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IIT Delhi signs MoU with Weizmann Institute of Science for research and academic collaborations


New Delh :
Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT Delhi) has signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Weizmann Institute of Science to accelerate collaborations within research, post-doctoral exchange, short-term educational programmes/workshops/conferences etc. Basically it will be doing research and academic collaboration.

The MoU covers a range of opportunities for collaboration between the two institutions including research exchange, student and postdoctoral fellow exchange, short-term educational programmes on topics of mutual interest, organising of joint seminars, conferences and workshops.

The aim of the collaboration is to –
The MoU provides a strong platform for various collaborations that involve academic, research and human resource development. The aim of the collaboration is to help in the identification of problems and work jointly by exchanging research and academic expertise.

Addressing climate change through environmental –
The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world’s top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions offering masters’ and doctoral-level degrees across five faculties. It is recognized for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences. The institute’s scientists are advancing research on the human brain, artificial intelligence, computer science and encryption, astrophysics and particle physics, and they are tackling diseases such as cancer, and addressing climate change through environmental, ocean and plant sciences, and more.

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Centers of Excellence for training –
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is a public technical and research university. An Institution of Eminence (IoE), it is one of the 23 IIT’s created to be Centers of Excellence for training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India.

CWRDM and KSCSTE collaborates with IIT Bombay and NASA to develop early warning systems for flood and natural disasters


New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have joined hands with Centre for Water Resources Development & Management (CWRDM) and Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) to monitor water levels in lakes, reservoirs, rivers & seas and develop an early warning system for floods and other natural disasters.

United Kingdom Space Agency to estimate water levels –
According to officials, the upcoming mission known as surface water ocean topography (SWOT) was jointly developed by Nasa and the Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) with contributions from Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and the United Kingdom Space Agency to estimate water levels from space using microwave sensors on-board the satellite.

Develop advance warning system for flood –
“The SWOT satellite is a research mission to monitor water levels of rivers, lakes, reservoirs and even seas and can develop advance warning system for flood and other natural disasters. If water levels in various water sources are known, mitigation plans can be made,” Prof K P Sudheer, executive vice-president, KSCSTE, told TOI.

IIT-Bombay professor Dr Indu J, CWRDM scientists Vivek B, Jainet P J and KSCSTE’s Prof Sudheer are lead partners of the satellite monitoring programme.

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