1st Institute In South Asia to Get NASA’s Air Quality Monitoring System is The National University of Science and Technology now has access to the Geostationary Environment Monitoring Spectrometer satellite. This satellite is used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to monitor air quality in real time.
The details show that NUST was the first institute in the region to become part of NASA’s orbit-based GEMS satellite.
Dr. Muhammad Fahim Khokhar is the Head of the Department at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Engineering. He stated that NUST was the first regional institute to join the geostationary orbit satellite. NUST obtained the equipment to collect, analyze, and calibrate real-time air quality data.
NUST 1st Institute In South Asia to Get NASA’s Air Quality Monitoring System
The National University of Sciences & Technology was established in March 1991 to promote higher education in the country. It provides a stable academic environment and needs-based research that is relevant to the industry. In 1993, the university received its Charter. It has grown in size, services, and stature over the years and is now a top comprehensive university in public service.
NUST, a Pakistani institution of higher education, has seen significant milestones in the past three decades since its inception. It is a hub for high-caliber researchers and professionals who are capable of developing new technologies to meet the needs of the 21st Century.
It is expected to become a center of excellence for technological and scientific progress in the country. The university’s outstanding characteristic is its ability to maintain traditional values of excellence in research and teaching, but also challenge conventional practices and develop new ways to deliver courses. It also has the potential for introducing cutting-edge and emerging disciplines.
It is important to note that GEMS was the first satellite instrument within a group that includes three constellations. This has changed how scientists view the quality of air over large areas of the northern hemisphere.
GEMS monitors the atmosphere over Asia every hour of the day from a fixed orbit above the Equator. Satellites have made it possible for scientists to better track air pollution from space.
Public health experts also found that 9 out of 10 people inhale air that is more polluted than the World Health Organization (WHO).
It is important to note that the majority of countries with poor air quality are either low- or middle-income countries. Pakistan ranks among the worst in terms of its air quality index.