Research Centre In Guwahati By ISRO
ISRO to Set up Research Centre in Guwahati
The Indian Research Space Organisation (ISRO) will set a research centre in Guwahati, Assam for start-ups, academicians, environmentalists and entrepreneurs to explore the possibility of using geospatial technology.
Geospatial technology includes data generated through global positioning system (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing for expediting the development of Assam.
While Remote Sensing Technology would be used for accurate flood warning system, prevention of soil erosion and land-slides.
The land for the research centre to ISRO will be provided by Assam Govt. free of cost told Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal during a meeting held with ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar.
A MoU will be signed between Assam govt. and the Department Of Research for leveraging the potentials of the state for using space technology.
Assam CM has also requested with the ISRO to integrate space technology with the Act East Policy so that the space technology can be used as a bridge between the North-East and South-East Asian Countries. He also requested ISRO to help in using the spacing technology for drawing a broad remote sensing map to stop the illegal trade of natural resources.
The CM hoped that the government and ISRO would work together in carrying out the survey of the depth of the Brahmaputra river which could help the state government’s proposed move to dredge it from Sadiya in Tinsukia to Dhubri in the state.