Uttarakhand Space Application Centre (USAC) is the nodal agency in Uttarakhand state for space-technology related activities and has the mandate to employ space-technology for the benefit of the state and its people. It was constituted as an autonomous organization in 2005, under the Department of Science & Technology, Government of Uttarakhand. The Government of Uttarakhand is acutely concerned about the states vulnerability to the consequences of the fragility of Himalayas and the inexorable intensification of climate change. It is very keen not to let these constraints come in the way of ensuring that the last person of the state gets access to a decent quality of life, without compromising on its responsibility as a trustee of our environment for future generations. To overcome the daunting challenges that Uttarakhand faces due to its formidable terrain and the fragility of Himalayas, enhanced use of technology, especially space technology, is of dire necessity. Hence, the prime objective of USAC is to explore and deploy geospatial technology for the development of the state. Consequently, USAC boasts of a close relationship with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) that has benefited the state immensely and constantly strives to further develop and intensify this productive association.
USAC works in crucial areas, such as Natural Resource Management, Water Resource Management, Glacier Studies, Environmental Monitoring, Land use & Urban planning, Disaster Mitigation, Web-based School Information System, Health Information System etc. Notable among the programmes that it has been implementing on an ongoing basis are State Natural Resource Management System (SNRMS), Forecasting Agriculture using Space, Agrometeorlogy & Land based observations (FASAL) programme, Coordinated programme on Horticulture Assessment and MAnagement using geoiNfromatics (CHAMAN), Development of National Forest Fire Danger Rating, among others.
USAC 74th Republic Day Celebration 2023
Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti at USAC, Uttarakhand Antariksh Bhawan on 2nd October 2022
USAC organized One day Training on Role and Application of Space Technology in Various Sector (Youth Forum) on 13, September 2022
USAC Celebrating 76th Independence Day on 15 August 2022
[11/7/2022] One Day State Level Workshop on Applications of Remote Sensing and GIS in Sericulture Development organized by USAC on 11 July 2022
USAC in collaboration with GBPNIHE organized Consultation Meeting on Disaster Management Under Himalayan Knowledge Network (HKN) on 24 February 2022
Three Day Training Workshop on “Use of Geospatial Technology in Effective Audits” for the Officers of Office of Accountant General (Audit), Uttarakhand from 30th November to 2nd December 2021