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Mr. C.M.Bhatt

Mr. C.M.Bhatt Phone : 0135-2524345/4227
Fax : 0135 - 2740785
Email : cmbhatt[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SF
Department : Disaster Management Studies Department
Field of Expertise : Flood Hazard Studies
Mail Address : Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO, Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001 India.
  • Optical & Microwave Remote Sensing of Flood Inundation
  • Flood Hazard and Risk Assessment
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • River Morphology and Dynamics
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS). (Life member)
  • MTech Remote Sensing & GIS (Water Resources Development), Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
  • M. Sc. Geology, Department of Geology, Centre of Advanced Study Kumaun University, Nainital
  • 2017 - Till date: Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), ISRO, Dehradun
  • 2007 - 2017: National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), ISRO, Hyderabad
  • 2004 - 2007: Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana (Punjab)
Awards:
  • ISRO Team Excellence Award 2014 for BHUVAN online GIS Platform.
  • Young Scientist ISRO-ASI Award 2013.
  • ISRO Team Excellence Award 2013 for Decision Support Centre in DMS Programme.
  • First position in MSc. Geology, 2000
Appreciations:
  • Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir: Jhelum Floods-2014.
  • VC, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority: Bihar Flood Hazard Atlas- 2013.
  • National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC) Govt. of China: Earthquake in China and from UNSPIDER for floods in Philippines-2012.
  • Central Water Commission (CWC), Monitoring and Appraisal Directorate, Shimla: Artificial Lake on Pin River, a tributary of River Spiti- Himachal Pradesh-2012.
  • Govt. of Assam: Brahmaputra Floods-2012.
  • Principal Secretary, Revenue & Disaster Management, Govt. of Assam: NDEM Prototype demonstration -2010
  • Secretary, Govt. of Bihar: Gandak Embankment Breach-2010.
  • Secretary, Disaster Management, Bengaluru: Karnataka floods-2009
  • Flood Management Improvement Support Centre, Govt. of Bihar: Kosi Floods-2008.

Reviewer:
  Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Taylor and Francis
  Hydrological Sciences Journal, Taylor & Francis
  Asian Geographer, Taylor & Francis
  Geocarto International - Taylor & Francis
  Quaternary International, Elsevier
  Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, Springer
  Spatial Information Research, Springer
  Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer
  Journal of Geomatics – ISG I Indian Society of Geomatics (ISG)
  Current Science

Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia Pacific (CSSTEAP) (affiliated to UN)
  • Course Director (20018-Till date) of RS GIS Course 
  • Course Coordinator (20017-18) of RS GIS Course 
  • Article on “Space Technology for Flood Disaster Management”, published in the March 2010 issue of Geospatial Today was selected as one successful case studies of GIS application by FICCI and published in “Empowering India through Geospatial Technologies -Select Stories” 2013.
  • Second Best Poster Award during National Symposium on Converging Space Technologies for National Development, 2004.
  • Bhatt C.M.,and Rao G.S.  (2018). HAND (height above nearest drainage) tool and satellite-based geospatial analysis of Hyderabad (India) urban floods, September 2016. Arabian Journal of Geosciences.
  • Sharma, V.K., Mishra, N., Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., and Bhanumurthy V.  (2017). An open source framework for publishing flood inundation extent libraries in a Web GIS environment using open source technologies. International Journal of Cartography, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/ 23729333. 2017.1370861
  • Sharma, V.K., Rao G.S., Bhatt C.M., Shukla, A., Mishra, A.K., and Bhanumurthy V.  (2017). Automatic procedures analyzing remote sensing data to minimize flood response time: a step towards National flood mapping service. Spatial Information Research, 25(5), 657-663. https://doi:10.1007/s41324-017-0132-4
  • Martha, T.R., Reddy, P.S., Bhatt C.M., Raj, K. B. G., Nalini, J., Padmanabha, E. A., Narender, B., Kumar, K.V., Muralikrishnan, S., Rao, G.S. and Diwakar, P.G., and Dadhwal, V.K (2016). Debris volume estimation and monitoring of Phuktal river landslide-dammed lake in the Zanskar Himalayas, India using Cartosat-2 images. Landslides, 14(1), 373-383. http://dx.doi.org/10.10007/s10346-016-0749-8
  • Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., Diwakar, P.G. and Dadhwal, V.K (2016). Development of flood inundation extent libraries over a range of potential flood levels: a practical framework for quick flood response. Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risks, 8(2): 384-401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2016.1220025
  • Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., Farooq, M., Manjusree P., Shukla, A., Sharma, S V S P, Kulkarni, S S, Begum, A., Bhanumurthy, V., Diwakar, P.G. and Dadhwal, V.K (2016). Satellite Based Assessment of the Catastrophic Jhelum Floods of September 2014, Jammu & Kashmir, India, Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risks, 8(2):309-327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2016.1218943
  • Manjusree, P., Bhatt C.M., Begum, A., Rao G.S., and Bhanumurthy V. (2014). A decadal historical satellite data analysis for flood hazard evaluation: A case study of Bihar (North India). Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography. 36:308-323. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12126
  • Bhatt C.M. and Rao G.S. (2014). Ganga floods of 2010 in Uttar Pradesh, north India: a perspective analysis using satellite remote sensing data. Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risks, 7(2):747-763. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19475705.2014.949877
  • Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., Begum, A., Manjusree P., Sharma, S V S P, Prasanna, L., and Bhanumurthy, V. (2013). Satellite images for extraction of flood disaster footprints and assessing the disaster impact: Brahmaputra floods of June–July 2012, Assam, India. Current Science, 104(12):1693-1700. http://www.current science.ac.in/Volumes/104/12/1692.pdf
  • Manjusree, P., L. Prasanna Kumar., Bhatt C.M. Srinivasa Rao G., and Bhanumurthy V. (2012). Optimization of Threshold Ranges for Rapid Flood Inundation Mapping by Evaluating Backscatter Profiles of High Incidence Angle SAR Images. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 3(2): 113–122. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13753-012-0011-5
  • Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., Manjushree P. and Bhanumurthy, V. (2011). Potential of High Resolution Satellite Data for Disaster Management: A Case Study of Leh, Jammu & Kashmir (India) Flash Floods, 2010. Geomatics Natural Hazards and Risks, 2(4):365-375. http://doi/abs/10.1080/19475705.2011.580014
  • Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., Manjushree P. and Bhanumurthy, V. (2010). Space Based Disaster Management of 2008 Kosi Floods, North Bihar, India. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 38(1): 99–108. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12524-010-0015-9
  • Bhatt C.M., Litoria, P.K. and Sharma, P.K. (2008). Geomorphic signatures of active tectonics in Bist Doab interfluvial tract of Punjab, NW India. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 36 (4):361–373. http://www.springerlink.com/content/y48577g2ng581058/
  • Bhatt C.M., Chopra, R., and Sharma, P.K. (2007). Morphotectonic analysis in Anandpur Sahib Area, Punjab       (India) using remote sensing and GIS approach. Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, 35 (2):129-139. doi/:10.1007/BF02990777.
  • Bhatt C.M., Sharma P.K., Singh R.K., Verma V.K. and Litoria P.K., (2006). Mapping and Monitoring of Waterlogged Areas in parts of Muktsar Block (Punjab) using Remote Sensing and GIS Approach. Indian Journal of Ecology and Environment, 33(1), 35-39.
  • Singh R.K., Bhatt C.M. and Prasad V. Hari. (2003). Remote Sensing and GIS Approach for assessment of Water Balance of a Watershed. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 49 (1): 131-141. dhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1623/hysj.49.1.131.53997
  • Singh R.K., Bhatt C.M. and Prasad V. Hari. (2003). Morphological Study of a Watershed Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. Hydrology Journal, 26 (1-2): 55-66.
  • Bhatt, C. M., & Karnatak, H. C. (2019). Geoweb Services and Open Online Data Repositories for North West Himalayas Studies Including Disaster Monitoring and Mitigation. In Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems (pp. 501-536). Springer, Singapore.
  • Thakur, P. K., Aggarwal, S. P., Dhote, P., Nikam, B. R., Garg, V., Bhatt, C. M. & Jha, A. (2019). Hydrometeorological Hazards Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling. In Remote Sensing of Northwest Himalayan Ecosystems (pp. 139-169). Springer, Singapore.
  • Bhatt C.M., Rao G.S., Manjushree P. and Bhanumurthy, V. (2017). Remote sensing and GIS technology for flood monitoring and management. Sustainable Holistic Water Resources Management in a Changing Climate, Jain Brothers, New Delhi; ISBN:978-81-8360-253-2.
  • Moniruzzaman, M., Roy, A., Bhatt, C. M., Gupta, A., An, N. T. T., & Hassan, M. R. (2018). Impact Analysis of Urbanization on Land Use Land Cover Change for Khulna City, Bangladesh Using Temporal Landsat Imagery. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 42, 5.
  • Rao, G.S., Bhatt, C.M, and Diwakar, P.G. (2014). "International Charter Support during Major Flood Disasters in India". Proceedings of ISPRS TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium, Hyderabad during 09-12 December, 2014. http://www.nrsc.gov.in/isprs/TechnicalProceedings.html
  • Chopra Rajiv, Bhatt C.M. and Sharma P.K. (2006) “Elucidation of palaeochannels in parts of Punjab (India) using remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS)”. Proc. International Symposium Commission VI, WG-IV/10, Goa, India, September 27-30, 2006. http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVI/part4/
  • Chopra Rajiv, Bhatt C.M. and Sharma P.K. (2005) “Integrated Groundwater Resources Mapping in Hoshiarpur District, (Punjab) India using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques”. Geoinformatics in Water Sector, pp: 163-170, National Water Academy, Pune from December, 22-23 September, 2005.
  • Bhatt C.M., Litoria P.K., Sharma P.K. and Singh R.K., (2004). “Use of Remotely Sensed Data and GIS Techniques for Assessment of Waterlogged and Salt Affected Area Tehsil wise in Muktsar District of Punjab. Proc. 7th International Conference on Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI), Bangalore, 2-6 February 2004. http:/www.gsdidocs.org/gsdicomf/GSDI-7/papers/Pcmb.pdf
  • Chopra Rajiv, Verma V.K., Sharma P.K., Singh Charanjit and Bhatt C.M. (2003) “Assessment of Surface Flooding and Water logging in South Western Districts of Punjab Using Satellite Data”.  Proc. National Symposium on Resource Management with special reference to Geoinformatics and Decentralized Planning, Centre for Earth Science Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, December 9-12, 2003.
  • Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P. Bhanumurthy, V., and Bhatt, C.M., (2013). Flood monitoring and management using remote sensing, NNRMS Bulletin: Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Water Resources. NNRMS (B)-38, 81-88. http:\\www.nnrms.gov.in/greennnrms/bull2013/NNRMS_Bulletin38.pdf.
  • Manjusree, P., Satyanarayana, P., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P., and Rao. G.S. (2013). Remote sensing and GIS for river morphology studies. NNRMS Bulletin: Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Water Resources. NNRMS (B)-38, 51-56. http://www.nnrms.gov.in/greennnrms/bull2013/NNRMS_Bulletin38.pdf
  • Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P. Bhanumurthy, V., and Bhatt, C.M., (2013). Space technology for flood management 25 Years of IRS, NNRMS Bulletin: Indian Remote Sensing Satellite Series and Applications: A Saga of 25 years. NNRMS (B)-37,131-138. http://www.nnrms.gov.in/greennnrms/bull2013/NNRMS_Bulletin_ pdf
  • Sharma SVSP, Srinivasa Rao G, Bhatt C.M., Manjusree P and Bhanumurthy V (2012). Development of flood hazard maps for Assam state, India using historical multi-temporal satellite images, NNRMS Bulletin: Geospatial Applications and Decision Support Systems.NNRMS(B)36,8792.http://nnrms.gov.in/greennnrms/bull2013/NNRMS_Bulletin_June_2012.pdf.
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Bhatt, C.M., Rao, G.S., and Manjushree, P. (2010). Space Technology for Flood Disaster Management. Geospatial Today (March 2010): 34-37.http://www.geospatialtoday.com/gst/index.php?option=com_ content & view = article & id= 543.pdf
  • Sharma P.K., Bhatt C.M., Verma V.K., Sood Anil, Minaksi, Singh Narender, Litoria P.K., Choudhary, B.U. and Setia, R.K. (2007).Ground Water Resources Development in Punjab. NNRMS Bulletin: A special issue on RS and GIS based Application Projects from State Remote Sensing Centres; NNRMS (B)-32, February, 2008; pg.56-65.
Technical Reports
  • Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P, Kulkarni, S. and Kumar, V., (2013). Uttarakhand Disaster (2013) - A Remote Sensing-based Integrated Assessment of damages.  NRSC-RSAA-DMSG-DMSG-July 2013-TR-537
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Kulkarni, S.S., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P, Begum, A. and Sharma, V.K. (2013). Flood Report-2012. NRSC-RSAA-DMSG-DMSD-MAY-2013-TR-522.
  • Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Bhatt, C.M., Begum, A., Sharma, S.V.S.P, Kumar, V., and Kulkarni, S. (2012). Satellite Based Inputs on Cyclone Thane.  NRSC-RS&GISAA-DMSG- JAN12-TR368.
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P., Begum, A., Kulkarni, S.S. and Sharma, V.K. (2012). Flood Report-2011. NRSC-RS&GISAA-DMSG-DMSD-JAN12-TR372.
  • Manjusree, P. and Bhatt, C.M. (2012). Study on formation of an artificial lake on Pin River, a tributary of Spiti River, Himachal Pradesh using satellite remote sensing data. NRSC-RSA-DMSG- Jun 2012.
  • Bhatt, C.M., Begum, A., Sharma, S.V.S.P., Kulkarni, S.S., Sharma, V.K. and Lakshmi, P. (2012). Assam Floods – 2012 Satellite based Study. NRSC-RSA-DMSG-DMSD-JUL 12-TR417.
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P, Mamtha, S., Begum, A. and Kulkarni, S.S. (2011). Flood Report-2010. NRSC-RS&GISAA-DMSG-DMSD.
  • Bhatt, C.M., Kulkarni., S.S., Begum, A. and Sharma, V.K. (2011). Japan Tsunami-2011. NRSC/RS&GIS-AA DMSG/DMSD/2011/Japan Tsunami-March, 2011/TR 248.
  • Bhatt, C.M., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P. and Kulkarni, S.S. (2010). LEH Floods- 2010: A Remote Sensing based Study. NRSC-RS&GISAA-DMSG- SEPT10-TR186
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P, and Begum, A. (2009). Study of Landslide on Kali River in Pithoragarh District, Uttaranchal using Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) data. NRSC/RS&GISAA/DMSD/Pithoragarh -landslide/April 2009.
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P, Mamtha, S., Begum, A., A., Sastry, K.R.V., and Rao, H.S.  (2009). Flood Report-2009. NRSC-RS&GISAA-WR&OG-DMSD-MARCH09-TR51.
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P, Mamtha, S., Begum, A., Sastry, K.R.V., and Rao, H.S. (2008). Kosi Breach Status Report up to September, 2008. NRSC/RS&GIS-AA/WR&OG/DMSD/OCT08/TR-1.
  • Sharma, P.K., Chopra, Rajiv, Litoria, P.K., Bhatt, C.M., Sood, Anil, Choudhury, B.U., Kumar, Rameshwar, Singh, Narinder, Setia, R.K., Verma, V.K., Mathur, Ajay, Loshali, D.C. Minakshi and Singh, Harpinder (2008). Digital database of drinking water sources and quality parameters in Moga district, Punjab.
  • Sharma, P.K., Chopra, Rajiv, Litoria, P.K., Bhatt, C.M., Sood, Anil, Choudhury, B.U., Kumar, Rameshwar, Singh, Narinder, Setia, R.K., Verma, V.K., Mathur, Ajay, Loshali, D.C. Minakshi and Singh, Harpinder (2008). Digital database of drinking water sources and quality parameters in Patiala district, Punjab.
  • Sharma, P.K., Chopra, Rajiv, Litoria, P.K., Bhatt, C.M., Sood, Anil, Choudhury, B.U., Kumar, Rameshwar, Singh, Narinder, Setia, R.K., Verma, V.K., Mathur, Ajay, Loshali, D.C. Minakshi and Singh, Gurcharan (2008). Digital database of drinking water sources and quality parameters in Sangrur district, Punjab.
  • Sharma, P.K; Sood, Anil; Setia, R.K; Singh, Narinder; Minakshi; Verma, V.K; Mehra Deepak; Choudhury, B.U; Kang, G.S; Litoria, P.K; Chopra, Rajiv; Bhatt, C.M; Bhardwaj, Rameshwar and Singh, Harpinder (2007). Ground water quality for irrigation in Punjab. Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana in collaboration with National Bureau of Soil Survey & Land Use Planning, Delhi Centre and Ground Water Cell, Dept. of Agriculture, Punjab, pp 188.
  • Sharma, P.K., Verma, V.K., Loshali, D.C., Singh, Charanjit, Kumar, Ashok, Chopra, Rajiv, Bhatt, C.M., Singh, Harpinder, Anand, J.R., Kang, G.S. (2005). “Resource Atlas Hoshiarpur District, Punjab.” Punjab Remote Sensing Centre Publication.
  • Bhatt C.M., Verma, V.K., Sood Anil and Litoria, P.K. (2004). “Socio-economic and Demographic Profile of Muktsar District, Punjab, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, under the UNDP-TIFAC sponsored project “Information Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in Punjab”. Punjab Remote Sensing Centre Publication.
  • Sharma, P.K., Verma, V.K., Litoria, P.K., Sood, Anil, Loshali, D.C., Kumar, Ashok, Singh, Charanjit, Bhatt, C.M. and Chopra, Rajiv (2003). Resource Atlas of Muktsar District, Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana, under the UNDP-TIFAC sponsored project “Information Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in Punjab”. Punjab Remote Sensing Centre Publication.
  • Sharma P.K., Nayyar V.K., Sood Anil, Minakshi, Singh Narinder, Bansal R.L., Verma V.K., Setia R.K., Singh Joginder, Litoria P.K., Bhatt C.M., Patel L.B. and Loshali D.C. (2003) “Diagnosing Micronutrients Related Constraints to Productivity In Patiala And Muktsar Districts”. Punjab Remote Sensing Centre Publication.
Atlases:
  • Bhanumurthy, V., Rao, G.S., Manjusree, P., Begum, A., Bhatt, C.M. (2013). Flood hazard atlas Bihar -A geospatial approach. NRSC-RSA-DMSG-DMSD-MAR2013-TR-505.
  • Rao, G.S., Bhatt, C.M., Sharma, S.V.S.P. and Kulkarni, S.S. (2013). Flood Management Support-25 Years of IRS Observations. NRSC-RSAA-DMSG-DMSD-MAR2013-TR506.
  • Wasteland Atlas of India (2005). Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources Govt. of India. Project personnel Punjab team page VI: Sharma P.K., Chopra Rajiv, Sood Anil, Verma V.K., Minakshi, Bhatt C.M., Bansal Nidhi, Singh Harpinder, Dhiman Ramandeep and Kalsi Amandeep. Wasteland maps and area statistics page 70-71.
  • Sharma P.K., Verma V.K., Litoria P.K., Sood Anil, Loshali D.C., Kumar Ashok, Singh Charanjit, Bhatt C.M. and Chopra Rajiv. (2005). "Resource Atlas of Hoshiarpur District". Under UNDP-TIFAC project on Information Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in Punjab. Punjab Remote Sensing Centre, Ludhiana.
  • Sharma P.K., Verma V.K., Litoria P.K., Sood Anil, Loshali D.C., Kumar Ashok, Singh Charanjit, Bhatt C.M. and Chopra Rajiv. (2003) “Resource Atlas Muktsar District, Punjab.” Under UNDP-TIFAC project on Information Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in Punjab. Punjab Remote Sensing Centre Publication.

Projects Executed:

  • Nationwide Near Real Time Mapping & Monitoring of hydrological hazards, ISRO Disaster Management Support (DMS) Program
  • Information Technology for Sustainable Agriculture in Punjab (IT-SAP) funded by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • National (Natural) Resources Information System (NRIS) funded by Department of Space, Govt. of India
  • Nationwide Wasteland Updation Mission Project funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India
  • Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission Project funded by Ministry of Rural Areas and Employment, Govt. of India
  • Creation of Digital Database of Rural Drinking Water Supply Sources (DWSS) and Quality Parameters in Punjab funded by World Bank