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NSSS 2022 will host several scientific sessions, invited interdisciplinary lectures and plenary lectures. These will be conducted online and would be restricted to registered participants who are professional scientists and students. In addition, public outreach events and lectures are planned for school and college students and the general public. Details of outreach events and information for participating in these events are available in the Outreach page.

The scientific sessions of the symposium will be focussed on the following themes.

PS1: Space based meteorology, oceanography, geosphere-biosphere interactions
This session will focus on applications of remote sensing in meteorology, space-based observations for land-cover and ecosystem assessment, applications in agriculture and human sustainability, oceanography and geosphere-biosphere research.

PS2: Middle atmosphere, atmospheric coupling, dynamics and climate change
This session will focus on studies of different layers of the Earth’s atmosphere, their forcing by the space environment, atmospheric dynamics and climate change.

PS3: Solar and planetary sciences
This session will focus on solar physics, planetary sciences, lunar science, exoplanetary science, solar-system and heliospheric physics and space-based exploration of solar system bodies.

PS4: Astronomy and astrophysics
This session will focus on diverse topics in astronomy and astrophysics ranging from stars, galactic and extragalactic astronomy, physics of compact objects, high energy astrophysics, cosmology and the early Universe, gravitational wave astronomy and other fundamental astrophysics research enabled by space-based observations.

PS5: Enabling technologies for space exploration
This session will focus on novel space technology and engineering developments, proof-of-concept instrumentation and vision thereof, that are likely to drive and enable India’s future space exploration and space science programs.

Note: Speaker confirmation is in process and there may be some changes

Inaugural Popular Science Lecture
Climate Change: An Indian Perspective
(Madhavan Rajeevan, Ex-Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences)

Highlights from ISRO Space Science Missions
Science Accomplishments from the Astrosat Mission (Dipankar Bhattacharya, IUCAA)
Science from the Chandrayaan-2 and Mars Orbiter Missions (Anil Bhardwaj, PRL)

Vision for Future Space Science Missions
Astronomy from Space (Annapurni Subramanian, IIA)
Heliophysics Exploration Program (Sankar Subramaniam, ISRO)

Remote Sensing and Meteorology from Space
Equatorial Ionospheric research relevant to navigation/communication applications - current status and way forward (Amit Patra, NARL)
Hydrated moon: New Findings (Prakash Chauhan, IIRS-Dehradun)
Remote Sensing for Ecology, Conservation and Human Sustainability (Harini Nagendra, Azim Premji University)

Interdisciplinary Sciences
Modelling Climate Change (Krishna Achutarao, IIT Delhi)
Space Weather: Predicting our Space Environment (Dibyendu Nandi, IISER Kolkata)
Exploring New Worlds beyond the Solar System (T. Sivarani, IIA)


Space based meteorology, oceanography, geosphere-biosphere interactions
Exploring the Oceans from Ground and Space (Sunil K. Singh, NIO-Goa)
Aerosol Radiative Forcing over India from Space and ground based observations (Suresh Babu, SPL)
Assessment of mangroves from space (Gnanappazham L., IIST)

Middle atmosphere, atmospheric coupling, dynamics and climate change
Space Weather Research form Space-based Platforms (D. Pallamraju, PRL)
Atmospheric Sciences with the ST Radar Facility (Ashik Paul, Calcutta University)

Solar and planetary sciences
Observing Solar Activity from Ground and Space (Nandita Srivastava, PRL)
Radio Studies of the Dynamic Solar Corona (Divya Oberoi, NCRA)
Exploring the Lunar Neutral and Plasma Environment (MB Dhanya, SPL/VSSC)
Exoplanetary Atmospheres and their Link to Planetary Formation (Liton Majumdar, NISER)

Astronomy and astrophysics
Future Vision for Astronomy and Astrophysics in India (G.C. Anupama, IIA)
The Emerging Field of Sub-mm Astronomy (Bhaswati Mookerjea/TIFR)
Exploring the X-ray Universe (Biswajit Paul, RRI)
Hunting for Gravitational Waves from Ground and Space (Sanjit Mitra, IUCAA)

Enabling technologies for space exploration
In-Situ Resource Utilization for Moon and Mars Missions (P. Ganesh, IPRC, ISRO)
Humanoid Robots for Space Explorations (Sangeetha G R, ISRO)
Scientific Instrumentation for Space Missions (Tirtha Pratim Das, ISRO HQ)
Science in Space: Potential Science Experiments on-board Human Space Missions (N Raghu, ISRO HQ)
Science Experiments with PSLV Stage 4 (K Rajeev, ISRO)

To submit your abstract you must register first using the Registration form and use the assigned registration ID for your abstract submission which can be accessed through a separate Abstract form. During the abstract submission process, you are required to select the most relevant plenary session for your abstract.