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Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab
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Centre for Remote Sensing

Remote sensing is an emerging and demanding field in the modern technological era from national to international level. Remote Sensing studies related to applications are inherently interdisciplinary, multifaceted, and address complexities. Degree holders may find jobs at geospatial technology organizations, mapping companies, land surveying firms, research institutes, and in related applied technologies serving both in private and public sectors, and public utilities or government departments. Remote sensing graduates may also find jobs at consulting firm and scientific laboratories, where they have the opportunity to enhance their skills in remote sensing technologies and techniques. Moreover, they may support scientists in designing and conducting analysis based on remotely sensed data, facilitating the decisions for some optimal techniques using these modern datasets and relevant equipment etc.
Centre for Remote Sensing is a nexus for research, education, and training in remote sensing & its allied disciplines and their applications. The centre aims to provide a hub for scientific research, collaborations, and incubation of ideas encapsulating the use of observational data from space borne, airborne and ground-based sensors and in-situ measurements of land, water and atmosphere of the Earth and the outer space.
The mandate of the Centre for Remote Sensing comprises of but not limited to:
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Teaching, capacity building, and research related to Remote Sensing & its allied disciplines and their applications.
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Sensitize scientists, policy makers, administrators, and public about the socio-economic benefits of remote sensing and its applications.
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Provide consultancy and technical assistance.
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Development of remote sensing applications to contribute to geospatial industry.
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Development of the structure of databases from satellite imagery on temporal basis in different areas and disciplines and making the information available to the public and private sectors.
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Development of decision support systems/tools such as, warning systems and long-term observatories. Research activities and projects concerning major topics such as: landuse/landcover and changes, and climate change and possible associated connections and studies regarding different applied contexts.
The research programmes will provide opportunities of research and development for students having background in Space Science, GIS/Geomatics, Meteorology, Disaster Management, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Earth Sciences, Civil Engineers, Town Planning, City & Regional Planning, or other relevant fields to join any public sector or private organization using remote sensing and geospatial data such as Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA)s, National Geospatial Services Pakistan, Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), National Engineering Services, Pakistan (NESPAK), National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Rescue-1122, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL), Survey of Pakistan (SOP), Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP), National Highway Authority (NHA), Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), International research and development organizations such as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), World Food Program (WFP), International Water logging and Salinity Research Institute (IWASRI), National Institute of Oceanography, Forest Department, Agriculture/ Food Sector and other R&D Organizations, Revenue Department and Development Authorities, The Urban Units, Utilities Companies, Police Departments, UN Habitat, etc. and other research and development organizations.
Call for Research Graduates MPhil/MS and PhD
 

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