CSIR Foundation Day lecture on Space Technology and its Applications for National Development


Panaji, September 26, 2017

National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula is organizing CSIR Foundation Day Lecture on Space Technology and its Applications for National Development by Dr. Y. V. N. Krishna Murthy, Scientist and Director, National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad on 26th September, 2017 at 04.00 pm at SZ Qasim Hall (NIO Auditorium). Dr. Krishnamurthy’s talk deals with evolution of space technology in India and its contribution towards communication and navigation, sustainable development, disaster management and socio economic security.

Dr. Krishnamurthy has significantly contributed for about 3 decades in promoting Geo-informatics for natural resource management and extending its use at grass root level. His contribution in developing innovative methodologies by integrating high technology geospatial inputs into conventional methods has greatly facilitated in ultimate assimilation of these inputs by the technocrats, bureaucrats, NGOs and end-user community for various thematic applications. One of his major contributions in the developing methodology and innovative application possibilities to successfully implement beneficiary oriented developmental programs of the Government of India at Gram Panchayat level.

Dr. Krishnamurthy has been conferred with awards like Astronautical Society of India Award for Space Sciences and Applications (2012), ISRO Team Excellence Award (2009), Astronautical Society of India Team Achievement Award (2009), National Geomatics Award for Innovative Applications by Indian Society of Geomatics (2008), Hari Om Ashram Prerit Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Research Award (2003) for his innovative contributions and outstanding achievements in the field of Space Applications.