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In an effort to scale up climate-smart technologies and practices piloted in Barshong Gewog through the Local 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) for Tsirang, Bhutan, the Support to Rural Livelihoods and Climate Change Adaptation in the Himalaya (Himalica)
Economic valuation of ecosystem services
Capacity-building Study Tour to China as a Part of the Cryosphere Monitoring Project
On her desk, Gunjan Silwal is engrossed in her computer, analyzing glacier mass balance data, working on figures and graphs which to the untrained eyes look rather like scribblings on a toddler’s drawing book. But to the trained eyes, these are
trained in GIS & remote sensing 06 Nov 2013 Training on forest cover change and carbon flux 22 Oct 2013 Training on remote sensing-based monitoring and assessment 17 Oct 2013 Demonstration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle 12 Sep 2013
Using remote sensing imagery from Google Earth, experts identify flat areas of land, after which potential landing sites are chosen and mapped based on the proximity to affected settlement areas...
Winter in the Hindu Kush Himalayas usually lasts from December to February. During this time many low-land areas and valleys experience short durations of morning fog...
Eight organizations awarded small grants for research to support environmental decision making
ICIMOD Hosts Workshop to Improve Forest Fire Management in the Region
On 25 April 2015 an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck Nepal near the historic town of Gorkha. The earthquake caused numerous landslides and triggered avalanches that caused widespread damage, although much less than what would be expected
16–20 May 2011: National Workshop cum Advance Training on Use of Geo-informatics for Mapping and Modelling Forest Carbon Stocks in Nepal
The Comprehensive Assessment of the HKH Region: Actions to Sustain a Global Asset, conducted as part of the larger Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP) programme, is building strong momentum. A writeshop was held in late
Dignitaries and scientists gathered for a workshop 14th August 2015 at the Department of Hydro-Met Services (DHMS), in Thimphu, Bhutan to disseminate preliminary findings of the DHMS-lead field expedition to investigate recent glacial lake outburst
Across the Hindu Kush Himalayas, forest fires are devastating to local communities and ecosystems, and are a huge challenge for forest managers. The first challenge to stopping forest fires is getting accurate and timely information, including...
ICIMOD met partners from China, Pakistan and Tajikistan in Kathmandu, Nepal on 28-29 April 2016 to discuss and finalize the protocol for the assessment and measurement of rangeland resources. The protocol will guide field level activities in the
Researchers from Sichuan University, China visited the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal 18-22 April 2016 to discuss updates on mapping of significant sites along ‘Kailash Kora’, the outer walking route
11 April: ISPRS WG VI/4 – ISRS International Workshop on Multinational Geomatics Capacity Building – Achievements and Challenges
Forest biomass is the sum of the above ground living organic material contained in trees, which is expressed as dry weight per unit area. Forest carbon trading has gained attention in recent years, for which practical methods for estimating forest