UIM 2014

National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) organised the 20th User Interaction Meet-2014 (UIM-2014) in its campus duringJanuary 20-21, 2014. A total of 305 delegates participated in this event from various state and central government organizations, academia, industries apart from few ISRO centres. Er. A.B. Pandya, Chairman, Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources was the Chief Guest and Dr. V.S. Hegde, Chairman & Managing Director, ANTRIX Corporation Limited was the Guest of Honour for the UIM-2014. Chief Guest in his speech highlighted the use of remote sensing technology for natural resources management in general and water resources in particular. He also emphasized the need for internalization of the technology within the user organization and adopting the same for more efficient management of natural resources.
Guest of Honour stressed the importance of technology and its usage in the current scenario. He also highlighted the role of ANTRIX in furthering the technology with active industry participation and also inaugurated an exhibition that was arranged as part of UIM-2014. Around 60 exhibits were displayed in the exhibition showcasing the imaging capabilities of Indian Remote Sensing satellites and various remote sensing applications carried out by ISRO.
Director, NRSC while addressing the delegates released many new additions to existing suite of Earth Observation (EO) products and services, provided by NRSC, through its BhuvanGeoportal. A total of 10 technical sessions were conducted as part of UIM-2014, which included plenary, user sessions for government, academia, industry& contributed papers apart from an exclusive Hindi session. A total of 57 speakers delivered talks on various issues related to geospatial data products, services and its applications. As part of the UIM-2014, demonstration was arranged for enlightening the delegates about the capabilities of Bhuvan, which was attended by around 170 delegates. In addition to this, the new version of User Order Processing System (UOPS), which is expected to be released soon, was also demonstrated to the delegates.
Shri A.S. Kiran Kumar, Director, Space Application Centre, chaired the panel discussion, at the end of the UIM-2014. Summary of all the technical sessions were briefed by respective Chairmen and panelists expressed their view on future course of action on the collective use of remote sensing technology by NRSC and various users, including industry partners. A live web streaming of the UIM-2014 proceedings was also arranged through NRSC website, which received a total of more than 1,200 connections over these two days.

UIM 2014