Special Correspondent

GULBARGA: The Environmental Science Department of the Gulbarga University will organise a short-term course on "Basics of Geoinformatics" for teachers from January 2 to 25 in the newly established Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System Facility on the main campus of the university.

In a press release, Coordinator of the Geoinformatics Course R. Nijagunappa said here on Saturday that the course will be inaugurated by G. Behera, Group Director, Water Resources and Oceanography, National Remote Sensing Agency in Hyderabad and Vice- Chancellor of Gulbarga University V.B. Coutinho will preside over the function.

He said that 20 teachers have been selected to participate in the course. The remaining participants were from Geology, Geography and Environmental Science departments of various universities in the State and government departments.

He said that resource persons from the ISRO headquarters, Bangalore; Regional Remote Sensing Service Centre Bangalore; National Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad; and Karnataka State Remote Sensing Applications Centre, Bangalore; different universities in the State and Andhra Pradesh will deliver lectures on basics of remote sensing, Geoinformatic Science and Geophysical Science. The remote sensing and geographic information system facility is sponsored by ISRO and the National Natural Resources Management System.