ISRO to launch more satellites for climate studies, disaster management in next 2 years
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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ISRO is geared up to launch 15 Satellites in the next two years for Climate studies, disaster management and Ocean studies.
Inaugurating a media workshop on “Climate Change and Kerala” organised by Press Information Bureau and Kesari Memorial Journalists’ Trust here, VSSC Director Somanath said the G-Sat will be launched on November 14.
This Satellite which will be placed 36,000 kms above the earth will have the capacity to monitor the entire country round the clock.
Pointing out that there are a lot of limitations in the weather prediction in the equatorial region, VSSC Director said satellites with cameras having higher resolution power are necessary. He said more studies on Climatic changes are inevitable in the context of increasing number of natural disasters.
Mr Somanath said more Radar Satellites and nano satellites will be launched in the near future and the number of launches will also be increased. He said the Lithuim Ion battery developed by ISRO will be in the market very soon.
A total of 15 companies have been shortlisted for transferring the technology.
Presiding over the function, PIB Additional Director General D. Murali Mohan pointed out that media has a crucial role in educating the society about the severe impact of deforestation, use of plastics and sand mining on Climate Change.
Kesari Memorial Journalists’ Trust Chairman Suresh Vellimangalam delivered felicitation.
The workshop had sessions on ‘Forecasting and Dissemination of weather related information’ led by N.T Niyas, Scientist from Indian Meteorological Department, ‘Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Zone Management’ by Dr. Kamalakshan Kokkal, Chief Scientist and Head, Coastal and Environment Division, Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment and on ‘Role of Media in disaster management’ by Dr.K.G. Thara, Former Head, State Disaster Management Centre and Former Member, Disaster management Authority, Government of Kerala.
PIB Deputy Director Dr. Neethu Sona welcomed the gathering and Deputy Director Sooraj Mon proposed the vote of thanks.
More than 60 journalists participated in the workshop.