The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is a premier space agency in India that is responsible for the country’s space program. ISRO is now offering a course on Data Analytics Course in agriculture. This course is open to students, researchers, and professionals from all disciplines, and it offers a chance to learn about the latest trends and techniques in data analytics for agriculture.
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About the ISRO
The Indian Space Research Organisation is the national space agency of India. It operates as the primary research and development arm of the Department of Space (DoS), which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India, while the Chairman of ISRO also acts as the executive of DoS. ISRO is primarily responsible for performing tasks related to space-based operations, space exploration, international space cooperation and the development of related technologies.
It is one of the six government space agencies in the world that possesses full launch capabilities, can deploy cryogenic engines, can launch extraterrestrial missions and operate a large fleet of artificial satellites. IT is one of the four government space agencies to have soft landing (uncrewed) capabilities.
It was previously known as the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR), set up under Jawaharlal Nehru in 1962 recognising the need for space research. INCOSPAR grew and became in 1969, within the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). In 1972, the government of India set up a Space Commission and the DoS, bringing under it.
The establishment of thus institutionalized space research activities in India. It has since been managed by DoS, which also governs various other institutions in India in the domain of astronomy and space technology.[
About the IIRS Outreach Programme
The IIRS outreach program, which was started in 2007 with 12 universities/institutions has now grown substantially to more than 3300. The beneficiaries of the program may include:
Graduates and post-graduates in Agricultural and Allied sciences including Agronomy, Agricultural Physics, Agricultural meteorology/ Soil Sci./ Entomology/ Pathology/ Agronomy/ Plant Physiol./ Hort./ Agri. Botany/ Soil Conservation & Water Management/ Climate Change Adaptation/ Environmental science/ M.Sc./M.Tech. in Remote Sensing and GIS/ Geoinformatics/ Geomatics or its equivalent with specialization in Agricultural applications in Central/State/Private universities & Academic institutions, Central & State Govt. Dept, Research Institutes, Geospatial Industries and NGOs.
About the Data Analytics course
The duration of the course will be 1 full day consisting of lectures and demonstration exercises covering of broad overview of current global and Indian sensors, and analytics in Agriculture including soil resources.
Data analytics in Agriculture particularly has drawn considerable attention for agriculture applications in the last few decades. Remote sensing, as one of the sources of big data, generates earth-observation data and analysis results daily from the platforms of satellites, manned/unmanned aircraft, and ground-based structures.
Agricultural remote sensing is one of the backbone technologies for precision agriculture, which considers within-field variability for site-specific management instead of uniform management as in traditional agriculture.
The key of agricultural remote sensing is, with global positioning data and geographic information, to produce spatially-varied data for subsequent precision agricultural operations. Agricultural remote sensing data, as general remote sensing data, has all the characteristics of big data. The
acquisition, processing, storage, analysis and visualization of agricultural remote sensing big data are critical to the success of precision agriculture.
The topics will cover Geospatial data analytics in Agriculture including machine learning tools., soil mapping and modelling erosion, analytics
of microwave Remote sensing and geospatial water Analytics.
This course is primarily meant to train working professionals from govt. organizations, non-govt. organizations, Universities and Educational Institutions, entrepreneurs, and researchers, in the area of remote sensing.
There is no registration fee
Award of certificates
All participants who attend the programme through the e-class portal will get an e-certificate for participation.
Overview of Program
The course is conducted through the IIRS outreach facility. IIRS has successfully conducted 164 courses so far through its outreach programme
with 5,82,369 participants from about 3220 institutions/universities spread across India.
The objective of the course: to familiarise Agricultural researchers and administrators with the application of geospatial technology and Agri analytics in crop and soil management
Geospatial data analytics in Agriculture: an overview, Machine learning-driven RS for Agriculture, Predictive soil mapping and modeling soil erosion, Advanced analytics of microwave Remote sensing in Agriculture, geospatial crop water analytics.
Dr. N.R. Patel
Head, Agriculture and Soils Department
Dr. Dipanwita Haldar,
Scientist SF and co-ordinator
Mr. Ashok Ghildiyal
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Q: What are the benefits of a Data Analytics Course in agriculture?
Data Analytics Course can provide a number of benefits to farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector, including:
Increased crop yields
Improved quality of agricultural products
Reduced environmental impact
Increased food security
Q: What are the benefits of attending the ISRO Data Analytics Course in agriculture?
Participants in the ISRO Data Analytics Course in agriculture will benefit from the following:
Learn about the latest trends and techniques in data analytics for agriculture
Gain hands-on experience with data analytics tools and software
Learn from experienced experts in the field
Receive a free certificate of completion