We invite partners, stakeholders, and alumni to the public launch event of the Regional Land Cover Monitoring System (RLCMS) for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, where we will be showcasing the web-based RLCMS and releasing the annual land cover data (2000–2018).
The rapid penetration of Earth observation (EO) and geospatial information technology (GIT) across various disciplines has enabled their widespread adoption in planning sectors, resource management, and sustainable development. However, EO and GIT concepts are still rudimentary or nonexistent in school curriculums across the HKH region.
Being able to anticipate adverse events before actual occurrence and taking proactive actions to alleviate consequences are the basis for effective risk reduction and resilience strategies.
This is the first-ever report providing comprehensive information about the status of glaciers in all of Afghanistan in four time periods and changes in them over a 25-year period from a single and consistent data source. The study deployed a semi-automatic method, using Landsat images from 2015 to map glaciers. For a higher accuracy of the decadal glacier data, glaciers in decadal time periods – 1990, 2000, and 2010 – were mapped by overlaying glacier boundaries for 2015 against Landsat images of these respective years (and manually editing them where necessary).
This report demonstrates the shrinking, retreating, and fragmenting of glaciers in Afghanistan, which would directly and adversely impact the long-term availability of freshwater. The information and database provided here will be useful for integrated water resource management and glacial hazards and risk management in the country. It will also help understand the impacts of climate change on glaciers, and its effects on mountain ecosystems and downstream riparian areas of the country in terms of water availability.
Experts working within the SERVIR-HKH Initiative at ICIMOD investigated the 2018 Panjshir flood using remotely sensed imagery...
Interactive visualisation of the highest mountain peaks of the world that are above 8,000 meter from sea level.
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This story map describes how farmers are demoralized by the problems that they are facing in the field.
SERVIR connects space to village by helping developing countries use satellite data to address challenges in food security, water resources, weather and climate, land use, and natural disasters. A partnership of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and leading technical organizations, SERVIR develops innovative solutions to improve livelihoods and foster self-reliance in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Read More
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