Remote sensing, GIS vital in environmental management

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SRINAGAR: Remote sensing and GIS is one of the most important subjects with applications in diverse fields including environmental management and climate change, this was stated by Vice Chancellor Cluster University Srinagar and emphasised that research needs to be relevant to society.
The vice chancellor was speaking at the inaugural of a two-day national workshop on ‘Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Resource and Environmental Management’ organised by Department of Environment & Water Management, P G Department of Environmental Science S P College Srinagar in collaboration with Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing J&K here on Friday.
Registrar Cluster University Srinagar, Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shahin his address quoted Quranic verses and underlined the importance of individual efforts for decreasing the burden on environment.
Mass Media Officer, Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing J&K, Ghulam Hassan Mir introduced the concept of remote sensing and its applications.
Dr Akhlaq Amin Wani, Division of Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Forestry SKAUST-K gave a detailed account of the basic principles of Remote Sensing and GIS and provided research based examples from Jammu and Kashmir with its applications in the fields of agricultural, solid waste management and watershed management, etc. He introduced the concepts of forecasting future land use/land cover.