Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere – Snow and Glaciers


A regional training course on remote sensing of the cryosphere will develop the capacity of partner institutes in the use of a common regional approach and methodology for snow and glacier mapping, monitoring, and assessment using remote sensing tools and techniques. 

The training aims to provide:

  • common regional approach and methodology for mapping and monitoring of snow and glaciers using remotes sensing techniques;
  • customization of international knowledge for mapping of snow and glaciers for mountain-specific situations; and
  • development of national and regional databases on snow and glaciers adhering to international standards. 

In addition, through the SERVIR-Himalaya initiative, a project of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), training on snow cover modeling using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) will be provided in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA.

The training programme, which is being organized through the Norwegian-funded Cryosphere Monitoring Project, is targeted at professionals working in the fields of cryosphere, water resource management, disasters, and climate change from both government and non-governmental organizations, including academic and research institutions.

Training coordinator

Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya
Remote Sensing Specialist

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