It seems Indian Space Research Organisation is not looking behind after successfully completing several missions including Mangalyaan that earned India prestige from all around the globe. Now, the new ISRO chairman Mr. AS Kiran Kumar revealed his future planning of installing better satellites capable of superior earth observations.
“The future of earth observation relies on three factors – continuity and improvement of the operational constellation of satellites, sustained observation of all climate variables and global co-operation for comparing observation data,” said Kumar while summoning at the International Conference on Climate Change and Disaster Management at Kovalam.
While he emphasized on bettering the observation of Earth from the space, Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of French space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales, called climate change as the biggest problem for our earth and mankind. He warned that if space agencies don’t step in with coordination now, then we might suffer severe consequences in near future. Acknowledging the fact of increasing global warming resulting in a hike average temperature all over the world, he urged several space missions to be launched simultaneously to observe the climate change phenomena. He believes that by using technology we can prevent our habitat.
Agreeing with Le Gall, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, President, International Institute of Space Law (IISL) said, “Today climate change and disaster management are perhaps the most important issues being faced”. He stressed on reforms in approach to tackle the environmental problems and also emphasized the use of technology.
Moreover, with better satellites observations, researchers will be able to climate change including dust storms, ice mapping, pollution check, as well as its effect on the environment.
The event was organised by the IAA, ISRO, IISL, Ministry of Earth Sciences and the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment.