New Delhi, December 12: The North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) is a joint initiative of Department of Space (DOS) and the North Eastern Council (NEC) to provide developmental support to the North Eastern Region (NER) of the country using space science and technology. NESAC is registered as a society in September, 2000 with 50:50 funding from NEC & DOS.
A Governing Council provides directions to the activities of the Centre. The decisions of the Governing Council are reviewed and ratified by the Society. An appointed Director carries out the day-to-day activities of the Centre. The scientific programmes of the Centre are guided by the needs of the region and are periodically reviewed by NESAC Society and Governing Council. The Centre carries out applications projects in the fields of Earth Observations Applications (EOA), Satellite Communications (SATCOM), Disaster Management Support (DMS) and Space Science.
The current projects and programmes undertaken by NESAC in NE region include Remote Sensing & Geographical Information System(GIS) application Projects in the areas of Forestry & Ecology, Agriculture & Soils, Water Resources & Hydrology, Geology, Infrastructure Planning, Natural Resources Census etc.; Satellite Communication application projects such as Telemedicine, Tele education and Village Resource Centre; Space Science Projects related to the study of aerosol radiative forcing, atmospheric trace gases; and Disaster Management Support Projects such as Flood Early Warning System, drought monitoring and Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessment.
The above information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy to the Parliament. (SP News)