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Experts for exclusive climate research centre

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 26 � A dedicated centre for climate and weather research exclusively for the North East embedded with an integrated mechanism involving MET and ISRO is what experts involved in aviation sector is banking on to reduce flying hazards in the region.

Experts including those from the Indian Air Force expressed their opinion during a seminar �Development of NE Aviation: Its technical aspects, safety norms and potential� organized by the College of Aeronautical Engineering.

Those throwing weight behind the idea include Air Officer Commander-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command KK Nohwar who said that an integrated mechanism involving various agencies like MET, ISRO and those involved in the aviation industry is a must to facilitate safer flying in the North East, which poses hurdles in the form of difficult terrain and unpredictable weather condition.

�Until and unless, all the agencies work in a cohesive manner, keeping in view the weather condition in the region, safer flying would be difficult, especially in high altitudes,� said the AOC-in-C.

He also advocated the need for improvement in navigation aids, equipping aircrafts with weather radars, besides equipments to disseminate information on terrain awareness.

Air Commodore (Rtd) DJ Sharma said that integration of technology is a must to avert flying hazards in the North East

Noted geologist Prof Dulal Goswami said that the NE weather needs a separate understanding of base, terrain imaging and infrastructure development advocated the need for having a separate centre to train local experts on latest technology and utilize traditional knowledge and experience of the locals.

Air Marshal (Rtd) PK Borbora, presided over the seminar, and was also of the same opinion. A host of other noted personalities were also present on the occasion.

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Experts for exclusive climate research centre

GUWAHATI, May 26 � A dedicated centre for climate and weather research exclusively for the North East embedded with an integrated mechanism involving MET and ISRO is what experts involved in aviation sector is banking on to reduce flying hazards in the region.

Experts including those from the Indian Air Force expressed their opinion during a seminar �Development of NE Aviation: Its technical aspects, safety norms and potential� organized by the College of Aeronautical Engineering.

Those throwing weight behind the idea include Air Officer Commander-in-Chief of Eastern Air Command KK Nohwar who said that an integrated mechanism involving various agencies like MET, ISRO and those involved in the aviation industry is a must to facilitate safer flying in the North East, which poses hurdles in the form of difficult terrain and unpredictable weather condition.

�Until and unless, all the agencies work in a cohesive manner, keeping in view the weather condition in the region, safer flying would be difficult, especially in high altitudes,� said the AOC-in-C.

He also advocated the need for improvement in navigation aids, equipping aircrafts with weather radars, besides equipments to disseminate information on terrain awareness.

Air Commodore (Rtd) DJ Sharma said that integration of technology is a must to avert flying hazards in the North East

Noted geologist Prof Dulal Goswami said that the NE weather needs a separate understanding of base, terrain imaging and infrastructure development advocated the need for having a separate centre to train local experts on latest technology and utilize traditional knowledge and experience of the locals.

Air Marshal (Rtd) PK Borbora, presided over the seminar, and was also of the same opinion. A host of other noted personalities were also present on the occasion.