Dr. G. Venkataraman brings in a wealth of experience of more than 30 years mostly in the Analysis of airphoto, microwave and optical sensor images for the Earth Sciences Studies. He independently carried out research projects on geological applications, Mineral Exploration, mine environmental management and desertification. He has been associated with several projects in Defence Research and Development Organisation (SASE), Ministry of Environment & Forests, ISRO-IIT(B) Space Technology Cell, Dept. of Sc. & Technology, ESA (Under Cat-1 programme; Data only) DRL (Under AO programme; Data only) JAXA, JAPAN, ALOS PALSAR AO Project; Data only, Space Application Centre.
Dr. Venkataraman got his Doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai where he also teaches remote sensing as an Associate Professor. He has carried out lot of research and consultancy projects of national importance. He has widely travelled around the world and published 12 books and 60 international research publications.
Recently, the Ministry of Defence has conferred on Dr. G. Venkataraman the Academic Excellence Award – 2007 for his Research Achievements in the field of Glacier and Snow Avalanches using SAR images.