Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre
The IGCMC extensively uses Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems for providing data on habitats and ecosystems in the country so that the requisite spatial information becomes available to resource managers and planners.
As part of this exercise the IGCMC undertakes conservation based projects on important ecosystems including forests, wetlands, coastal zones, Himalayas etc. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software facilities to generate spatial databases as well as provide solutions for conservation planning.
The Centre maintains databases on India’s environment, especially its flora and fauna, habitats of conservational importance including forests, wetlands, national parks and other protected areas.
The IGCMC also disseminates information on NGOs through its Environmental Information Systems (ENVIS) centre on NGOs, Parliament and Media for the Ministry of Environment and Forests
- To build databases on conservation status of species, ecosystems and biodiversity.
- To collate and disseminate information on environmental NGOs, environment-related issues discussed in the Parliament and media coverage.
- Application of Remote Sensing, GIS & GPS in mapping, ecological modelling, Land use, Land cover mapping, landscape analysis etc.
- Contracting services to organisations and individuals for conservation based projects.
- Develop and implement projects on climate change, with special reference to the Indian subcontinent, on impacts and adaptation, policy related issues and awareness generation raising.
Director-Remote sensing & GIS