Centre for Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics has been established in Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology campus in the year 2004, to fulfil the goal of establishing advanced centres in frontier areas of Science and Technology. The Centre is a joint initiative with Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Government of India and Sathyabama University. This Centre was inaugurated by Dr. Kasturirangan, the then ISRO Chairman and Secretary of Department of space, Government of India. This Centre takes up research projects from national agencies such as DST, MoEF, MoES, CSIR, ICMR, ISRO and consultancy projects from NIWE, BHAVINI, and NRSC. This centre also takes initiative to develop capacity building and training on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS). CRSG is one of the nodal Centre in India identified by DST NRDMS NEW DELHI, and ISRO NNRMS BANGALORE, for Conducting GEOSPATIAL TRAINING PROGRAMME. CRSG has acquired 28 projects (20 completed and 8 ongoing) and completed 11 consultancy projects from MoES, ISRO RESPOND, DST NRDMS, DST WTI, MoEF, CSIR, DST NPCSR. BHAVINI, NIWE, NRSC, FC&RI. CRSG possess a team of Scientist in various fields like Agriculture, Coastal studies, Environmental and forest, Water resources, Urban, Climate studies and Aerial Photogrammetry. CRSG has been involved in societal welfare through awareness and training programs. A team of scientists from Centre for Remote sensing and Geoinformatics is involved in developing a near real flash flood monitoring scheme over Indian region with financial assistance from Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. This will be very useful for disaster preparedness against flood related disasters and can be very crucial for minimizing the damage caused by the disasters. Center's contribution for developing a high resolution precipitation product over Indian region is acknowledged by Ministry of Earth Sciences and IMD. This can be very useful for near real time cloud burst events. Precipitation output generated by CRSG has been used by researchers for near real time flash flood monitoring. This contribution plays a critical role in mitigation and adaptation strategies against natural disasters.
• One of the nodal Centre for conducting Geospatial training program by Government agencies
• Our centre successfully completed around 20 projects funded by Government sponsoring agencies and also successfully completed a quite a number of consultancy projects funded by central government institutes.
• Good team of Scientist in various fields namely Agricultural Studies, Coastal Studies, Environmental and Forest Studies, Water Resources, Urban Studies, Climate Studies, Aerial Photograph and Photogrammetric Mapping. Their work is reflected in a good number of publications in reputed journals.