Faculty Specialist and doctoral candidate at Department of Geographical Sciences at University of Maryland. Formerly, worked as a Remote Sensing and GIS Expert at Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, Ministry of Agriculture, New Delhi, where she worked on agriculture monitoring, drought assessment and crop Insurance using combination of microwave and optical satellite data and in-situ ground data. She also served North Eastern Space Application Centre, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) as a Research Scientist where she worked with different projects of disaster risk reduction specifically damages caused to agriculture. At NESAC, she worked with high-resolution unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imageries for precision farming and disaster mitigation. She developed the Google Earth Engine code for time series analysis of river islands, national park, river dynamics studies and study of fisheries. She accomplished one-year internship from Center for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Bengaluru (India), where her research was focused on study of different classification and dimension reduction techniques for classification of Hyperspectral Imageries. She has traveled pan India for studies and fieldwork.  She loves traveling and exploring new places, which she believes, helps to get the creative thoughts, gets you the real life education, and hence broadens the horizons.


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Spatial Information Technology (Geo-Informatics)
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Electronics and Communication Engineering


  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) TC VIII Mid-Term Symposium
  • 2015 NASA-ISRO SAR Mission Applications Workshop: Linking The Applied Science Community to Mission Data
  • Geomatics for Digital India , Jaipur Rajasthan
  • SPIE Asia-Pacific Remote Sensing , New Delhi
  • 38th Asian conference on remote sensing (ACRS) , New Delhi, India
  • Recalling the Great Shillong Earthquake of 12th June 1897: Quest for a Reliable & Effective Mitigation and post disaster strategies
  • Space Technology Inputs for Disaster Risk Reduction with special emphasis on early Warning, Preparedness and Mitigation
  • Geo for Good India , Google Headquarters , Bengaluru


  • Drought Impact on Rice Cultivation Area Reduction, as observed using Multi-date SAR data
  • Rice Flooded Area Assessment in West Bengal and Assam using RISAT-1 SAR data
  • Site suitability Analysis for growing short duration legumes in post kharif rice-rabi fallows
  • A comparative review of dimensionality reduction techniques: In perspective to Hyper spectral Imagery classification
  • Flood Damage Assessment of Kharif Rice Crop Using Geospatial Technology
  • Crop Discrimination Using Spectral, Spatial And Height Variation using Multispectral Sensor Onboard Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
  • Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in Disaster Support
  • Assessment of agricultural condition in North Eastern States of India

Research Topics

  • Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
  • Human Dimensions of Global Change - Coupled Human and Natural Systems
  • Land Cover - Land Use Change
  • Carbon, Vegetation Dynamics and Landscape-Scale Processes
  • National
    Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast center , Ministry of Agriculture , New Delhi
  • National
    North Eastern Space Application Center
  • National
    Indian Space Research Organization
  • State
    Haryana Space Application Centre
Meghavi Prashanani
4600 River Road, Suite 309A3 (send mail to 2181 LeFrak)
Department of Geographical Sciences
meghavi [at] umd.edu