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As a result of the efforts of the ICIMOD team, flight preparation times were significantly reduced and the reliability of reaching destinations increased, thereby increasing the number of successful flights per helicopter per day.

Nepal Army hangar to support rescue and relief flight planning. Using satellite remote sensing and GIS technology, ICIMOD helped to identify and

The ICIMOD team brought in Google Earth on big screens, helped find destinations, helped identify and evaluate destination landing sites for different helicopters, mapped potential flight paths, and provided elevation information to calculate load

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The year 2015 was a memorable year for many reasons. The earthquakes on 25 April and 12 May that affected Nepal and neighbouring countries also disrupted operations at ICIMOD. However, the way ICIMOD and its partners responded will be something that

ICIMOD’s strong response to the Gorkha Earthquake was recognized in 2015 with the ESRI Humanitarian Award, which honoured ICIMOD for the quick, targeted and effective way in which its local responders and global experts were brought together to

2015 Gorkha earthquake


Discussing a number of lessons learnt, this series of articles argue for a holistic approach to disaster preparedness and recovery, mainly focusing on the significance of livelihoods recovery. The authors also highlight the importance of cooperation

An international team of experts supported by ICIMOD also examined the condition of Nepal’s most dangerous glacial lakes. Some members of the Task Force undertook a special assessment of the Langtang valley...

Knowledge generation and use

lack of youth to help with rescue and reconstruction mean that, in practice,

Integrating disaster resilience in ecosystems management

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Research and Training Expedition to Yala Glacier in Nepal Builds the Capacity of Partners and Students

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Glacier hydrologists, glaciologists and other experts working in related fields at ICIMOD and its partner institutes work regularly at high altitudes (between 4,000 to 6,000 meters) to collect data on glacier mass balance, snow, weather and