ICIMOD Released SERVIR-Himalaya Datasets to Public

04 Aug 2016

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) released to the public all the datasets produced in the first phase of SERVIR-Himalaya through its Regional Database System (RDS) portal:


The SERVIR-Himalaya (http://www.icimod.org/servir-himalaya) was established in October 2010 as a joint initiative of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and ICIMOD and is one of the four hubs of global SERVIR (http://www.servirglobal.net) program. It aims to improve environmental decision making in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region by developing relevant geospatial applications and creating an enabling environment for the use of geospatial methods and tools to support decision making in the region.

A number of geospatial applications were developed and made accessible to public on ICIMOD’s Mountain GeoPortal (http://geoportal.icimod.org) during the first phase of SERVIR-Himalaya between October 2010 and September 2015. More than 170 datasets on various topics such as glacier, land cover, agriculture, biomass, disaster,  vulnerability, etc. were created in the process. All datasets have now been made available for downloads on ICIMOD’s RDS portal.