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KUFOS & ISRO Partners for NISAR Phase II Research Programme

Published on February 07, 2024
Current Context: The Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS) has partnered with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the NISAR Phase II research programme on 5th February 2024.
KUFOS & ISRO Partners for NISAR Phase II Research Programme
  • Here are some key details:
    • The collaboration aims to revolutionize earth resource observation.
    • The project holds significant potential for the systematic monitoring of agriculture, forestry, wetlands, and soil moisture estimation.
    • The first phase involved the validation of ground truth data in the forest biomass of Shimoga, Hoshangabad (MP), and Nilambur regions.
    • The second phase will concentrate on optimizing drone-mounted optical and LIDAR data for forest biomass stock estimation in the study areas of Shimoga, Nilambur, and Hoshangabad (MP) within a larger inventory plot.
    • The project will validate NISAR forest biomass products using ground-measured inventory data, processed LIDAR data, and optical images of Airborne data.


Q.1 What is the main aim of the collaboration between KUFOS and ISRO in the NISAR Phase II research programme?
a. To revolutionize space exploration
b. To revolutionize earth resource observation
c. To revolutionize underwater exploration
d. To revolutionize atmospheric studies

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