India to host Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium from April 4-7

India will host Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium from April 4 to 7 to discuss applications of remote sensing technologies for disaster mitigation and bettering global climate change monitoring.

PTI| Updated: Apr 03, 2016, 00:54 AM IST
India to host Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium from April 4-7

New Delhi: India will host Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing Symposium from April 4 to 7 to discuss applications of remote sensing technologies for disaster mitigation and bettering global climate change monitoring.

The symposium will be organised by the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS), a professional society of more than 4000 scientists and researchers and attended by the chief of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) among heads of several other space agencies, an ISRO official said.

It is expected to see participation of 100 foreign and 300 national scientists and researchers.

President of French National Space Agency, Vice-President of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Vice-Administrator of China National Space Administration, Director General of EUMETSAT and Mexican Space Agency have committed their participation at the event, the official said.

The 2016 edition of APRS will focus on the applications of remote sensing technologies for disaster mitigation and to better monitor global climate change. The deliberations of the symposium will generate new initiatives and collaborative international efforts, the official added.