The Space Science Centre will have facilities for Geospatial Data analysis, which will help in sustainable use of natural resources and planning land-use pattern.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Central University of Jammu (CUJ) for setting up a Space Applications Center, named Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science.
The MoU has been signed between K Sivan, Chairman of ISRO, CUJ Vice Chancellor Ashok Aima and officials of Central Space Instruments Organisation (CSIR-CSIO).
The Space Science Centre will have facilities for Geospatial Data analysis, which will help in the sustainable use of natural resources and planning land-use pattern. It will further have ground-based observations for Atmospheric Studies, a research lab for astrophysics, Atmospheric Sensing and Glacier studies Lab.
A Disaster Management Center will also be set up in the Centre that will take up research in the area of different disasters like flood, Landslides, forest fires, drought and climate change.
Another feature of Centre will be the establishment of Materials Sciences Lab for space applications as part of the Satish Dhawan Center for Space Science at CUJ.
This is the first of its kind institute coming up in Jammu and Kashmir.