The broad objectives of the Centre as given in the Memorandum and Rules of the association are:

  • To undertake, promote, guide, co-ordinate and aid research and development in the field of remote sensing.
  • To carry out surveys for monitoring and assessment of the entire gamut of natural resources using remote sensing techniques.
  • To carry out special temporal surveys to monitor changing land use and soil patterns, environment, irrigation systems, forest resources, agricultural resources, ground water resources and crop disease surveillance.
  • To develop efficient data acquisition and retrieval system and to act as repository (data bank) of various natural resources data.
  • To provide consultancy services and arrange airborne survey facilities to user agencies on actual cost basis.
  • To act as a nodal organization in respect of formulation and execution of projects on natural resource mapping and monitoring using remote sensing technology.
  • To provide research and developmental support to the teaching and research organizations of the state in specified areas of remote sensing technology.
  • To organize training facilities, lectures, seminars and symposia for advanced study and research in remote sensing technology and its applications.
  • To co-operate and collaborate with other national and overseas institutions and international organizations in the field of remote sensing and allied disciplines.
  • To bring awareness amongst the planners and decision makers regarding role of remote sensing in efficient management of natural resources at state level.