Regional Database System

Climate data for all

As a one-stop data portal for the HKH region, our Regional Database System (RDS) portal hosts a variety of datasets such as land cover, meteorological, and biodiversity data from the region. To further aid data availability and discoverability in a data-scarce region, we extend the platform to our partners to make their public datasets available […]

GEO Mountains workshop | Inter- and transdisciplinary mountain data across the Hindu Kush Himalaya: Identifying user requirements and access preferences

We are co-convening a workshop with the Mountain Research Initiative (MRI) and GEO Mountains under the umbrella of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation’s (SDC) Adaptation at Altitude Programme.

HEROES data – weather data from Bhutan – now available for public download

The Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environmental Research (UWICER) has made weather data from Bhutan available for public use. This dataset, collected under UWICER’s Himalayan Rhythms Observation and Evaluation System (HEROES) project, consists of daily and monthly temperature and precipitation data for 2015–2020 derived from weather stations installed in 14 schools across Bhutan. We […]

Open data and shared information

An open data culture and a strong coordinated national spatial data infrastructure among the HKH countries can assist informed decision-making by ensuring that government data is discoverable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable. In 2020, our Regional Database System (RDS) Initiative extended technical support to Bhutan’s Centre for GIS Coordination (CGISC) and National Land Commission Secretariat (NLCS) […]

Unlocking the potential of cloud computing and Earth observation

GEE introduces Bhutan’s government agencies to the possibilities of enhanced data analysis and visualization Advances in cloud computing technology and internet penetration are making Earth observation information accessible to a wider demographic. Google Earth Engine (GEE) – Google’s cloud-based platform for Earth science data and analysis – stores, organizes, and provides access to a wide […]