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SAFAR-Ahmedabad & Ahmedabad-AIR plan dedicated to the Nation by Hon. Minister, MoES

SAFAR-Ahmedabad an integrated early warning System of Air Quality,Weather and Health has been dedicated to the Nation by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Hon’ble Union Minister Science and Technology and Earth Sciences (Govt. of India) along with several State Ministers and dignitaries on 12th May 2017 in the  Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Auditorium,  Ahmedabad, in a glittering ceremony, attended by more than 1400 people.

With the advent of SAFAR, a new health action plan "Ahmedabad- AIR (Air Information and Response)",  has been launched with a lead from Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and other research organizations which will connect SAFAR products with health related mitigation options. 

This will fuel in building public awareness and strengthen inter-agency coordination which will lay down the foundation for decision support system leading to effective early warning system for the society This is what has been committed by our Government.

SAFAR-Ahmedabad and Ahmedabad- AIR Plan launch: a snapshot

- Photo gallery

- Hon’ble Minister addressing the gathering ( audio )

- SAFAR Display launch video

- Facebook post by Hon’ble Minister on SAFAR-Ahmedabad

- Press Release

- Media clippings on SAFAR Ahmedabad launch

International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing 23-26 May 2017

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune is organizing International NASA-ARSET workshop on Remote Sensing during 23-26,May 2017. This training will cover the access and use of NASA resources for decision-making activities related to air quality. NASA satellite data can be used for a variety of applications, including air quality forecasting, smoke and fire detection, and PM2.5 monitoring.  Participants will have the opportunity to use available data portals and visualization tools to identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing.

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Announcement: National training workshop on GHG measurements at IITM

The Training Center, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, is conducting a 5-day National training workshop on Greenhouse gas measurements, interpretation and inverse modeling at IITM, Pune 10-14 July 2017.

The online application and scoping paper is available at:

The application deadline is 05-June-2017

A Registration fee of Rs. 1000/- per participants will apply.
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Announcement of a Short Course on Dynamic Data Assimilation at IITM

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology will be conducting "A Short Course on Dynamic Data Assimilation: Theory and Applications" during 26 June - 7 July 2017.

This course will provide  a classification of forecast errors and develop methods for correcting forecast errors using Dynamic Data Assimilation - which is a process for systematic fusion/merging of data into the models. The aim of this course is to provide a broad background on the basic principles and mathematical tools needed to assimilate data into models of various kinds and analyze the forecast generated from the assimilated models. Interested participants may send their resumes along with recommendation letter from their HOD or head of the institute to Dr. C. Gnanaseelan (, Scientist-F, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune-411008 by 15 April 2017.

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