Remote Sensing, GIS and Climatic Research Lab

Host University

University of the Punjab, Lahore


The Remote Sensing, GIS and Climatic Research Lab (RSGCRL), University of the Punjab, Lahore shall promote and facilitate education, research activities and collaborations to study and develop GIS and Space Applications with particular emphasis on sustainable development in Pakistan, and cost-effective tools for developing world.

The research and development activities of the lab will contribute towards sustainable development in Pakistan through

(i) Developing a broader analytical base from ground and satellite data for an effective and informed decision making for professional institutions and policy makers, and

(ii) Designing and developing efficient and cost-effective GIS and Space Applications for climate change analyses, and

(iii) Building professional and academic capacity for adaptation/mitigation/prevention strategies to combat climate change, and

(iv) Increasing research and development activities through collaborations with national and international professional organizations

Research Domains

Tools, technologies, and scientific approaches related to GIS and Space Applications would be utilized

Domain 1 – Atmospheric Reactive and Greenhouse Gases

To monitor atmospheric reactive and green-house gases, their transport, and assess their impact on climate change.

Domain 2 – Urban Planning and Solid Waste Management

Urban planning with particular emphasis on solid waste management, gases emissions and their impact on ecology.

Domain 3 – Land-use/Landcover

To assess the Land-use/Landcover (LULC) changes, water crises, and their impact on climate change.

Domain 4 – Natural and Anthropogenic Aerosols

To monitor natural and anthropogenic aerosols, track transboundary aerosols, and assess their radiative impact on climate change.

Focused SDGs

  • Good Health and Wellbeing

  • Quality Education

  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Climate Action
  • Life On Land

Principal Investigator/Lab Director

Dr. Zia ul Haq
Dr. Zia ul HaqUniversity of the Punjab
Phone: 042-99233106-7