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02 Jul, 2018
The monitoring of glaciers and glacial lakes in Afghanistan is at a nascent stage. While a few studies on glaciers in Afghanistan based on topographic maps do exist, analysing glacier outlines from such maps is difficult and has its fair share of uncertainties.
09 Apr, 2018
Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a cloud-computing platform used for powerful remote sensing analysis across space and time. It can be used for large- and small-scale scientific analysis and visualization of geospatial datasets to store, organize, and access satellite images and geospatial datasets.
09 Mar, 2018
Forests play a vital role in combating climate change and mitigating its effects. In Nepal, they are a source of livelihood for the country’s growing population. With impacts on forests growing due to climate change, forest degradation, and deforestation...
10 Feb, 2018
Miss Tech Nepal is an annual national competition designed by women to engage women in technology. Organized by the Robotics Association of Nepal (RAN) and partners, the event generates ideas to address issues faced by women using technology. The event is supported by the American Embassy in Nepal through its Girls in Tech program.
22 Jan, 2018
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting is the largest earth and space science meeting that brings together science communities from across the globe in the pursuit of high quality science and knowledge, working to ensure a sustainable future.
30 Nov, 2017
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) recently launched a new online Food Security Information System to map and visualize patterns of food security, poverty and malnutrition in Nepal.
22 Nov, 2017
Floods are a common and often major disaster event in the Hindu Kush Himalaya during the monsoon season. The advent of the monsoon in June and over the next three months brings with it floods and landslides in the region. The Daily Star in Bangladesh reports that 20 districts in Bangladesh have been flooded, with an additional nine in danger of inundation.
10 Nov, 2017
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) hosted a meeting to facilitate the implementation of the Himalayan Global Earth Observation System of Systems (Himalayan GEOSS) at its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal in August 2017.
19 Jul, 2017
Floods are a major disaster in the Hindu Kush Himalaya during monsoon season. Timely and accurate mapping of floods is important for efficient and effective management of relief activities. It can help reduce loss and damage due to floods.
30 Jun, 2017
The current and future impact of climate change on water availability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is a great concern, and is important to understand for better planning of water resources. Hydrological models provide insight into different parts...