SUBJECT : Report_Regional Workshop_2018 

 

REPORT ON Regional WORKSHOP OF ENVIS CENTRES:
NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT SURVEY- a Grid based Decision Support System (GRIDSS) for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

 

Overview

·        Methodology of selection of Grid of selected district

·        Methodology of surveying within the Grid/Aspect of surveying within the grid and its outcome

·        Valuation of Ecosystem services

·        Mobile data collector:  Collection of data from fields

·        Working Methodology using ArcGIS for ENVIS Spatial Data base Management

·        Technology Demonstration of ENVIS Spatial Data Management

Objective

Inventorying, mapping grid selection and monitoring of natural resources in India based on the bio-geographic zones - namely, Himalayan; North-Eastern; Gangetic Plains; Semi-Arid/Desert; Western Ghats, Islands & Coastal; and the Deccan Peninsula – using grid based strategy.

Inaugural Session

Two days workshop on Evaluation of ENVIS Activities; Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) and Grid-based Decision Support System (GRIDSS), organised by ENVIS Hub, Centre for Environmental Studies, Forest & Environment Department, Govt. of Odisha was inaugurated by Dr. Debabrata Swain, IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests & HoFF, Odisha on 18.12.2018 at Hotel Swosti Premium, Bhubaneswar.

He expressed some of the important issues of Odisha needing conservation efforts for which database development and analytical maps to be prepared for making proper action plan.

Dr. Anandi Subramanian, Principal Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India while presiding over this workshop shared the future activities under GSDP in which more no of certificate courses will be launched along with Diploma courses to provide skills in environmental field. All ENVIS Hubs & Resource Partners, established in all states, will be involved in policy decision.

Prof. Dr. Ashutosh Debata, Director, CES-cum-ENVIS Coordinator gave welcome address and invited combined efforts of all ENVIS Hubs & Resource Partners to come closer & chalk out a realistic plan of action for creating a sustainable environment to be implemented by the Ministry.

During the workshop, an ENVIS Newsletter, Issue No.-55 on Ecosystem Services and Valuation was released by the Hon’ble Guests.

Inaugural session was ended with vote of thanks by Mr. Pravat Mohan Dash, Programme Officer.

Evaluation Session

Representatives from 10 Coastal Centres participated to obtain training by various experts from the Ministry, such as Gujarat Ecology Commission, Ahmedabad; Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru; Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment, Thiruvananthapuram; Department of Environment & Forests, Lakshadweep; Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai; Centre for Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Tamil Nadu; Institute for Ocean Management, Chennai and Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore ENVIS Centres participated in this workshop and showed their activities & future activities through PowerPoint, which have been appreciated by the Ministry.

Training Session

Mr. C.M. Adhikari, Scientist, ESSRI imparted training on Working Methodology using ArcGIS for ENVIS Spatial Data base Management and Configuring the Project using Collector for ArcGIS and Field Data Collection by All ENVIS Centers from different locations.

Mr. Kumar Rajnish, National Program Coordinator; Mr. Ravi Goswami, Sr. Web Developer; Ms. Poonam, GIS Expert; Mr. Rahul Bhatia, Research Assistant; Mr. Ranjan Kumar, Sr. Information Officer from ENVIS Secretariat, MoEF&CC have also participated and put forth their suggestions in this respect.

Evening Session

In the evening, Dr. Anandi Subramanian, Principal Advisor and Dr. Ashutosh Debata, Director, CES felicitated to all ENVIS Coordinators & Staffs for their elegant participation.

Then a cultural program was organised by CES, Odisha which was truly enjoyable & relaxing.

Second Day Programme

On the second day, Mr. C.M. Adhikari, Scientist, ESSRI imparted training on following topics.

·         Field Data Reporting on Web Interface

·         Technology Demonstration of ENVIS Spatial Data Management:  Spatial and Non Spatial Data Creation/Integration, Publishing the integrated data as Service, Creation of Web GIS Interface (Web Application) for Web Analysis, Online Editing, Integration of Collector for ArcGIS with Web GIS Interface for Real Time Data Update.

·         Hands-On by Every ENVIS Centre using their Data as Demonstrated

Dr. K. Murugesan, IFS, Director, Environment-cum-Special Secretary, Forest & Environment Department, Govt. of Odisha graced in the Valedictory Session as Chief Guest. He told that the Green Skill Development Programme is a unique programme of Ministry. It will help to enable India's youth to get employment or self-employment. This programme will also help to achieve the sustainable society. During his speech, he praised the activities of ENVIS Hub, Odisha.

Dr. Anandi Subramanian, Principal Advisor presided over this session and summarized on the event.

Vote of thanks was offered by Mr. Kumar Rajnish, National Program Coordinator, ENVIS Secretariat, MoEF&CC.

In the afternoon session, all Officials of Ministry visited to Odisha State ENVIS Hub.    

Web-links of videos on “ENVIS REGIONAL EVALUATION & TRAINING WORKSHOP” for wide encouragement: https://youtu.be/oTiOsexbYT8

Source: Odisha ENVIS