The Indian Remote sensing programme is driven by the user needs.
In fact, the first remote sensing based pilot project was carried
out to identify coconut root-wilt disease in Kerala way back in
1970. This pilot project led the development of Indian Remote
Sensing (IRS) satellites. Varieties of instruments have been flown
on-board the IRS satellites to provide necessary data in a
diversified spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions to cater to
different user requirements in the country and for global usage.
Advanced Research focuses on numerical and spatial
modelling using image processing and GIS tools for applications
like crop yield and weather forecasting, dynamics of atmosphere,
oceans, coasts and ecosystem and use of microwave data for various
The EO applications developed at the
centre are key ingredient in the programmes of the government at
the Centre and State.
The centre pursues R&D in
various field of EO which include:
- Environment and climate change
- Physical oceanography
- Biological oceanoeoagraphy
- Calibration and Validation