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Geosciences & Disaster Management Studies Group

Geosciences and Disaster Management Studies Group (GDMSG) has two departments namely Geosciences and Geohazards Dept. (GSGHD) and Disaster Management Science Dept. (DMSD), both dedicated to disciplines of Geosciences/Earth Sciences and Disaster Management.

Dr. P. K. Champati Ray

Name:Dr. P. K. Champati Ray
Designation :Scientist/Engineer- SG, Group Head Geosciences & Disaster Management Studies and Head Geosciences & Geohazards Department
Phone : 91-135-2524153
Email : champati_ray[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in
Field of Expertise Applied Geology, Geological Hazards, Remote Sensing, GIS Modelling, Mathematical Geology

Phone : +91-135-2524153
Fax :
Email : Champati_ray[At]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in , Champati_ray[At]rediffmail[dot]com
Designation : Scientist/Engineer - SG & Group Head
Department : Geosciences and Disaster Management Studies Group
Field of Expertise : Applied Geology, Geological Hazards, Remote Sensing, GIS Modelling, Mathematical Geology
Mail Address : Geosciences & Disaster Management Studies Group Indian Institute of Remote Sensing ISRO,Govt. of India 4, Kalidas Road, Dehradun- 248001 India.
  • Spatial modeling for Landslide Hazard Assessment
  • Neotectonics and Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ISRS)
  • Associate, International Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
  • Secretary, International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) Technical Commission-VIII/ Working Group 1 on Disaster Management
  • Post Doc. (SAR Interferometry), ITC, The Netherlands and SARMAP, Switzerland
  • Ph. D (Remote sensing and geology), IIT Bombay
  • M.S (Appl. Geomorphology and Eng. Geol. Survey), ITC, The Netherlands
  • M.Sc. (Appl. Geology), IIT Bombay
  • Group Head, Geosciences and Disaster Management Studies Group (2015 onwards)
  • Head, Geosciences and Geohazards Dept., IIRS (2009 onwards)
  • Head, Geological Disaster Division, SAARC Disaster Management Division, New Delhi (2008-2009)
  • Scientist-C, D, E, F, IIRS (1991-2008)
  • Lecturer, Orissa Engineering College, Bhubaneswar (1988-1989)
  • P. R. Pisharoty Memorial Award (earlier known as Indian National Remote Sensing Award) by Indian Society of Remote Sensing for significant research contribution in the area of remote sensing data integration and modelling for geological hazard analysis,
    2007
  • Felicitated for contribution in Geospatial science at Geospatial Conference 2007, Hyderabad particularly for microwave applications in geosciences, 2007
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing award for 2nd best scientific paper (main section) at ISRS annual conference, 2006
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing Speck award for best scientific paper (main section) at ISRS annual conference, 1994
  • Indian Society of Remote Sensing Optomeck award for best scientific paper by students (co-authored) at ISRS annual conference, 1993
  • CSIR/UGC Fellowship Award (Topper), 1990

Journal Referee:

  • International Journal of Remote Sensing, Taylor and Francis, UK
  • International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Elsevier
  • Current Science
  • Journal of Indian Society of Remote Sensing, Springer
  • Natural Hazards, Springer
  • Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Taylor and Francis, UK

Ph. D Examiner

  • BHU, Varanashi
  • JNU, New Delhi
  • Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
  • Jiwajee University, Gwalior
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Periyar University, Salem
  • Nirma University, Ahmedabad

Committee members

  • Member, Board of Studies: Kurukshetra University-M. Tech. (Geol), IIRS-M. Tech (RS and GIS)
  • Member, Technical Task Force for Disaster Risk Assessment of Uttarakhand under UDRP, GoUK.
  • Member, Technical Task Force for River Morphology and River Training Works, GoUK.
  • Member, Committee on Decision Support System in Disaster Risk Management, GoUK.
  • Chair, DST-UCOST (Uttarakhand Council of S&T) committee on SDI for Uttarakhand, GoUK
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Earthquake, Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA), GoB
  • Member, National Committee on Seismic Design Parameters for Dam construction, Central Water Commission (CWC), Govt. of India
  • Member, Committee on Landslides, Indian Road Congress (IRC)
  • Committee on Hill area development, Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS), GoI
  • Member, Expert committee on Landslides, National Disaster Management Authority, GoI
  • Member, Task Force on Landslide Management, NDMA, GoI
  • Member, Technical Advisory Committee on Landslides, MoM, GoI
  • Member, Post Earthquake Reconnaissance Team (PERT), NDMA, Govt. of India
  • ISRO Strategic Group, ISRO
  • National Selection Committee (confidential), GoI
  • Champati ray, P.K., Mahajan, A.K., Ranjan, R, van Westen, C. J., Dasmohapatra, D., Lakhera, R.C. 2006. Recent tectonics and seismic microzonation of Dehradun city, India, presented at ISPRS International Symposium on “Geospatial Databases for Sustainable Development”, Goa, India, Sept. 27-30, 2006.
  • Champati ray, P. K., Roy, A. K., and Prabhakaran, B., 1994. Evaluation and integration of ERS-SAR and optical data for geological investigation in Iron Ore Group belt of Singhbhum-Keonjhar, Bihar and Orissa, ISRS Silver Jubilee Symposium, Dehradun, 1994.
  • Singh, M.L., Champati ray, P. K., Anand, R., and Roy, A. K., 1993. Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Hydrological investigation of Imphal Valley (Manipur), ISRS National Symposium, Guwahati, 1993, 143-148.
  • Chottaraj, S.L., Champati ray, P.K., Kannaujiya, S., Ketholia, Y.,(2015). Simulation and modelling of debris flows using satellite derived data: A case study from Kedarnath area, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, Volume 6, No. 2, pp. 1498-1511.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Chattoraj, S.L., Kannaujiya, S., Bisht, M.P.S., Pandey, K., Goswami, A., (2015). Kedarnath Disaster 2013. Causes, consequences and comparison with past event using remote sensing inputs, Natural Hazards (Springer), DOI 10.1007/s11069-015-2076-0.
  • Kodikara, G.R.L., Champati ray, P.K., Chauhan P., Chatterjee, R.S., (2015). Spectral Mapping of Morphological Features on the Moon with MGM and SAM,Int.J. Appl. Earth Observation & Geoinformation (JAG, Elsevier), Vol. 44, pp. 31-41.
  • Kumar C., Shetty A., Raval S., SharmaR., Champati Ray P.K., (2015). Lithological Discrimination and Mapping using ASTER SWIR Data in the Udaipur area of Rajasthan, India, Proceedia Earth and Planetary Science (Elsevier), Volume 11, pp 180-188.
  • Guri, P. K., Champati ray, P.K., Patel R.C., (2015). Spatial prediction of landslide susceptibility in parts of Garhwal Himalaya, India using the Weight of Evidence modelling, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (Springer), 187 (6), pp. 1-25.
  • Sahoo, S. R., Panda, P. K., Champati Ray, P. K., (2015). Hyperspectral image analysis for iron ore discrimination in Keonjhar district, Odisha, International Journal of Remote Sensing & Geoscience (IJRSG), ISSN No: 2319-3484, Volume 4 (2), 28-34.
  • Champati Ray P.K., (2015). Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal and its possible impact on India, Disaster Response and Management (ISSN:2347-2553), Vol.3, No.1, pp 84-91.
  • Champati ray, P.K., and Chattoraj, S.L., (2014). Sunkoshi landslide in Nepal and its possible impact in India: a remote sensing based appraisal, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XL-8, 2014, 1345-1351.
  • Kumar C., Shetty A., Raval S., Champat Ray P. K., and Sharma R., (2014).Sub-pixel mineral mapping using EO-1 Hyperion hyperspectral dataInt. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-8, 2014, 455-461.
  • Islam, M.A., Chattoraj, S.L., Champati Ray P.K.,(2014). Ukhimath Landslide 2012 at Uttarakhand, India: causes and consequences, International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, Vol. 04 (3), 544-557.
  • Bhatt, P. K.; Ray P. K. C., Naithani, S. and Singh, A. (2014). Spatial Deterministic Modelling of Landslide in Chamoli Area, Journal of Studies in Dynamics and Change (JSDC), 1(6), pp. 247-253.
  • Champati ray, P.K., and Pardeshi, S., (2014). Preliminary analysis of Malin Landslide, Maharashtra Using Satellite Data, Indian Landslides, Vol.7, No-1&2, pp 1-8.
  • Champati ray, P.K., (2013). Role of geoinformatics in slope stability assessment and monitoring, Water and Energy International Journal, Vol. 70 (1), 26-42.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Chottaraj S.L. and Kannaujiya S., (2013). Aftermath of Uttarakhand Disaster 2013: Priorities and Opportunities for Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, Disaster and Development, NIDM (in review).
  • Champati ray, P.K., (2013). A tale of two lakes from Uttarakhand. Indian Landslides, Vol. 6 (2), 1-8.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Chattoraj, S.L., Chand, D.S. and Kannaujiya, S. (2013). Aftermath of Uttarakhand disaster 2013: An appraisal on risk assessment and remedial measures for Yamunotri shrine using satellite image interpretation. Indian Landslides, Vol. 6 (2), 61-70.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Parvaiz, I., Bhat, F. A., Dadhwal, V. K., (2012). Earthquake induced landslide dam in Kashmir Himalaya, IJRS, Vol. 33, No. 2, 655–660.
  • Rathore, V.S., Nathawat, M.S., Champati ray, P.K., (2010). Paleochannel detection and aquifer performance assessment in Mendha River catchment, Western India, Journal of Hydrology, 395, 3—4:216-225.
  • Singh V.K.,Champati Ray P.K., (2009). Interferometry SAR for landslide Hazard Assessment in Garhwal Himalaya, India, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol.- 02, No.05, October 2009, pp. 180-184
  • Singh V.K., Singh B., Champati Ray P.K., and Reddy D.V., (2009). Geotechnical Investigation for Landslide Study in Garhwal Himalaya, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Vol.- 02, No.03, July 2009, pp. 180-184
  • Champati Ray P.K., Parvaiz I., Jayangondaperumal R., Thakur V.C., Dadhwal V.K. and Bhat F.A. (2009). Analysis of Seismicity Induced Landslides due to the October 8, 2005 Earthquake in Kashmir Himalaya, Current Science, Vol. 97, No. 3, 1742-1751.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Shukla, R., Chand, D.S., and Lakhera R.C., (2009). An assessment of geological and terrain factors of the La Landslide, Uttarakhand, India, and hazard mitigation measures, Indian Landslides, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-6.
  • Patwary, M. A. A., Champati Ray P.K., and Parvaiz, I., (2009). IRS-LISS-III and PAN data analysis for landslide susceptibility mapping using heuristic approach in active tectonic region of Himalaya, JISRS, Vol. 37, No.3, pp.493-509.
  • Sati S. K., Naithani, A. K., Champati Ray P.K., and Singh, V.K., (2008). Seismic Slope Instability Assessment using RS & GIS Techniques: A Case study from Garhwal Himalaya, Journal of Engineering Geology, Volume XXXV, Nos. 1-4, Dec.2008, pp.145-155 .
  • Rathore, V.S., Nathawat, M.S., Champati ray, P.K., (2008). Neo-tectonic Activity Influence on Ground Water Salinity: An example from the Mendha River Catchment, Western India, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 29, No. 13, 10 July 2008, pp. 3975–3986.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Parvaiz, I., Lakhera, R.C., (2008). Seismically triggered landslide and associated hazard assessment in Kashmir Himalaya, Indian Landslides, Volume 1, no 1, pp 1-10.
  • Shrestha, G.B., and Champati ray, P.K., (2007). Remote Sensing in Geology: An Overview, Bulletin of Nepal Geological Society, v. 24, 33-37.
  • Mahajan, A.K., Slob, S., Ranjan, R, Sporry, R., Champati ray, P.K., van Westen, (2007). Seismic Microzonation of Dehradun city using Geophysical and Geotechnical Characteristics in the upper 30-meters of soil column, Journal of Seismology, vol. 4, pp. 355-370.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Dimri S., Lakhera R.C., and Sati S., (2007). Landslide Monitoring and Fuzzy Integration Based Method for Hazard Assessment in Active Seismic Zone of Himalaya, Landslides, Springer-Verlag GmbH, vol .4, no. 3, 101-110.
  • Mahajan, A.K., R, Sporry, Champati ray, P.K., Ranjan, R., Slob., S.,van Westen, (2007). Methodology for site response studies using Multi-channel Analysis of Surface Wave (MASW) technique in Dehradun city, Current Science, Vol. 92, No. 7, 945-955.
  • Sharifikia, M., Dubey, C. S., Sharma, B. K., Chaudhry M., Champati ray, P.K., (2006). Mapping of Fault Rupture of the 28 May 2004 Iran Earthquake (Mw = 6.2) Using Satellite Image, Journal of ISRS, Vol. 34, No. 4, 423-430.
  • Thakur, V.C., Perumal, R.J.G., Champati ray, P.K., Bhat, M.I., Mallik, M.A., (2006).8th October, Muzaffarabad Earthquake and Seismic Hazard Assessment of Kashmir Gap in Northwest Himalaya, JGSI, Vol. 68, 187-200.
  • Singh, L.P., C.J. VanWesten, Champati Ray P.K., Paolo Pasquali, (2005). Accuracy assessment of InSAR derived input maps for landslide susceptibility analysis: A case study from Swiss Alps, Landslides, Springer-Verlag GmbH, July 2005, Springer-Verlag GmbH, vol. 2, no. 3, 221-228.
  • Champati ray, P.K., (2005). Geoinformatics and its application in Geosciences, Journal of Earth System Science and Environment, Vol. 2, No. 1, 4-12.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Perumal, R.J.G., Thakur, V.C., Bhat, M.I., Mallik, M.A., Singh, V.K., and Lakhera, R.C., (2005). A quick appraisal of ground deformation in Indian region due to the October 8, 2005 earthquake, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan, Journal of ISRS, Vol 33, No. 4, 465-473.
  • Sreemal P.S., 19.Champati Ray P.K., and Srivastav, S.K.,(2003). Remote sensing and GIS based method and software customization for Landslide hazard assessment along Silchar-Shillong Highway, Northeast India, Tropical Agricultural Research Vol. 15: 316-326 (2003).
  • D.P. Rao, P.S. Roy, V.K.Jha, S.K. Subramanian, Champati Ray P.K.,,(1999). Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Sustainable Development. ISPRS Working Group VII/2. Vol. XXXII, Part 7-W9. International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
  • Deekshatulu, B.L., and Champati ray, P.K., (1998). Remote Sensing Technology: An Overview, in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems in Decision making for Sustainable Rural Development, ISPRS Volume XXXII, part 7-TI, 6-20
  • Lakhera, R.C., and Champati ray, P.K., (1996). Satellite census of landslide prone areas in Himalaya, Himalayan Geology, v 17, 209-216.
  • Champati ray, P. K., Roy, A. K., and Prabhakaran, B., (1995). Evaluation and integration of ERS-SAR and optical data for geological investigation in Iron Ore Group belt of Singhbhum-Keonjhar, Bihar and Orissa, Journal of ISRS, n. 2, v. 23, 77-86
  • Champati ray, P.K., (2016). Earth observation and Geospatial technologies for exploration of Mineral and oil, chapter in edited volume by Dwivedi, R.S. and Roy, P.S., pp. 71-110.
  • Joshi, D.D., and Champati ray, P.K., 2009. Hydro-meteorological Disasters: Avalanches, South Asia Disaster Report 2008, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 80-86.
  • Khan, A.A. and Champati ray, P.K., 2009. Geological Disasters: Earthquake, South Asia Disaster Report 2008, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 101-114.
  • Joshi, D.D., and Champati ray, P.K., 2009. Geological Disasters: Landslides, South Asia Disaster Report 2008, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 115-127.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2009. Man-made Disasters, South Asia Disaster Report 2008, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 145-185.
  • Joshi, D.D., and Champati ray, P.K., 2008. Hydro-meteorological Disasters: Avalanches, South Asia Disaster Report 2007, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 69-72.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2008. Geological Disasters: Earthquake, South Asia Disaster Report 2007, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 83-103.
  • Joshi, D.D., and Champati ray, P.K., 2008. Geological Disasters: Landslides, South Asia Disaster Report 2007, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 105-118.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2008. Man-made Disasters, South Asia Disaster Report 2007, SDMC, New Delhi, pp. 131-143.
  • Champati Ray P.K., and R.C. Lakhera, 2007. Spatial Predictive Models for Landslide Hazard Assessment using Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing Techniques, in Natural Hazards (Eds. Varma, O.P., Mahajan A.K., and Gupta V.) Special volume of Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Roorkee, pp 113-128.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Gairola, S., and Singh, V.K., 2006. The tragedy of earthquake and landslides in Garhwal Himalaya using remote sensing and GIS (in Hindi), Ashmika, June 2006, WIHG, Dehradun, 22-25.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2004. GIS based Landslide Modelling, in Landslide disaster: Assessment and monitoring edited by R. Nagarajan, Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. 81-96.
  • Champati ray, P.K. and R.C. Lakhera, 2001. Natural hazards management: Geoinformatics perspective, in Remote Sensing and GIS application in Urban and Regional Studies, IIRS publication, pp. 208-215
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2000.Operationalisation of cost-effective methodology for landslide hazard zonation using RS and GIS: IIRS initiative, in Natural Hazards and their mitigation- Remote sensing and GIS perspectives, IIRS publication, pp 95-101.
  • Champati ray, P.K., and Bhan, S.K., 1998. Remotely Sensed and Ancillary Data Integration Techniques for Landslide Hazard Zonation in Remote Sensing in Geoscience, ed. N.K.Tripathy and V.N. Bajpai, Anmol Publisher, New Delhi. 245-260.
  • Ketholia, Y., Chottaraj, S.L., Kannaujiya, S., Champati ray, P.K., (2015). Role of Earth Observation Data in Determination of slope stability in parts of Uttarakhand Himalaya, Proceedings of all India seminar on “Slope stability in Opencast Mining and Civil Engineering” (SSIOME), NIT, Rourkela, July 25-26.
  • Chattoraj, S.L., Ketholia, Y., Champati ray P. K., Kannaujiya, S.,(2015), Debris flow modelling and risk assessment of selected landslides from Uttarakhand, International Conference on Engineering Geology in New Millennium (EGNM), IIT Delhi, 27-29 Oct, 2015.
  • Champati ray, P.K., (2015). Landslide Mapping, Monitoring and Modelling (M3) for Hazard Mitigation and Developmental Planning, Workshop on "Innovative Design for Ground Improvement Techniques for Challenging Hilly Regions", IIT Roorkee, 28 Feb – 01 March 2015.
  • Kumar C., Shetty A., Champati Ray P.K., Sharma R., (2015). Lithological Discrimination and Mapping using ASTER SWIR data: A Case study in the Udaipur Area of Rajasthan, India, International Conference on Global Challenges, Policy Framework & Sustainable Development For Mining Of Mineral and Fossil Energy Resources, GCPF: 2015-20, Surathkal, April 17-18, 2015.
  • Sharma U. R., Chattoraj S. L., Champati ray P. K., Kumar C. (2014). Identification of minerals using surface and space based reflectance spectroscopy, in parts of ore rich belt of South Eastern Rajasthan, India,HYSI Conference, Coventry, UK, 15-16 Oct, 2014, p10.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Chattoraj, S.L. and Kannaujiya, S. (2013). Uttarakhand Disaster 2013: Response and Mitigation measures using remote sensing and GIS. Pre workshop full publication In: National work shop on Geology and Geo-heritage sites of Uttarakhand with special reference to geo-scientific development of the region organized by Indian Geological Congress (IGC), Roorkee jointly with L.S.M. Govt. PG College, Pithoragarh Nov 11 to 12, pp 37-45.
  • Champati ray, P.K., (2012). Natural Hazards and Hydropower Development-Remote Sensing Perspectives, National seminar on “Geotechnical Challenges in Water Resources Projects”, Jan. 19-20, 2012, Dehradun organized by Central Board of Irrigation and Power, New Delhi.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Damen M. C. J. and Raju P.L.N., (2011). Educational and research framework for sustainable capacity building in Geoinformatics technology (GIT) and GIT for disaster management support: Opportunities and future prospects under IIRS-ITC international joint education program, ISPRS, Com-VI, WG VI/4, 7-8 April 2011, IIRS, Dehradun.
  • Kodikara, G. L., Chatterjee R.S., Champati Ray P.K., (2011). Moon Mineralogy Mapper (M3) data analysis using Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), ISRS, Bhopal.
  • Kodikara, G. L., Chatterjee, R.S., Champati ray, P.K., (2011). Compositional characterization and possible mineral distribution in a ray crater in South Pole-Aitken Basin (SPA) using Chandrayaan – 1 M3 data: Preliminary findings, National Seminar on Lunar Geosciences, 30-31 March 2011, SAC, Ahmedabad.
  • Agrawal, V., Ketholia Y., Sarkar B.C., Champati Ray P.K. and Nwankwo L., (2011).Artificial Neural Network Based Modelling for Landslides Hazard Zonation, FECIT 2011, ISM, Dhanbad.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Lakhera R.C., Chatterjee, R.S., Sarkar, S., Kanungo, D.P., Singh, M. S., and Bhusan, K., (2011). Landslide Hazard Zonation and Mitigation Measures in Northeast India, paper submitted and presented at National Conf. on Landslide Hazard Consequences and Challenges, Roorkee, 10-12 Feb.2011.
  • Champati ray, P.K., and Joshi D.D., (2011) Landslides and climate change: Implications for Himalaya, paper submitted and presented at National Conf. on Landslide Hazard Consequences and Challenges, Roorkee, 10-12 Feb.2011.
  • Kundalia, S., van Westen, C.J. and Champatiray, P.K. ,2009. Establishing precipitation thresholds for landslide initiation in the upper catchment of Alaknanda river, Uttarakhand, India. In: EOGC 2009 : Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Earth Observation for global changes, May 25-29, 2009, Chengdu, Sichuan, China / ed. by. Qingxi Tong and Deren Li. Beijing ; Peking University, 2009. pp. 1417-1431.
  • Shirnen A., Champati Ray P.K., 2008. Assessment of geomorphic response and landform evolution due to active tectonics at Himalayan Frontal Thrust, November 11-14, 2008, Asian Conference on Remote Sensing, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Joshi D.D. 2008. Effect of Climate Change on Geomorphic Processes and Landslide Occurrences in Himalaya, Proceedings of SAARC Workshop on Climate Change and Disasters-Emerging Trends and Future Strategies, 21-22 Aug, 2008, Kathmandu, Nepal, pp. 62-69.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Joshi D.D. 2008. Landslide Hazard Assessment and Mitigation in South Asia, presented at Regional Seminar on Experience of Geotechnical Investigations and Mitigation for Landslides organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, 13-14 October 2008, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2008. Geoinformatics for Disaster Management and Risk Mitigation” at a symposium on “Geoinformatics for sustainable development, Key Note presentation, 25th July 2008, Colombo.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Lakhera R.C., Singh, V.K., 2007. Spatial modeling of Seismicity Induced landslides, presented at 2nd Regional Training for Landslide Risk Mitigation, organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. at Phuket, Thailand, 29 Jan -02 Feb, 2007.
  • Champati Ray P.K., R.S. Chatterjee, Lakhera R.C., 2007. Potential and Limitations of InSAR Techniques for Landslides Monitoring in Garhwal Himalaya, In proceedings of Conference of JEP towards Microwave Remote Sensing Data Utilization (JEP-MW), SAC, Ahmedabad, 785-792.
  • Champati Ray P.K., R.S. Chatterjee, Lakhera R.C., 2007. Potential and Limitations of InSAR Techniques for Landslides Monitoring in Garhwal Himalaya, In proceedings of Conference of JEP towards Microwave Remote Sensing Data Utilization (JEP-MW), SAC, Ahmedabad, 785-792.
  • Shrestha, G.B., and Champati ray, P.K., 2007. Landslide hazard Zonation along Joshimath-Badrinath Road Corridor, India, in Proceedings of the Korea-Nepal Joint Symposium on Slope Stability and Landslides 2007, April 1, Kathmandu, Nepal, 66-80.
  • Jha, V.K., Champati ray, P.K., Agrawal, S., Lakhera, R.C., 2006. Earth Observation Techniques for Environmental Assessment of Hydropower sites, in proceedings of All India Seminar on “Environmental Considerations in Planning and Design of Power Projects”, Nov. 9-11, 2006, Dehradun.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Lakhera R.C., 2005. Spatial models for landslide hazard assessment using GIS and remote sensing techniques, presented at Regional Training for Landslide Risk Mitigation, organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. at Bandarawela, Sri Lanka, 8-12 June, 2005.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Taneja V., Lakhera R.C., 2005. Assessment of Precipitation Control on Triggering of Debris Slide/Flow in Garhwal Himalaya, India, presented at Regional Training for Landslide Risk Mitigation, organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. Bandarawela, Sri Lanka, 8-12 June, 2005.
  • Champati Ray P.K., 2005. Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessment in India- IIRS experience, presented at International Seminar on Landslide Risk Management, organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6 June 2005.
  • Champati Ray P.K., Lakhera R.C., 2004. Landslide Hazards in India, Proceedings of the Asian Workshop on Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Mitigation (RECLAIM). Organised by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Bangkok and Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo. Bangkok, 13-15 Sept 2004.
  • Champati Ray P.K., 2004. Capacity Building in Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Management, presented at Conference on “Natural Disasters: Institutional building for mitigating the impact on vulnerable section”, 25-26 March 2004, Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Punjab, Chandigarh.
  • Champati Ray P.K., 2004. Disaster Management using GIS and Remote Sensing, presented at a National Seminar on “GIS” , 16-17 Jan. 2004, National Insurance Academy, Pune
  • Roy P.S., Champati ray, P. K., and Mitra D, 2003. Geoinformation for Development: Priorities and Action plan, presented at International Seminar on “Geospatial Knowledge and its applications for socio-economic development”, Regional College of Management, Bhubaneswar, 17-18 Jan, 2003.
  • Champati ray, P. K., Pasquali, P., van Westen, C. J., and Wunderle, S., 2003. Surface Change Analysis due to Landslides in parts of Swiss Alps, Symposium on “Advances in Microwave Remote Sensing Applications”, IIT B, 21-23 Jan, 2003.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Kenny Foreste, P.S. Roy, 2001. Detection and analysis of surface changes due to the recent earthquake in Gujarat using IRS-PAN and LISS-III data, Proceedings of Workshop on Recent earthquakes of Chamoli and Bhuj, 24-25th May, 2001, Roorkee University, Volume I, pp. 225-238.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Patel N.R., Mitra D., Joshi P.K., and Bharath B.D., 2001. Geoinformatics for disaster management-IIRS initiatives, Conference Proceedings on Disaster management, BITS, Pilani, 5-7th March, 2001.
  • Roy P.S., van Westen C.J., Champati Ray P.K., Patel N.R., Mitra D. and Joshi P.K., 2001. Environmental Assessment and Disaster Management: Towards an Educational Initiative using Geoinformatics, paper presented at International Workshop on “Capacity Building in Geoinformatics for EA and DM”, IIRS, 10-11th April, 2001.
  • Lakhera, R.C., Champati ray, P.K., and Roy, P.S., 1999. Natural hazards analysis-Remote sensing and GIS perspective, presented at national seminar on Env. hazard and sustainable development, 22-23rd Nov, 99, REC, Hamirpur, H.P.
  • Champati ray, P.K., van Westen, C.J., Lakhera, R. C., 1997. Geoindicators and spatial information system for landslide prediction and hazard zonation. Nat. seminar on “Geoenvironmental Indicators”, 21-22 Aug., 1997, Delhi University.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Lakhera, R.C., Prusty, B.G., and Bhan, S.K., 1997. Spatial statistical modelling for Landslide Hazard Zonation in Himalayan terrain using Remote Sensing and GIS techniques. In Int. Conf. on Rem. Sen. and GIS/GPS, 1997, Hyderabad, 297-304
  • Singh, A. K., and Champati ray, P. K., 1994. Geological Investigation in south eastern margin of Iron Ore Group using Remote Sensing and GIS. In proceeding volumes of IVth International Symposium on Remote Sensing and GIS, Hyderabad, 139-144.
  • Singh, M.L., Champati ray, P. K., Anand, R., and Roy, A. K., 1993. Application of Remote Sensing and GIS in Hydrological investigation of Imphal Valley (Manipur), ISRS National Symposium, Guwahati, 1993, 143-148.
  • Champati ray, P. K., Roy, A. K., and Dave, V., 1993. GIS and RS for groundwater investigation in Manbazar-II, ISRS National Symposium, Guwahati, 1993, 180-184.
  • Roy, A.K., Champati ray, P. K., and Lakhera, R.C., 1992. A new horizon of GIS applications in Geosciences. Proceedings of National Symposium on “Training and education in remote sensing for resource management”, Dehradun, 1992, 34-40.
  • Landslide Hazard Zonation Mapping Along Shillong-Silchar-Aizawl Highway Corridor in Northeastern Region of India, IIRS, 2008.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 1996. Landslide Hazard Zonation using fuzzy logic and probability analysis in western Himalayas. Project report under IIRS-ITC programme, Internal publication, ITC, The Netherlands.
  • R Champati ray, P.K. and Roy, A.K., 1996. Technology Development project report on “Evaluation and integration of ERS-SAR and optical data for geological investigation in Iron Ore Group belt of Singhbhum-Keonjhar, Bihar and Orissa”, Internal publication of IIRS/NRSA (Dept. of Space).
  • Singh V.K., Champati Ray P.K., Lakhera R.C., 2006. Spatial Modelling of Seismically induced landslide, ISG Newsletter, SAC, Ahmedabad, vol 12, n 3&4, 63-70.
  • Champati Ray P.K., 2004. Landslides in Uttaranchal, GeoJunior, Vol .1, no. 1.
  • Champati ray, P.K., and D. Mitra, 2003. Earth Observation for Oil Exploration, Drilling and Exploration World, Vol. 12, No. 09, July 2003.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2002. GIS in Geosciences, GIS Development, Volume 6, 2002.
  • Champati ray, P.K., Kenny F., Roy P.S., 2001. Bhuj earthquake, GIS Development, Volume V, N 8.
  • Champati ray, P.K. ,2001. Reappraisal of Kachchh earthquake, GIS Development, Volume V, N-3.
  • Champati ray, P.K., 2000. GIS in Geosciences, GIS development, V-IV.

Currently as Group Head, Geosciecnes and Disaster Management Studies Group responsible for innovation in teaching, designing of new courses, frontier research and future strategic planning.

As former Head, Geological Disaster Division, SAARC Disaster Management Centre, New Delhi, has contributed significantly in policy, planning, research and capacity building for geological disasters mitigation in South Asia.

Thesis Supervision: Ph. D

  • Geomorphological and environmental investigations of landslides in the Bhagirathi valley (Garhwal Himalaya) by Santosh Sati, Awarded.
  • Geoenvironmental parameter characterization for slope stability assessment in and around Balkhila watershed by Arvind Bhatt, Awarded.
  • Ground deformation studies related to Kashmir earthquake 2005, I. Parvez, Awarded.
  • Geomorphic (mass wasting) process analysis in parts of Alkananda valley, Garhwal Himalaya using Geoinformatics by D.S. Chand, submitted.
  • Landslide hazard zonation mapping in parts of Gharwal Himalaya using remote sensing and GIS by Pradeep Guri, in progress
  • Landslide hazard assessment using satellite derived parameters on Tehri dam reservoir rim area , BhavnaGildhiyal, in progress
  • Crustal deformation and active tectonics in parts of Uttarakhand, Gopal Sharma, in progress
  • Development of Spectral Library and reflectance spectroscopy for mineral exploration in parts of mineral rich belts of Rajasthan, Vivek K. Sengar, in progress

M. Sc/PG Diploma/M. tech/ B. tech project supervision

  • 100 + projects have been supervised

Invited Guest Lectures

  • 110+ presentations have been made at Seminar/Symposia/ Workshops in India, France, Italy, Thailand, Sri Lanka and before several dignitaries including Chairman(s), ISRO, Member of Parliament, Chief Secretaries, Member (National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and many others.

Research Project Execution

  • 18 (16 National + 2 International)