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The Indian Space Research Organization has had a glorious journey. With limited resources but great ingenuity, ISRO has surpassed everyone’s expectations and brought glory to our nation. ISRO has been instrumental in popularising and providing critical Earth observation and geospatial information that has served various national development programs since its inception. As it prepares to take the next big leap in the domain of space exploration, improving Earth observation capabilities and providing critical geospatial data for sustainable development of India, it is now opening up to build stronger collaborations and partnerships with the private sector to support in its endeavours.
On May 16th 2020, India’s Finance Minister, Mrs. Nirmala Sitharaman announced that India’s private sector will now play a key role in augmenting India’s space programme, and that the government intends to share the facilities of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with the private sector. Following this statement, on June 24th 2020, the government approved the creation of a new body called Indian National Space Promotion and Authorisation Centre, or IN-SPACe that will work towards a greater involvement of private industry, academic institutions and research organisations in India’s space sector. IN-SPACe will work to enhance the socio-economic use of space assets and activities, including access to space assets data and activities.
These announcements and initiatives are a welcome sign of change, and the Geospatial Industry in India is eagerly looking forward to collaborating and partnering with ISRO to leverage geospatial technologies for the larger socio-economic-environmental sustainability and development.
In this backdrop, the Association of Geospatial Industries (AGI), which is an industry-led non-profit non-government professional organization that represents the interests of geospatial industry in India and works towards the advancement of geospatial technologies and their applications, is organizing a webinar with ISRO to share the expectations of the Geospatial Industry, communicate industry’s needs and establish some channels of partnerships in order to stimulate growth in geospatial information adoption and development of geospatial industries.
The webinar will be targeted towards:
• Members of the Geospatial Industry
• Geospatial Start-ups or those using Geospatial Data
• Not-for-profit sector
• Central, State and Local Governments
• Private consultants
• System Integrators and Large Consultants working on key government projects using geospatial information
2:00 – 2:05 pm – Welcome Note by AGI Secretariat
2:05 – 2:15 pm – Opening Remarks by R Umamaheshwaran, Scientific Secretary, ISRO
2:15 – 2:25 pm – Address by Agendra Kumar, President, AGI
Topic: Overview on Geospatial Industry Needs and Expectations
2:25 – 3:05 pm – Session 1: Disaster Management
3:05 – 3:45 pm – Session 2: Urban Development
3:45 – 4:25 pm – Session 3: Agriculture
4:25 – 5:05 pm – Session 4: Infrastructure
5:05 – 5:15 pm – Closing Remarks by ISRO