The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IIRS) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are together organizing a One Day Online Workshop on Lunar Remote Sensing & Its Applications on August 11, 2021.
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) under Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Department of Space, Govt. of India is a premier Training and Educational Institute set up for developing trained professionals in the field of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GNSS Technology for Natural Resources, Environmental, and Disaster Management.
This online workshop is focused on remote sensing of the Moon through various scientific satellite missions and discussions of their important findings. The Moon serves as a unique laboratory for understanding the evolution of terrestrial planets. The past few decades of remote sensing aided by in-situ exploration of the lunar surface followed by recent advances in data analysis techniques have contributed significantly to our current understanding of the physical and chemical processes occurring over planetary surfaces.
Wealth of data acquired by various lunar missions has resulted in discoveries, provided huge opportunities to study the Moon by the examination of new ideas and testing data analysis algorithms.
The proposed workshop is planned to provide an overview of the theory and techniques of remote sensing of the Moon and their applications in analyzing lunar surface characteristics and geology with special emphasis on Indian lunar missions. Students and researchers aligned to research in Planetary Science would be able to explore the planetary data in their research activities.
This online workshop will cover the following topics:
- Overview of Lunar Remote Sensing
- Reflectance spectroscopy and detection of endogenic water on the Moon: Examples from recent lunar Missions.
- Lunar South Pole Aitken basin – understanding mantle geochemistry
- Recent advances in radar exploration of the Moon.
- Chandrayaan-2 Imaging Infrared Spectrometer (IIRS): Some initial results for mineral analysis.
- Mg-Spinel Mineralogy on the Moon
Who can Attend?
The workshop is designed for professionals from Central/ State Govt./ Private Organizations/ NGOs engaged in geospatial data analysis related research and projects; students and researchers aligned to research in planetary science.
To register for the workshop, click here.
All the participants who attend the full live workshop via the e-class portal. The participants who attend the workshop via the IIRS youtube channel should mark their attendance via offline sessions available after 24 hrs.
Click here to view the official notification for the Online Workshop on Lunar Remote Sensing & Its Applications by ISRO & IIRS
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