Delayed. The webinar on crop monitoring and assessment using RS and GIS will be conducted in Q2 2020.
April 2020 Update: It was planned to conduct four webinars on Crop Monitoring and Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS during the month of April 2020. However due to COVID-19-induced nation-wide lockdown in India, ISRO has postponed these webinars. New dates will be worked out in consultation with speakers. Retaining the Q2 2020 deadline for now.
Regarding Subdeliverable: CB-29-2019-3: Webinar: Crop Monitoring and Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS, ISRO conducted the webinar May 19-June 9, 2020 with approximately 5,000 participants.
Summary of the CEOS WGCapD webinar on Remote Sensing in Crop Monitoring and Assessment
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO conducted a Webinar series lectures on "Remote Sensing in Crop Monitoring and Assessment" under Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) , WGCapD-Distance Education Course during 19 May – 09 June, 2020. The course was coordinated by Dr. Suresh Kumar, Group Head Agriculture & Soils Department under the supervision and guidance by Dr. Prakash Chauhan, Director, IIRS. Dr. Harish Karnatak, Head, GITDL and his team provided distance education technical support in conducting the webinar lectures smoothly. A brief detail of these lectures and faculty are given below:
L1: 19 May, 2020 on Remote Sensing Basis of Crop Monitoring
Dr. K. R. Manjunath, Assoc. Director (Agriculture), EDPO-ISRO Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), India
L2: 26 May, 2020 on SAR Applications in Rice Mapping
Dr. Thuy Le Toan, Head, Remote Sensing Centre for the Study of the Biosphere from Space CESBio (CNES- CNRS), University of Toulouse, France
L3: 04 June, 2020 on GEOGLAM: Global Agricultural Monitoring
Ian Jarvis, Programme Director GEOGLAM, GEO Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland
Dr. Andy Nelson, Professor and GEOGLAM Capacity Development Co-Lead, ITC - Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente. Enschede, the Netherlands
L4: 09 June, 2020 on Operational Use of Remote Sensing in Crop Assessment
Dr. S. S. Ray, Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC), Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi
The lecture duration was one and half hour followed by questions session. The lectures provided very comprehensive information on the topics that was highly appreciated by the course participants in their feedback. There were 1633 participants qualified to award for the certificate of attendance out of 3600 participants attended the course.