Accomplishments

Accomplishments/Achievements

(i). The Centre has coordinated the National Space Research and Development Agency and Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (NASRDA/AAUA) joint project on “Sustainable Optimum Cocoa production using Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) Techniques”.  The research pulled together seasoned plant and earth scientists, and other scientists in the field of space and environmental sciences in the university.

(ii). The Centre is also required to coordinate activities of Nigerian Environmental and Climate Observation Programme (NECOP). NECOP is a collaborative project between the University and the Centre for Basic Space Science – a subsidiary Agency of NASRDA. Under this project, the Centre for Basic Space Science (CBSS) has installed equipment worth several millions of naira in the University while the University provided only the installation fund. The University through the use of the equipment can now participate in the Nigerian Environmental and Climate Observation Programme (NECOP) which is a global research network on the atmospheric and climate data generation for educational and research purposes. The equipment is currently functioning and providing real time data on various environmental and climatic parameters.

(iii).  Exhibition and Presentation of Posters at University Convocations.

(iv). Publication of numerous research findings in reputable and high impact factor  international scientific journals across the globe.

(v). Capacity building/training of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the use of relevant apps softwares in the Centre.

(vi). Design and construction of a digitized telemetry weather monitoring station

(vii). Design and implementation of Mini FM transmitting station on Campus

(viii). Research proposals in the field of space, energy and environmental endeavours.

Needs/Requirements for Optimum Performance

Understanding that Agriculture is a dominant occupation of the people of Ondo State especially cocoa, providing income and employment opportunities for over seventy-five per cent of the population; recognising the role of Space Science and Technology as bedrock for sustainable Agricultural development necessary for socio-economic and industrial development of Ondo State and enhancement of the quality of life of its people in the Rural Urban Areas; realising that there is increase demand for agricultural products caused by population growth, thus, for sustainable optimum cocoa production in Ondo State, there is need for the use of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques which will help on the establishment/equipment of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) laboratory in the University for the analysis of the Data Collection for the continuity of the project.

However, the Centre is in its new building complex with laboratories dedicated for the three key areas of research – space, energy and environmental. The Centre requires robust grant/funds for research to facilitate the implementation of projects.