On the occasion of Council of Scientific and Industrial Researchs (CSIR) Foundation Day,the Central Scientific Instruments Organisation (CSIO) organised a lecture by Dr Manoj K Arora,director PEC University of Technology,Chandigarh.
Arora highlighted the need for GIS (Geographic Information System) and remote-sensing based techniques for landslide monitoring and mapping.
He emphasized the significance of this technology in developing early warning systems for natural disasters like landslides in order to minimise loss of life and property.
He said CSIO was an organisation that had successfully integrated these approaches to map the landslide hazard zones (LZH).
Meanwhile,Girish Sawhney,CSIO director,highlighted the aims and goals of CSIR and its contribution to the field of science and technology. He also talked about various incentives and awards schemes of CSIR for young scientists and school children. Also as part of the celebrations,CSIO labs were kept open for general public on Thursday.
Over 1,500 visitors,including students from schools,engineering colleges,universities and general public went around the various laboratories of the organisation.