A workshop on Customizing ArcGIS with Python was held at GREL, IST-Islamabad from 2nd - 5th Sep., 2019. This workshop was conducted by guest instructor Dr. Athar Javaid from Dept. of Space Science, University of the Punjab, Lahore. For more details, click here.
IST-KIU Training Workshop: Institute of Space Technology (IST) Islamabad and Karakorum International University (KIU) Gilgit jointly organized a training workshop on Climate and Hydrological Modelling for Climate Change Impact Assessment on Water Resources, held at KIU Gilgit from 22-31 July 2019. Workshop program is attached here. For complete details click here.
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The 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) was held at GREL from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info is available here.
(8th March, 2017) GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi won a SATHA Innovation Award for technology innovation during the 6th Invention to Innovation Summit at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
(Feb. '17) GREL faculty and students' research on studying upwelling and physical oceanography in the Arabian Sea was higlighted and presented as a poster at the 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop, held in Florence, Iraly. This research is being led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, and is supported by IFS and JAXA.
(16-01-17) GREL held the 2nd Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniques for Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB. This course was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here.
(11-12-16) The ISNET / NARSS Seminar & Hands-on Training Workshop on Earth Remote Sensing with SAR has been successfully held at NARSS (National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences), Cairo, Egypt, from 27th Nov. - 1st Dec. The hands-on training workshop was conducted by GREL faculty member Dr. Waqas A. Qazi.
(20-10-16) Dr. Waqas A. Qazi delivered a guest talk at Dept. of Meteorology, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, on "SAR Remote Sensing Applicatons" during their monthly seminar series.
(04-07-16) GREL faculty member Dr. Rizwan Bulbul and MS student Ahsan Abbas recently completed formal scientific and technical review of the book "GeoProcessing with Python." This included testing the code, identifying / removing bugs, and identifying / installing required libraries.
(23-06-16) GREL is launching the 2nd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR). This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 1-5th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 20th July, 2016.
(12-05-16) Dr. Majid Nazeer, recent PhD graduate from Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, will be delivering a guest talk on Atmospheric Correction of Remote Sensing Imagery and Coastal Water Quality Applications at GREL Lab, tomorrow, 13th May, from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.
(22-04-16) Forest ground survey was conducted by GREL team from 18-20th April for undergrad Final Year Project. The survey team was led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi and Mr. Naeem Shahzad, and included 1 MS and 2 BS students. The survey was conducted in Ghora Ghali forest, Murree Forest Division, with the support of Forest Dept., Govt. of the Punjab. Plot survey methodology was used and tree DBH / height were measured. These surveyed plots will be used for regression modeling with remote sensing data for forest AGB estimation.
(23-12-15) GREL is launching its 1st Workshop on Workshop on Data Analysis Techniquesfor Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Science using MATLAB . This course will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi, from 25-29th Jan., 2016. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.
(27-11-15) ESA has accepted a Cat-1 research proposal by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi to study and analyse landslides and slope stability in KPK post-2005 Kashmir earthquake. ESA has granted a quote of 180 SAR images from Envisat ASAR for the research. As part of this research, repeat-pass InSAR processing will be developed and implemented in-house at GREL.
(11-5-15) GREL is organizing a knowledge-sharing workshop regarding Forest Above-Ground Biomass Estimation using Remote Sensing (specifically SAR data), on 13-14th May, 2015, at IST. This is part of an internationally funded research under ICIMOD Servir-Himalaya program, with Dr. Waqas A. Qazi as PI and Mr. Mirza Muhammad Waqar as Co-I. Workshop schedule is available here.
(5-3-15) Spring 2015 semester has started, and GREL faculty is offering 3 brand new couses in this semester: Data Analysis for the Earth Sciences, Image Classification Methods, Atmoshperic Remote Sensing. Details about courses here.
(20-1-15) GREL faculty has submitted a research proposal to Pakistan-USA Science & Technology Cooperation Program to study the ocean surface circulation and physical oceanography features of the Arabian Sea using multi-instrument remote sensing. The research team from GREL-IST for this proposal is Dr. Waqas Qazi as PI and Dr. Farrukh Chishtie as Co-I.
(16-11-14) We welcome Dr. Sajid Ghuffar in the GREL team. His major research interests are photogrammetry, lidar, and computer vision.
(16-9-14) Dr. Waqas Qazi has been awarded a research grant from International Foundation for Science (IFS) under its Individual Research Approach program to study ocean upwelling in the Arabian Sea and Pakistan coast using SAR.