Climate Change & environment

Climate change is affecting the world in far reaching ways and demands urgent attention as it is significantly impacting water supply, agriculture, food security, human health, and ecosystems. An immense facing scientists and policy makers is reducing the risks caused by climate change. Geospatial information can help in better understanding a complex situation and offer some tangible solutions by providing a scientific understanding of earth systems at a truly global scale and leading to more thoughtful, informed decision making. Geospatial platforms can also manage statistical and spatial data on air quality and lead to enhanced human and environmental health, and conserve the quality of air.

Focus Areas:
  • Geospatial for climate projections, forest carbon management
  • Geospatial for air quality conservation
  • Analysing environmental changes in natural ecosystems
  • Geospatial for atmospheric data modelling, biodiversity data modelling, carbon footprint data modelling, marine data modelling
  • Use of geospatial technology in climate change missions


Dr Akhilesh Gupta

Advisor, Ministry of Science & Technology

Dr Graeme Kernich

Deputy CEO, Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information, Australia
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Dr Hussein Farah

Director General, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, Kenya
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Dr S Satpathy

Scientist F, Climate Change Programme, Ministry of Environment & Forests

Dr CS Jha

Group Director, Forest & Ecology Group, National Remote Sensing Centre

A J Kurian

Joint Secretary & HoD National Authority Chemical Weapons Convention (NACWC), Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India

Dr Kausalya Ramachandran

Principal Scientist & ICAR National Fellow, Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture
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Dr. Milind Mujumdar

Senior Scientist Centre for Climate Change Research, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
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Birendra Bajracharya

Regional Programme Manager Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) Technical Coordinator - SERVIR Himalaya International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Nepal

V Suseentharan

Scientist – D, Coastal Environmental Engineering Group, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Dr. Vaani

Assistant Professor (Senior), Centre for Disaster Mitigation and Management, VIT University, Vellore