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River Basins and Cryosphere
08 October 2022 to
16 October 2022
Through our Cryosphere Initiative, we are organising field-based glacier monitoring training for our partners on Ghulkin and Passu glaciers in Hunza, Pakistan. The training aims to strengthen the capacity of participants from universities and research institutes in Pakistan to independently conduct field-based glacier monitoring. The training sessions will familiarise participants with different aspects of glacier fieldwork and will strengthen participants’ ability to produce and analyse glacier data.
We previously conducted theoretical glacier monitoring trainings in Islamabad, Pakistan, in 2019, 2020, and March 2022. This training is a continuation of these previous trainings.
Faculty members, students, and early-career researchers in at universities and research institutes will participate in the training. We will invite approximately 10–12 participants who participated in the theoretical training in March 2022 to participate in this field-based training. These participants were from our partner agencies and students who applied through an open call. We will ensure gender balance in the participants selected from the open call.
The training sessions will cover the following:
The participants are expected to use their new skills for cryosphere monitoring in the HKH region and to develop their own cryosphere monitoring programmes with a solid understanding of the results and implications of such programmes.
We will follow up with participants regarding further support for their research on glacier monitoring and research in the region. In addition, we will ask participants to fill out a post-training survey that will help improve and tailor future capacity-building trainings.
Travel from Islamabad to Hunza
Opening remarks – TBC
Welcome remarks – TBC
Programme overview – Sher Muhammad, Remote Sensing Specialist, ICIMOD
Introduction of resource persons and participants
Travel from Hunza to Islamabad
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