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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched dedicated meteorological and oceanographic satellites viz., INSAT series, Kalpana-1, Megha-Tropiques, Oceansat-1 & 2, RISAT-1, SARAL and Scatsat. In future, ISRO has planned to launch GISAT and a few more satellites for meteorological and oceanographic studies. Data collected by these satellites are archived and disseminated through a data portal ‘Meteorological and Oceanographic Satellite Data Archival Centre’ (MOSDAC) designed and developed by Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad.
SMART is ISRO’s initiative to support students, academics and researchers across the country to pursue research in the field of meteorology and oceanography using satellite data archived at MOSDAC and other related datasets. SMART is managed by Scientific Research and Training Division (SRTD). Research, outreach and Traning Coordination Group (RTCG) of Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad
SMART provides the following support for students, academics and researchers:-
- Familiarisation to MOSDAC
- Data analytics and advanced visualisation
- State-of-the-art computer facilities and research guidance
- Free of cost access to data available in MOSDAC
Two outreach initiatives namely (i) Research Initiative and (ii) Training Initiative are planned as part of SMART to accomplish its objective.
- A dedicated research and training lab equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, display systems, MOSDAC data, storage facility, etc., are established in SAC as part of SMART.
- Students, academics and researchers attending the research and training programmes will be permitted to use the SAC canteen facility during their stay at SAC.
Research initiative of SMART offers three programmes to cater the needs of students, academics and researchers across the country namely:
Under SMART, satellite data training programmes will be organised periodically to popularise MOSDAC data among students, academics and researchers. It is generally a short duration (three to five days) programme, planned about 2-3 times a year. About 15 participants will be admitted to this programme. Familiarization of MOSDAC data, hands-on sessions on data handling and pre- and post-satellite launch trainings will be part of this training initiative.
Calendar of SMART training programme will be announced well in advance.
|Serial Number||Name||State||Research Programme||Work Duration||Arrival Date||Reliving Date||Qualifying Degree||University||Brief Synopsis|
|21||Debashis Paul||Assam||Research Initiation Programme||Four Months||Tue, 2016-12-13||Wed, 2017-04-12||M.Sc.||Alagappa University, Karaikudi||201637.pdf|
|49||Sachin V. M||Kerala||Research Initiation Programme||4 Months||Thu, 2017-12-21||Wed, 2018-04-25||M.Sc.||Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin||201746.pdf|
|50||Navaneeth. A||Kerala||Research Initiation Programme||4 Months||Thu, 2017-12-21||Wed, 2018-04-25||M.Sc.||Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin||201747.pdf|
|51||Archana Kumari||Jharkhand||Research Initiation Programme||4.5 Months||Fri, 2018-01-05||Fri, 2018-05-18||M.Sc.||Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi||201761.pdf|
|14||Mayank Mishra||Uttar Pradesh||Advance Research programme||Nine Months||Tue, 2016-07-05||Fri, 2017-03-31||M.Tech.||IIT Kharagpur||201625.pdf|
|15||Rohit Shukla||West Bengal||Advance Research programme||Nine Months||Tue, 2016-07-05||Fri, 2017-03-31||M.Tech.||IIT Kharagpur||201626.pdf|
|16||Vikash Sharma||Bihar||Advance Research programme||Nine Months||Tue, 2016-07-05||Fri, 2017-03-31||M.Tech.||IIT Kharagpur||201627.pdf|
|17||Urmay Shah||Gujarat||Data Exploration programme||Four Months||Fri, 2016-08-26||Thu, 2016-12-15||M.Tech.||Nirma University||201629.pdf|
|19||Bibin Johnson||Kerala||Advance Research programme||One Month||Thu, 2016-09-22||Sat, 2016-10-22||M.Tech.||IIST, Trivandrum||201632.pdf|
|41||Sarath Sasi V||Kerala||Research Initiation Programme||9 months||Fri, 2017-07-07||Mon, 2018-04-23||M.Tech.||Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin||201714.pdf|