The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is pleased to announce an open call for participants in a training workshop on glacier hydrological monitoring and assessment to be held in Kathmandu and Langtang Valley, Nepal, from 21 April to 12 May 2014. The training workshop has been made possible through the generous assistance of the Regional Environment, Science, Technology and Health Office for South Asia at the US Embassy in Kathmandu, and with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu.
The training aims to bring together international scientific experts and early-career scientists from ICIMOD regional member countries to discuss approaches, problems, and advances in the monitoring of glacier hydrological resources. Through background theory and problem-based learning, the participants will develop understanding of the complexities of monitoring and assessing glacier water resources in the Himalayas, and will build collaborations with other early-career researchers in the region.
Participants will spend five days in Kathmandu discussing theoretical and practical concepts related to the development of glacier hydrological research networks, and the health and safety aspects of high altitude glacier field work. Sixteen days will be spent in Langtang Valley conducting field work with ICIMOD staff and visiting scientists as part of the Cryosphere Monitoring Project.
Note: We are no longer accepting applications.