Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization
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Agency overview
AbbreviationSPARRSO
Formed1980
TypeSpace agency
HeadquartersAgargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nogor, Dhaka, Bangladesh
OwnerBangladesh
Websitewww.sparrso.gov.bd

The Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization, or SPARRSO, is a state agency concerned with astronomical research and the application of space technology in Bangladesh. SPARRSO works closely with JAXA, NASA and the ESA in environmental and meteorological research. Using Japanese and American satellites, SPARRSO monitors agro-climatic conditions and water resources in Bangladesh.[1]

Activities

Broad Category of SPARRSO Activities

Category 1: Operational Activities towards National Interest

Category 2: Research & Technological Development Activities

Category 3: Activities to Support National Development

Category 4: Nation Building Mile Stone Activities of SPARRSO

Category 5: Human Resource Development on RS & GIS Technology

Commandment

  1. SPARRSO has been applying space and remote sensing technology, in the field of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Geology, Cartography, Water Resources, Land use, Weather, Environment, Geography, Oceanography, Science, Education, science-based Knowledge and other related space research areas. It also performs research on these activities for developing this technology and its practical application.
  2. Provides necessary information and disseminates research results to the Government and different relevant user agencies.
  3. It provides the Government information about the development of space and remote sensing technology in other countries and gives advice for the formulation of national policy to the Government.
  4. Conducts training, technical research, and surveys, and cooperates with national or international organizations or institutes in the relevant matter.
  5. SPARRSO creates development projects to perform research activities on space and remote sensing technology and implements them with approval from the Government.
  6. SPARRSO takes measures regarding the above-mentioned work as it feels necessary.

Divisions

At present, there are total 17 working divisions in SPARRSO. They are:

  1. Atmospheric Division
  2. Agriculture Division
  3. Agro-hydrometeorology Division
  4. Forestry Division
  5. Water Resources Division
  6. Oceanography Division
  7. Fisheries Division
  8. Cartography Division
  9. Ground Station Division
  10. Photographic Division
  11. Ocean Physics Division
  12. Instrumentation and Data Processing Division
  13. Ground Truth Division
  14. Geology Division
  15. Rocket Technology Development Division
  16. Space Physics & Rocket Dynamics Division
  17. Regional Remote Sensing Center (RRSC)

Ground stations

Here is the list of total ground stations at SPARRSO:[2]

Research

SPARRSO conducts research works on various aspects of geo-disciplinary subject areas of RS-GIS technologies.

The research items includes technological development on RS-GIS algorithms, with the aim to develop better techniques for geoinformation retrieval along with effective approaches towards fruitful application of such technology.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "SPARRSO - Banglapedia".
  2. ^ "Activities". SPARRSO. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  3. ^ Research SPARRSO.