|Santhosh Seelan presents talks in India|
Santhosh Seelan, professor of space studies, attended the 17th joint United Nations/International Astronautical Federation Workshop on the "Use of Space Technology for Sustainable Development Towards Food Security" at Hyderabad, India from Sept 21 to 23, and the 58th International Astronautical Congress, also at Hyderabad, India, from Sept 24 to 28. Dr. Seelan's presentations at both the meetings focused on improving global agricultural productivity through promoting the use of remote sensing products by farmers and other end users. He also chaired a working group on "Education, Training and International Co-operation" at the UN/IAF workshop, attended by representatives from about 25 countries. The 58th IAC was attended by more than 2,000 delegates and provided an opportunity to network and interact with many professionals from around the world, and also for recruiting potential future UND students.
Dr. Seelan's participation at the workshop and congress were sponsored by the space studies department and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs.