TREES Programme
Training and Research in Earth Eco-System
TREES (Training and Research in Earth Eco-System) Programme of Space Applications Centre, ISRO is an initiative to promote research and training in Earth-ecosystem’s applications among students, academics and researchers


Introduction: ISRO has launched series of polar orbiting Remote sensing satellites IRS, Resoursat, CARTOSAT and RISAT. The sensors onboard these satellites are having different resolution and type of data. Moderate resolution sensors AWiFS, LISS-III, high resolution data from LISS-IV, CARTOSAT-1 and CARTOSAT- etc. These archived data is available under research programme under Visualization of Earth Data and Archival System VEDAS.

Objective: The Research and training programmes are designed for the target audience of Graduates and Post graduate students, the Researchers from R & D institutes and Academia. The broad area will be applications of remote sensing. The data base contained in VEDAS will be used as a source.

We are providing following support for students, academics and researchers
1. Familiarity of VEDAS
2. Advanced Visualization of Earth data on VEDAS data base available on large networked storage
3. Access to VEDAS Computer Workstations, Image processing and GIS Software
4. Data Analytics
5. Research guidance

Facilities Offered: A dedicated research and training lab equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, display systems, VEDAS data and Networked storage facility are established in SAC. Also they will be permitted to use the SAC canteen and library facility during their work span at SAC.

Call for Participation: Applications are invited from students, academics and researchers for the research initiative programme. Interested candidate may fill-in the application form provided at the website and forward it to the Head, ERTD/VRG/EPSA SAC through their respective Head of the Department/ Institution. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Patent, copyright, IPR arising from the work done at SAC will be part of SAC and other relevant institute.

Applications should be mailed to
Earth-ecosystem Research and Training Division (ERTD),
VEDAS Research Group (VRG), EPSA
Space Applications Centre, Opposite DPS School, Bopal Campus,
Ahmedabad 380 058, INDIA.
Phone: +91-79-26916223/6224/6227(O)
Fax: +91-79-26916287
E-mail: trees[at]