SMART
Satellite Meteorology and OceAnography Research and Training
ISRO’s initiative to promote research in Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography among students, academics and researchers at Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad

Introduction
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched dedicated meteorological and oceanographic satellites viz., INSAT series, Kalpana-1, Megha-Tropiques, Oceansat-1 & 2, RISAT-1 and SARAL. In future, ISRO has planned to launch INSAT-3DR, Scatsat, GISAT and a few more satellites for meteorological and oceanographic studies. Data collected by these satellites are archived and disseminated through a data portal ‘Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Centre’ (MOSDAC) designed and developed by Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad.

Objective
SMART is ISRO’s initiative to support students, academics and researchers across the country to pursue research in the field of Meteorology and Oceanography using satellite data archived at MOSDAC and other related datasets.

SMART provides following support for students, academics and researchers:
  • Familiarisation to MOSDAC data
  • Data analytics and advanced visualization
  • State-of-the-art computer facilities and
  • Research guidance
Two outreach initiatives namely (i) Research Initiative and (ii) Training Initiative are planned as part of SMART to accomplish its objective.

Facilities Offered
A dedicated research and training lab equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, display systems, MOSDAC data and storage facility are established in SAC as part of SMART. Students, academics and researchers attending the research and training programmes will be allowed to use these facilities.

Call for Participation
Applications are invited from students, academics and researchers for SMART research initiatives. Interested may fill-in the application form provided at the SMART website and forward it to the Head, MRTD, SAC through their respective Head of the Department/ Institution. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Patent, copyright, IPR arising from the work done at SAC should be made jointly with SAC.

Contact
Applications should be mailed to

Dr. V. SATHIYAMOORTHY
Head
MRTD/MRG/EPSA
Space Applications Centre
Indian Space Research Organisation
Bopal
Ahmedabad -380058, INDIA

Email: sathya@sac.isro.gov.in
Phone: 079-26916112 (Office)
Fax : 079-26916127

For further details, refer to http://mosdac.gov.in/SMART