ISRO announces free online course for students and researchers

ISRO’s IIRS Center has announced a free, five-day online course titled Basics of Geocomputation and Geoweb Services, which begins October 31. Check your eligibility and how to apply here.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is organizing a five-day free online course titled Basics of Geocomputation and Geoweb Services. The course is delivered by the research center of ISRO Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS).

Geoinformatics is an evolving field that uses computational techniques such as neural networks for the analysis of spatial data. It contains techniques from geographic information systems, dynamic modeling, spatio-temporal dynamics, neuroinformatics, etc.

According to the ISRO website, the ISRO Space Applications Center is involved in the applications of remote sensing and GIS technology in geosciences and executes several projects for societal benefits. “Some of the main areas of research are related to coastal and marine geosciences, geodynamics, geo-hazards, mineral exploration, hydrocarbons and geo-archaeology,” the website reads.

Things to know:

  • The course will run from October 31 to November 4, 2022.
  • It would be best suited for students with a minimum undergraduate or postgraduate qualification.
  • It is also open to professionals working at the central or state government level, researchers and other fields.
  • It will cover geocomputation, online GIS, open geodata repositories, programming concepts like Python and R, geo-web services, and cloud-based geospatial data processing.
  • Course study materials like lecture slides, video-recorded lectures, open-source software, presentation content, suggested links, and recorded video sessions will be made available through the online classroom.
  • Refer to this document for course details.
  • The course will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
  • Applicants can register via this link.

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