Japan-India-Russia Symposium on Geospatial data for Environmental Monitoring (JIRSGEM)-2019 was held from October 16 to October 18 2019 at Hokkaido University and 23 participants including academic staff of Moscow State University has attended.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss about advanced application of geospatial data for environment monitoring. This symposium provided a common platform to bring together various researchers from Japan, India and Russia to discuss the current advancement in geospatial techniques and its applications as well as an opportunity to share knowledge, facilitate discussion and encourage research collaborations in the field of geospatial applications. This event also included technical sessions, poster presentation, was an open event, welcomed for all participants. The event was inaugurated by Executive Director of Global Land Programme Japan Nodal office, Prof. Teiji Watanabe. After the inauguration and welcome speech, technical session was officially started. The technical session was followed by poster presentation on the same day. Further the event was ended with a closing remark by Prof. Shiro Tsuyuzaki. On the next day, hands on trainings on POLSAR were conducted by Dr. Ram Avtar, Prof. G. Singh and Prof. D. Singh. Eventually, on the third day, the symposium ended with the final session of Field excursion to Hokkaido University Botanical Garden. The symposium was useful for expanding the collaborative research among the participants and expending research network.
In addition to this symposium, student exchange was scheduled in March 2020. It was unfortunately cancelled because of Corona Virus.