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Analysis and assessment of Caucasus, Altai-Sayan Montane Forests, Amur-Heilong, New Guinea and Offshore Islands and Yangtse Basin ecoregions of the world using Object BasedImage Analysis (OBIA). A project conducted jointly with WWF – DE, Germany and WWF –Pakistan for Global Observation and Biodiversity Information Portal (GLOBIL).
Agro-ecological zonation of Gilgit Baltistan – a geospatial approach. This project was conducted tohighlight the necessasity and needs of improving agriculture land w.r.t. its effective zones.
Analysis, strategy and policy development for REDD in Pakistan. The objective of the
proposed project was to build Pakistan’s capacity and obtain results in targeted research thatwill enable Pakistan to effectively assess carbon in all pools and measure changes and leakages. Capacity building in this area would enable local institutions to actively participate preparing Readiness Project Idea Notes (R-PINs) which is designed to assess the country’s readiness toreduce emissions from deforestation and degradation.
Monitoring Billion Tree Tsunami plantation activities in Khyber Pakhtukhwa Province of Pakistan. This project was fully funded by Govt. of KP designed to monitor the activities of plantingbillion trees in the areas through remote sensing satellite data sets and fixed point photography.
Improving Livelihoods of Fisher Communities of Central Indus Wetlands Complex, Pakistan.UKAid funded this project aimed to enhance the living standard and livelihood of fishermencommunity in this large area, by providing the alternate ources of livelihood and necessity measuresfor protection during flood season. GIS had been used as a major database assessment building toolin this.
GIS based boundary delineation of highly encroached forest sections in Murree Forest Division. The Lahore High Court (LHC) took Sou Motu action against the encroachers of the areaand order WWF GIS team to assist them in taking decision by conducting GIS study on highresolution satellite image. The project was partially funded by Govt. of Pakistan. DGPS, Totalstation and aerial photographs were used during the assessment and development of ATLAS which was presented to LHC. LHC ordered to stop single tree in the area by retrieving the encroached land even if it was a single house and appreciated the efforts of GIS team.
Improving sub-watershed management and environmental awareness in Ayubia National Park (G200-Western Himalayas). The project aimed to improve the livlihhod of the region by proposing effective use of SPRING, check Dams etc.
National Forest Cover Assessment. A comprehensive project of identifying the total forest cover in the region for conducting REDD+ studies. The output of this project was used to select and highlight the areas with deforestation and degradation. This was conducted in close collaboration with ICIMOD, Nepal and Ministry of Climate Change, Govt. of Pakistan.
Delta Wide Hazard Mapping Study – A Case Study of Keti Bunder, Kharo Chann and Jewani, Pakistan. This study was majorly focused on the coastal communities residing in the areas where there was high density of mangroves forest. This is the part Climate change Adaptation Project, which was done by incorporating the Climate change factors/elements.
Indus for All Programme. GIS/RS component of Indus for All Programme which was the first phase of 50- year Indus Ecoregion Programme, assessments were done at macro (1:250,000), meso (1:50,000) and micro (1:10,000) levels. High resolution satellite data, intensive field work was involved in this project. Decision Support System (DSS) has been developed for the planning and decision making.
Boundary Delineation and Re-notification of Protected Areas’ Project. Boundary Delineation and Re-notification of Protected Areas Project aimed to re-notify the protected areas with geographic coordinates. Boundary delineation in GIS format, ecological base line data collection, land cover/land use development and protected area ATLAS.

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Faculty Positions Open: GREL is actively on the lookout for qualified PhD faculty in RS & GISc. If you are interested to apply to be part of this vibrant faculty, just contact Dr. Rizwan Bulbul or Dr. Sajid Ghuffar.


(04-05-17) GREL is launching the 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info and registration is available here. The summer school is open for both national and international participants. Last date for registration: 21st May for international participants, 3rd July for national participants.


(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 is launching the 2nd 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 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


(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.

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2nd International QGIS User & Developer Conference, Girona, Spain, 24-29th May, 2016.


ESA offers a free 5-week online course on Monitoring Climate from Space in support of upcoming COP21 Climate Summit. Start date: 30th Nov. See details here.


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Latest@GREL



 

Faculty Positions Open: GREL is actively on the lookout for qualified PhD faculty in RS & GISc. If you are interested to apply to be part of this vibrant faculty, just contact Dr. Rizwan Bulbul or Dr. Sajid Ghuffar.


(04-05-17) GREL is launching the 3rd Summer School on Earth Remote Sensing with Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), from 10 - 18th July, 2017. This summer school will be led by Dr. Waqas A. Qazi. Detailed course info and registration is available here. The summer school is open for both national and international participants. Last date for registration: 21st May for international participants, 3rd July for national participants.


(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 is launching the 2nd 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 30th Jan. - 3rd Feb., 2017. Detailed course info and registration is available here. Last date for registration: 18th Jan., 2016.


(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.

More >>>

 

Events



  


  


 


2nd International QGIS User & Developer Conference, Girona, Spain, 24-29th May, 2016.


ESA offers a free 5-week online course on Monitoring Climate from Space in support of upcoming COP21 Climate Summit. Start date: 30th Nov. See details here.


  More