Geosciences Applications

Mineral Exploration

Earth observation data provide valuable inputs for mineral exploration. Space borne earth observation data and their derived image products provide scope for mapping the host rock and regional structures contributed in localising mineral deposit. Specialised study using hyperspectral and multispectral satellite data provide valuable information on surface distribution of alteration rocks, cap rocks associated with mineral deposit.

Geo hazard studies

The Geohazard studies are primarily focussed on landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes. High resolution satellite data are used for post disaster damage assessment and landslide inventory preparation in the case of landslide or earthquake.

Geo dynamic studies

Monitoring crustal deformation using advanced space geodetic techniques such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) is useful for analyzing and quantifying seismic hazard in tectonically active areas.