IIRS Outreach Program Organizes Workshop for on Eddy Covariance Technique

IIRS, a institute under ISRO, is organizing an insightful one-day workshop on the Eddy Covariance Technique for Ecosystem Studies.

Punam Singh
New Update


The Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) a premier institute under the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), Department of Space, Government of India is organizing an insightful one-day workshop on the Eddy Covariance Technique for Ecosystem Studies. The workshop is a part of the IIRS Outreach Program and is scheduled for 22nd December 2023.


The Forestry and Ecology Department (FED) at IIRS is conducting the program. It has been a pioneering body of IIRS in training and skill development related to aerial photography for forest mapping, resource inventory, monitoring, and resource management. Over the years, FED has made several developments and expanded its scope to remain at the forefront of research and capacity building in Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications in forestry and ecology.

What is the Eddy Covariance Technique?

Eddy Covariance (EC) is a micrometeorological method for direct observations of the exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere regarding gas, energy, and momentum. The robust datasets obtained from EC flux systems, combined with RS data and modeling approaches, contribute to estimating spatial variability in carbon and water fluxes. This information aids policymakers and conservationists in designing effective strategies for ecosystem preservation and restoration.


What will be the course content of the workshop?

The workshop organized by IIRS is aimed to familiarize ecologists, forest managers, academicians, and researchers with the utility of the Eddy Covariance Technique for Ecosystem Studies.

The course content of this workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Eddy Covariance data processing
  • Flux partitioning
  • Gap filling
  • Carbon and energy exchange in different ecosystems
  • Diurnal to inter and intra-annual patterns of carbon and energy flux
  • Assessment of spatio-temporal patterns using satellite-based
  • Land Use Efficiency (LUE)
  • Process-based models

How to participate in the workshop?

Individuals can attend the course live through any web browser through the e-class portal of IIRS. The workshop is free of charge, and participants attending through the e-class portal will also receive an e-certificate.


All participants must register online through the registration page available on the IIRS website. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis as only limited seats are available.


The Eddy Covariance Technique for Ecosystem Studies workshop offers a unique opportunity to delve into the applications of this micrometeorological method. The workshop promises a comprehensive exploration of the subjects by bringing together experts from ISRO and other national organizations.