[OSGeo-Discuss] RDA EU Early Career support Programme for the RDA10 @ Montrèal, Canada

Suchith Anand Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk
Sat Jun 24 23:59:03 PDT 2017

Thanks Har Amrit Singh Sandhu for the updates. It was my pleasure to meet you and also get the opportunity to visit PEC university of Technology, Chandigarh and get opportunity to share ideas with your excellent students. PEC University has produced so many global citizens including Kalpana Chawla  who was an Indo-American astronaut and the first woman of Indian origin in space. In 2003, Chawla was one of the seven crew members who died in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She was a true global citizen working for the advancement of science for all, so it is fitting tribute that through PEC , one of our OSGeo labs has chair in geospatial technologies established in her honour.


Great to see the excellent educational activities that you all are  building in Chandigarh [1],[2] .

Best wishes,


[1] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2017-May/003760.html
[2] http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/geoforall/2017-March/003536.html

From: har amrit singh sandhu <haramritsingh.pec at gmail.com>
Sent: 24 June 2017 8:06 AM
To: Anand Suchith
Cc: geoforall at lists.osgeo.org; discuss at lists.osgeo.org
Subject: Re: [Geo4All] RDA EU Early Career support Programme for the RDA10 @ Montrèal, Canada

Hi all,

This is Har Amrit Singh Sandhu, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department at PEC university of Technology, Chandigarh. I wish to share the following:

1. We have also established OSGeo lab in this institute under the guidance of Dr Manoj K Arora (Director PEC), who is a well known authority in Remote Sensing/GIS field. I am a nodal officer for the lab. Last year, got the opportunity to meet and interact Dr Suchith at Chandigarh in one conference. He also delivered one talk on the Open Source in the this campus too.

I wish to share that after his motivation, we are now moving towards using OS softwares instead of ARCGIS etc. Although, I am in the engineering field, I am working in health GIS too and going to present one paper in Geospatial public health symposium in Hyderabad,India. Moreover, in the coming semester I am planning to introduce QGIS to UG/PG students in this campus.

Special thanks to Dr Suchith and all others for motivating others.

I also wish to involve in any activity,to achieve the target of open source world.


Har Amrit Singh Sandhu

M.Tech (IIT-R), B.E. (PEC-Chd), PGDBA (Symbiosis)
Faculty Adviser - ASCE PEC Chapter,
Secretary - ASCE India Section (NR)

Assistant Professor, Civil Engg Deptt.,
PEC University of Technology, Chandigarh
Cell No. 09888607006, 09463594149
0172-2753373/51 (O)

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 9:08 PM, Suchith Anand <Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk<mailto:Suchith.Anand at nottingham.ac.uk>> wrote:
Dear colleagues,

The Research Data Alliance ( https://www.rd-alliance.org         )  is a community-driven organization that brings together data scientists, computer scientists, and domain scientists with one common goal – to remove the barriers to data sharing and reuse. The RDA Plenaries are working meetings held every six months in different places around the world focused on helping move the community forward in creating tangible deliverables that improve data sharing across disciplines, technologies, and countries.

RDA Europe is offering travel support to Early Career European Researchers & Scientists working with Data to attend the 10th RDA Plenary meeting, to be held in Montrèal, Canada, 19-21 September 2017 .The programme has offered grant winners the opportunity to engage directly and support the work of RDA Working and Interest groups, to learn and contribute and become a part of the RDA global data sharing community.

Those interested please apply directly through the RDA website (details below) before 14th July 2017, midnight CEST. All candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application after the 31st  July 2017.

Find out more about the application & evaluation criteria and submit your application online at https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-eu-early-career-support-programme-rda-10th-plenary

On a different note, i would also welcome those interested in expanding Geospatial Data Science to join Geospatial IG of RDA that i am chairing.  The Geospatial IG will be planning a  meeting  at Montreal to keep building ideas for the global research agenda for Geospatial Data Science . More details will be informed in due course. Details at https://www.rd-alliance.org/groups/geospatial-ig.html

I am looking forward to seeing you all for RDA10 for productive meetings.

Best wishes,


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