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In many parts of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region, people live near permafrost or in areas potentially affected by changes in permafrost. Permafrost is ground material (rock or soil) at or below 0 degrees C for two or more years. The surface
ICIMOD Researcher Recognized at the GEWEX Conference
Science and Technology Training in Grindelwald and Tubingen
A three-day training for Bhutanese partners on vulnerability assessment was conducted from 4 to 6 November 2015 at the Department of Forest and Park Services (DoFPS) in Thimphu, Bhutan.
Cryosphere monitoring programme for Bhutan
The University of Zurich and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF), Kathmandu University, and Tribhuvan University conducted a training at Kathmandu University
workshop on ‘Glacier Monitoring in the Himalayas using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)’ was held at ICIMOD on 27 January 2015, followed by demonstrations of the SenseFly eBee UAV and Kathmandu University hexacopter on the Kirtipur cricket
The workshop will focus on existing capabilities to model and assess these changes, mitigation and adaptability strategies in a rapidly changing cryosphere, eco-social sustainability, and the role of the cryosphere in the earth’s future.
In March 2015, the Cryosphere Initiative of ICIMOD and the Centre for Climate Change & Spatial Information (CCCSI) of Sherubtse College in Bhutan jointly organised a week-long workshop on “Application of Geospatial Technology in Climate Change
The objectives of the course were to provide hands on training in processing of satellite data using an integrated approach utilizing geo-spatial and ground based monitoring techniques to address climate change issues and to bring awareness of
This issue contains news, capacity building activities carried out and publications produced by Cryosphere initiative.
Based on the observations of a rapid field visit in June, a team of scientists from ICIMOD will make its way into Langtang Valley 14 – 30 October 2015 to repair benchmark stations damaged by the Nepal Earthquake and subsequent avalanches...