote sensing principles, data analysis, and applications are covered.
- Data reduction, end member selection, and mapping approaches are all strategies used in hyperspectral processing. INSAR, DInSAR, and PolSAR are three SAR data processing programmes.
- Major rock and mineral spectroscopy (terrestrial and planetary)
- Earthquake, landslide, land subsidence, and glacier dynamics research can all benefit from DInSAR.
Who is eligible to apply for the ISRO’s free online course?
The following participants are eligible to participate in the course:
- Geosciences postgraduate or final year postgraduate student.
- Faculty or researchers in universities or institutions, as well as scientific employees of the federal or state governments.
- Users that receive services through the CEC-UGC or CIET networks are also eligible to participate.
How to apply for the ISRO’s free online course?
Applicants must register online by designating their organisation as the nodal point on the registration page. The interested organisations, institutions, departments, or institutes must identify a coordinator at their end in order to register as a nodal centre. On the IIRS website, the identified coordinator will register their institute as a nodal centre. Those interested in applying should read the official brochure for additional information.