The use of Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System, Global Navigation Satellite System and associated geospatial technologies is increasing rapidly. There is a need of trained human resources on use of geospatial data and information in various thematic domains. The live and interactive mode of distance learning is an innovative method developed by IIRS, ISRO Indian for mass scale training and education through online learning platform.
Electronic Collaborative Learning and Knowledge Sharing System (E-CLASS) is an indigenous active learning management system developed by Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO India. E-CLASS is used for joining live & interactive online courses offered by IIRS, ISRO Dehradun India. The live sessions are conducted during a defined date and time slots. The participants can join the live sessions by using their login credentials and can interact with experts. The off-line sessions and study material are also available to the participants.
Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP)
Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)
Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) is a very promising technology for modeling, analyzing, disseminating, monitoring, planning, decision-making and management of the spatial information of the complex system earth. Worldwide the researchers, academicians, decision makers and professionals are using this technology to model almost each and every fields of life like agriculture, soil science, forestry, ecology, climate, ecosystems, water resources, urban studies, geoscience, atmospheric science, marine science, geo-hazards etc. The recent development of RS & GIS tools, availability of huge satellite data, worldwide connectivity through internet, and high performance computing environment opens up new vistas for managing the natural resources of system earth.