Pakistan Gets First Remote Sensing Lab

Pakistan Gets First Remote Sensing Lab

Remote SensingIn recent news Dawn, Pakistan gets first remote sensing lab at Hyderabad established in collaboration with the  Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Suparco) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

This remote sensing system facilitates observation of ground realities in a scientific manner and would also monitor crop, forecast and estimate the area and production of agricultural crops round the year.

The crop reporting services centre laboratory would be able to issue a monthly web-based bulletin on crop situation and statistics. The project would be carried out in Sindh’s districts of Hyderabad, Matiari, Tando Allahyar, Tando Mohammad Khan, Badin, Sukkur, Khairpur, Ghotki, Thatta, Larkana, Sanghar, Mirpurkhas, Shikarpur, Dadu, Jacobabad, Naushahro Feroze and Nawabshah.

The assistant directors have been given mobile phone sets withinternet connectivity along with satellite supported software to collect information from field and send to the laboratory.

Technical staff of the programme has already been trained by Suparco in Islamabad and Karachi and University of Maryland, USA, about crop reporting enhancement by using remote sensing and geographic information system.



Source: Dawn 

Categories: Remote Sensing

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