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Introductory course on Remote Sensing for Air Quality Applications

Date 09 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015
Venue ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal
Contact Persons Sebastian Wesselman
Type Training
Programmes Geospatial Solutions, MENRIS

Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people. ICIMOD aims to assist mountain people to understand these changes, adapt to them, and make the most of new opportunities, while addressing upstream-downstream issues.

ICIMOD, through its Mountain Environment Regional Information System (MENRIS) regional programme, has implemented the SERVIR-Himalaya initiative since 2010 with support from USAID and NASA. The main objective of the SERVIR Himalaya initiative is to improve environmental decision making in the HKH region through integration of earth observation information into geospatial tools and applications. The applications make use of most recent technologies and (near real-time) satellite information from NASA's satellite missions and other remote sensing products. Within the framework of SERVIR-Himalaya, a number of science applications have been developed to promote access to high quality, user tailored tools and information services that are focused on thematic areas as agricultural monitoring, land cover and biomass, forest fire detection, disaster management, and air quality monitoring among others.

Objectives
  • Train the partners from national institutions in the regional member countries on use of Remote Sensing for air quality applications 
  • Receive feedback on the SERVIR air quality applications and identify additional needs 
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration 
Expected Outcomes

The participants will acquire knowledge on Remote Sensing applications with particular focus on air quality monitoring.

Expected Participants

The participants of the training course will be from the national institutions in the ICIMOD regional member countries. This technical training is targeted to professionals in the field of air quality and environmental monitoring. To assure gender equity, female participation will be highly encouraged.