Broadening the horizons for women researchers in Nepal

10 Jan 2022

This piece is part of a series of reflective blogs written by women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan who ...


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14 May 2021


Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council and Partners to Collaborate on Strengthening Climate Services for Drought Monitoring

30 Aug 2017

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement ...


Cryosphere Research Capacity Building in Afghanistan

28 Mar 2017

A training course titled “Application of Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the Mapping and Monitoring of ...


SERVIR-supported students honoured at Annual Research Symposium

4 Sep 2014

Kezang Gaden and Tenzin have made their college proud by winning the Best Student Presenter award and first runner-up prize, ...


Consultation workshop: Sub-national biophysical forest indicators for sustainable forest management and revenue sharing in Nepal

3 Jun 2024

About the workshop The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Forest Research and Training Centre (FRTC) are jointly ...


Talk programme: Earth Science to Action: How NASA connects space to village

3 May 2024

Register here About the programme This talk programme will highlight NASA’s Earth observation and satellite technology, showcasing how these tools ...


Regional training: Air quality monitoring and prediction: Leveraging advanced remote sensing and numerical modelling techniques

1 May 2024

Agenda About the training The SERVIR-HKH Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organising a two-day ...


Training: Air quality monitoring and prediction using earth observation and numerical modelling techniques

30 Apr 2024

About the training The SERVIR-HKH Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organising a two-day training ...


Workshop: Air quality monitoring and prediction using earth observation and numerical modelling

30 Apr 2024

About the training The SERVIR-HKH Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is organising a one-day workshop ...


Training workshop on Earth observation for improving forest carbon estimation and degradation monitoring in Bangladesh

17 Apr 2024

Agenda About the training Within the framework of SERVIR-HKH, Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) and ICIMOD are jointly organising a training ...


Training: Capacity building on Earth observation and GIT for in-season crop mapping, yield estimation, and damage assessment

5 Apr 2024

Download Agenda About the training The Geographic Information System (GIS) and Statistics Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock ...


Field orientation and data collection for wheat crop mapping using EO technology

27 Feb 2024

About the training The GIS and Statistics Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), Nepal and ICIMOD’s ...


Capacity building on Earth observation and GIT for in-season crop mapping and damage assessment

26 Jan 2024

Organiser: MoALD in collaboration with ICIMOD About the training The GIS and Statistics Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and ...


On-the-job training: Geo-information and remote sensing technology and its uses in in-season crop mapping and damage assessment

17 Aug 2023

About the training The GIS and Statistics Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD), Nepal and ICIMOD’s ...


Training workshop on improving forest carbon estimation and degradation monitoring in Nepal

17 Jul 2023

About the training Our SERVIR-HKH Initiative and SilvaCarbon are organising a training workshop on improving forest carbon estimation and degradation ...


Training: Digitisation of field data for sub-national biophysical forest indicators in Nepal

14 Jun 2023

About the workshop ICIMOD is organising a week-long training on the digitisation of field data. The Government of Nepal (GoN) ...


Training on leveraging GIS applications for climate services and decision making in Bangladesh

29 May 2023

About the training Our SERVIR-HKH initiative is collaborating with GIZ-Bangladesh to organise this training on geographic information system (GIS) applications ...


Four grantees awarded under the SERVIR-HKH Small Grants Programme

7 Feb 2023

We have awarded grants to four institutions to implement projects in Nepal and Pakistan under our SERVIR-HKH Small Grants Programme. ...


Satellite data to aid the development of a landslide monitoring and forecasting system for Nepal

19 Jan 2023

Nepal faces a double whammy of floods and landslides every year. Often considered a secondary hazard, landslides are usually triggered ...


Bangladesh can look to free satellite images to map its future

17 Jan 2023

This article first appeared on The Daily Sun on 15 January 2023 and is available here. Another version in Bengali ...


A steep climb to cleaner air in South Asia

13 Dec 2022

This piece was first published on appliedsciences.nasa.gov on 27 October 2022. In the Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountain ranges, the ...


Can spatial land-use planning help overcome environmental and development challenges in the CHT?

20 Nov 2022

This article first appeared on The Daily Sun on 18 November 2022 and is available here. The pristine, verdant slopes ...


Impact of the 2022 floods on agriculture in Pakistan’s Sindh Province

9 Sep 2022

The impact of the 2022 floods on Pakistan’s rural communities and agriculture has been devastating, resulting in the loss of ...


Production workshop on the development of the National Land Cover Monitoring System for Nepal

31 Aug 2022

About the workshop We are organising a production workshop focused on the technology transfer and capacity building of the Forest ...


Land Cover Monitoring System for Nepal Launched

21 Aug 2022

Kathmandu, 22 April: The Forest Research and Training Centre (FRTC) is pleased to announce the launch of Nepal’s National Land ...


High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) – Bhutan

25 Jul 2022

The High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) for Bhutan uses a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model and the Global Precipitation Measurement ...


High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) – Bangladesh

25 Jul 2022

The High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) for Bangladesh uses a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model and the Global Precipitation Measurement ...


High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) – Nepal

25 Jul 2022

The High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) for Nepal uses a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model and the Global Precipitation Measurement ...


Managing seeds and agricultural losses in the wake of extreme climate events: Lessons from Nepal

5 Jul 2022

Assessment of floods in Nepal in October 2021, which affected seed availability, gives clues about actions to mitigate the impact ...


2nd Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought and Climate Services for Food Security and Agricultural Decision Making in South and Southeast Asia

3 Jun 2022

Organizers: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Register here About the event As ...


Underpinning flood preparedness in Bangladesh

11 May 2022

Bangladesh’s Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC), under the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), shoulders a gargantuan task. In April ...


Seasonal water outlook and implications for farmers in the Indus basin

6 May 2022

The cryosphere – snow, ice, and permafrost – is an important source of water in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. Observed ...


Bangladesh Meteorological Department adopts HIWAT for more accurate forecasts

21 Apr 2022

On 30 March 2022, the Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD) launched the High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) at its headquarters in ...


National Land Cover Monitoring System of Nepal

20 Apr 2022

EXPLORE APPLICATION Nepal’s National Land Cover Monitoring System (NLCMS) was developed by the Forest Research and Training Centre (FRTC) with ...


Building better land data in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

25 Feb 2022

This blog was first published on ClimateLinks on 2 February 2022 and is available here. With rapidly growing cities, high ...


SERVIR-HKH Small Grants Programme

14 Feb 2022

SECTION I) Programme description II) Award information III) Eligibility information IV) Application and submission information V) Application review information VI) ...


Refresher training on using GIS for monitoring forest cover change and carbon stocks

19 Jan 2022

About the training ICIMOD’s SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) initiative and the REDD Implementation Centre (REDD IC) at the Ministry ...


Closing the STEM gender gap: Training women in geospatial information technology

10 Jan 2022

Earth observation (EO) and geospatial information technology (GIT) are steadily making inroads across major disciplines of study, and this has ...


Fulfilling a deferred dream

10 Jan 2022

This piece is part of a series of reflective blogs written by women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan who ...


Empowering women educators in Bhutan

10 Jan 2022

This piece is part of a series of reflective blogs written by women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan who ...


GIT training opens up new avenues for Bangladeshi women

10 Jan 2022

This piece is part of a series of reflective blogs written by women from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan who ...


Improving food security in the Indo-Gangetic Basin using satellite data

5 Jan 2022

Global food security is a complex issue and is expected to worsen due to population growth and other emerging issues ...


Training on High Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit

16 Dec 2021

About the training In collaboration with the Institute of Remote Sensing and GIS, Jahangirnagar University, we are organizing a technical ...


Orientation workshop on flood inundation monitoring service using SAR data

13 Dec 2021

About the workshop In collaboration with the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC)/Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) in Bangladesh, we ...


Regional Land Cover Monitoring System for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

28 Sep 2021

EXPLORE APPLICATION The Regional Land Cover Monitoring System (RLCMS) for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region is an operational service ...


Launch event: Regional Land Cover Monitoring System for the Hindu Kush Himalaya

15 Sep 2021

About the event We invite partners, stakeholders, and alumni to the public launch event of the Regional Land Cover Monitoring ...


Developing an Earth observation-based landslide monitoring and forecast system: Ongoing efforts and future perspectives in Nepal

7 Sep 2021

ICIMOD’s SERVIR-HKH Initiative, a joint initiative of USAID and NASA, is working on developing a landslide monitoring and forecast system ...


Crop mapping and zoning for strengthening sustainable agricultural practices and policy support through Earth observation applications in Pakistan

7 Sep 2021

About the workshop Capitalizing on recent advancements in artificial intelligence, Earth Observation big data, and cloud-computing platforms, the Pakistan Agricultural ...


SERVIR flood inundation mapping service

7 Sep 2021

About the workshop The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks are organizing an ...


Regional knowledge forum on Early warning for floods and high-impact weather events

23 Jul 2021

Regional knowledge forum on Early warning for floods and high-impact weather events 22–23 October 2019 | ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal Background ...


Call for Abstracts Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought: Earth Observation and Climate Services for Food

23 Jul 2021

Call for Abstracts The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), under the ...


Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought

23 Jul 2021

Regional Knowledge Forum on Drought Earth Observation and Climate Services for Food Security and Agricultural Decision Making in South and ...


High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT)

29 Jun 2021

The High-Impact Weather Assessment Toolkit (HIWAT) uses a mesoscale numerical weather prediction model and the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) constellation ...


Rajesh Bahadur Thapa

23 Jun 2021

I provide scientific leadership to the Geospatial Solutions Theme and lead the Science and Data Theme under the SERVIR-HKH initiative ...


Sudan Bikash Maharjan

23 Jun 2021

Sudan Bikash Maharjan joined ICIMOD as a Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst in September 2009 and is ...


Sajana Maharjan

23 Jun 2021

As a Remote Sensing and Geo-information Analyst with our Geospatial Solutions Theme, my role is to research, collect and integrate data ...


Natural coastal land expansion offers hope to low-lying Bangladesh

3 May 2021

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world – almost three times as dense as India. ...


Monitoring Snow Water Equivalent (SWE) for estimating snow water volume in the HKH region

26 Apr 2021

Background The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) contains the largest reservoir of ice and snow outside the Earth’s polar ice sheets. ...


Using GIS for monitoring forest cover change and carbon stocks

5 Apr 2021

Background Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD+) is an approach to address conservation, sustainable management ...


Charting a new path for SAR applications in the HKH

19 Mar 2021

An RGB representation (VH as a red band, VH as a green band, and VH/VV as a blue band) of ...


Training workshop on satellite remote sensing-supported crop mapping and associated field data collection

2 Mar 2021

Background The UN Sustainable Development Goal 2 (“zero hunger”) aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and ...


Task group meeting on AOGEO Task Group 9: Himalayan GEOSS

22 Feb 2021

Background In October 2019, the GEO Ministerial Summit formally announced Himalayan Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) as Task ...


Bridging the Technology Gender Gap in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

3 Dec 2020

  This blog was first published in Climate Links on 2 December 2020. Resource people and participants involved in the ...


The power of data for Nepal’s farmers

13 Nov 2020

This op-ed was first published in the print edition of The Himalayan Times on 6 November 2020. Data has become a ...


Looking to the skies: Women in Pakistan learn to integrate geospatial information technology into their fields

8 Sep 2020

  After successfully conducting the empowering women in geospatial information technology (GIT) training in Nepal, we rolled out the virtual ...


Looking to the skies: Women in Pakistan learn to integrate geospatial information technology into their fields

8 Sep 2020

After successfully conducting the empowering women in geospatial information technology (GIT) training in Nepal, we rolled out the virtual training ...


Empowering women in geospatial information technology – Pakistan

14 Jul 2020

Frequent transformative developments in the fields of Earth observation (EO) and geospatial information technology (GIT) build more possibilities in the ...


Consultation meeting on the Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System’s seasonal outlook

11 Jun 2020

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifies droughts as one of the major climate risks ...


Virtually empowering women in Nepal with geospatial skills during the COVID-19 lockdown

5 Jun 2020

Twenty-five women from across Nepal and Australia joined in on morning conference calls for four days in May 2020 with ...


Lessons from a remote sensing stint in Afghanistan

13 Mar 2020

When my supervisor asked me if I wanted to work on a project that would require me to travel frequently ...


Expanding remote-sensing and machine-learning knowledge at the AGU Fall Meeting 2019

18 Feb 2020

Attending the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a huge opportunity for a geospatial scientist. The annual AGU Fall Meeting is ...


Knowledge forum calls for regional cooperation on early warning for floods and high-impact weather events

6 Dec 2019

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is no stranger to water- and weather-induced hazards. Every year, these disasters result in ...


Knowledge forum calls for regional cooperation on early warning for floods and high-impact weather events

6 Dec 2019

The Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region is no stranger to water- and weather-induced hazards. Every year, these disasters result in ...


Stakeholder consultation workshop on SERVIR-HKH early warning systems for flood and extreme weather: Achievements and way forward

24 Oct 2019

SERVIR connects space to village by helping developing countries use satellite data to address challenges in food security, water resources, ...


Progress review of annual land cover maps of Nepal (2000–2018): Data pre-release for open review

23 Aug 2019

Nepal’s forestry sector prioritizes reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) and associated activities. The Government of Nepal’s REDD ...


Regional drought outlook system for South Asia launched

30 Jul 2019

Droughts do not harm immediately. Their impact on lives and productive assets is gradual, which is perhaps why they do ...


SAARC regional training workshop on Earth observation and climate data analysis for agricultural drought monitoring in South Asia

29 Jul 2019

ICIMOD is collaborating with meteorological and agricultural institutions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) through its SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya ...


Training teachers as change agents for Earth observation and geospatial information technology

12 Jul 2019

New paradigms in Earth observation (EO) science and advancements in geospatial information technology (GIT)–enhanced by the omnipresence of the internet–have ...


Training on land cover monitoring using GEE in Bangladesh

10 May 2019

Inaugural session of the training underway (Photo: Kabir Uddin/ICIMOD) The Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD) analyzes and uses land cover data ...


Glacier Dynamics Application for Afghanistan

8 Jan 2019

Glaciers are natural renewable solid reservoirs of freshwater and the only source of freshwater in the high mountains during the ...


Workshop Explores Use of Earth Observation Technologies to Support Agriculture and Food Security Programmes in Pakistan

3 Jan 2019

    Earth observation (EO) technologies have tremendous potential in supporting the implementation of long-term and large-scale research and development ...


Regional Drought Forum Calls for Cooperation in Sharing Information on Natural Hazards

11 Oct 2018

(Kathmandu, 10 October 2018) Increasing frequency and severity of droughts have affected agriculture, food security, and the livelihoods of millions ...


Forest fire detection and monitoring in Nepal

23 Aug 2018

Forest fires have adverse ecological and economic effects and are a major concern in many countries, including Nepal. During the ...


Consultation Workshop on Watershed Characterization and Rangeland Monitoring Support System in Afghanistan

3 Jul 2018

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Afghanistan, ...


Afghanistan launches its first comprehensive glacier database

2 Jul 2018

The monitoring of glaciers and glacial lakes in Afghanistan is at a nascent stage. While a few studies on glaciers ...


Training of Trainers (ToT) Workshop on Google Earth Engine

4 Jun 2018

The International Centre for Integrated MountainDevelopment (ICIMOD), in partnership with theInstitute of Remote Sensing, JahangirnagarUniversity (IRS-JU), will conduct a five-day ...


Training on Remote Sensing of Snow Water Resources in the HKH Region

14 May 2018

There is no remote sensing instrument to monitor snow water equivalent at useful spatial and/or temporal resolutions in the Hindu ...


Capacity building on Earth observation leads to Afghanistan’s first glacier inventory

18 Apr 2018

Glaciers are a key indicator of climate change. Understanding past and present glacier behavior and analyzing possible changes help us ...


Training Workshop on the Use of Satellite Data Products for Drought Monitoring

15 Apr 2018

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)–Bangladesh, in collaboration with ...


Google Earth Engine Training Workshop Gives Exposure to Professionals and Students in Mapping Our Rapidly Changing World

13 Apr 2018

Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a cloud-computing platform used for powerful remote sensing analysis across space and time. It can ...


Training Workshop on Google Earth Engine 2018

9 Apr 2018

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will conduct a five-day training workshop on the Google Earth Engine (GEE) ...


The Agriculture Information Portal

3 Apr 2018

The Agriculture Information Portal (AIP) provides a gateway to geo-information data and application tools. The AIP facilitates the sharing of ...


Agriculture Atlas of Nepal

2 Apr 2018

Agriculture is one of the important livelihood sector in the HKH region and provides a substantial proportion of rural income ...


Consultation Workshop on System Design and Methodology Framework for Climate Resilient Forest Management in Nepal

9 Mar 2018

SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya The SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) initiative of ICIMOD connects space to villages by generating geospatial ...


Regional Training on Synthetic Aperture Radar for Mapping of Forest Degradation and Deforestation

12 Feb 2018

The SERVIR-Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) and REDD+ initiatives of ICIMOD, in collaboration with SilvaCarbon, are organizing a five-day regional training ...


SERVIR-HKH presents on Agriculture and Drought Monitoring at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

22 Jan 2018

The American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting is the largest earth and space science meeting that brings together science communities from ...


Status of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

18 Jan 2018

The comprehensive baseline information on the glaciers of the entire Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region have been organized by major ...


WFP and ICIMOD renew agreement to improve food security monitoring in Nepal

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 ...


On-the-job Training on WebGIS and Application Development

11 Sep 2017

Within the framework of the global SERVIR program, the overall objective of SERVIR-HKH is to increase sustainable use of Earth ...


Training Workshop on Google Earth Engine

20 Aug 2017

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with the Institute of Remote Sensing, Jahangirnagar University (IRS-JU), will ...


Consultation and User Engagement Workshop for the Collaborative Development of Agricultural Drought Monitoring Services in Bangladesh

17 Aug 2017

The northern region of Bangladesh has been facing increasing agricultural droughts which can lead to reduce the productivity of farming ...


Regional Training on Hydrological Modelling in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

30 Jun 2017

The current and future impact of climate change on water availability in the Hindu Kush Himalaya is a great concern, ...


Consultation Workshop on Localizing Earth Observation Data Products for Agro-Climatic Services

23 Jun 2017

The Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) project, Building Resilience to Climate Related Hazards, Ministry of Population and Environment (MOPE), ...


ICIMOD Conducts First Training on Google Earth Engine (GEE) in Nepal

7 Jun 2017

Thirty-eight participants—13 of them women—from Nepal and Kenya, convened for a four-day training workshop on the Google Earth Engine (GEE) ...


International Space Apps Challenge in Kathmandu, Nepal

2 Jun 2017

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), home to SERVIR-Hindu Kush Himalaya (SERVIR-HKH) in Nepal, and Mercy Corps Nepal ...


Training Workshop on Google Earth Engine

22 May 2017

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with Google Earth Engine Outreach, will conduct a four-day training ...


Regional Training on Glacio-hydrological Modelling in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

16 May 2017

The Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) is highly dynamic as there are many socioeconomic and environmental drivers of change at play, ...


SERVIR Applied Science Team-Stakeholder Workshop

20 Apr 2017

The workshop will bring together members of the SERVIR Applied Science Team (AST) and select partners from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, ...


Training on Sentinel Satellites Data Analysis

30 Jan 2017

The Sentinel Program is a joint effort between the European Space Agency and the European Commission to replace and/or continue ...


Regional Training Workshop on Climate Data Analysis for Drought Monitoring in South Asia

21 Nov 2016

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) identifies drought as one of the major climate risks ...


SERVIR HKH Workshop in Islamabad

22 Feb 2016

A one day Country Consultation workshop on SERVIR Hindu Kush Himalaya Needs Assessment was jointly organised with Pakistan Council of ...


Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), open source software and piloting in REDD site

15 Oct 2015

Forest biomass is the sum of the above ground living organic material contained in trees, which is expressed as dry ...


Implementation of JASON-2 flood forecasting system

4 Oct 2015

Bangladesh is one of the world’s most vulnerable regions to floods, which kill and displace a huge number of people ...


Landslide early warning system for Chittagong Metropolitan area, Bangladesh

24 Sep 2015

Every year, the rainy season in the Chittagong Metropolitan Area (CMA), Bangladesh brings news of human causalities and property damage ...


Improved methods to measure forest above-ground biomass in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region through satellites

24 Sep 2015

The study of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) for estimating the carbon stock in each tree is important, as it is ...


Helping flood information reach communities

24 Sep 2015

Strengthening the capacity of satellite-based flood forecasting using near real time Jason-2 satellite altimeter data under SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, ...


Landslide early warning system for Chittagong Metropolitan area, Bangladesh

24 Sep 2015

  Every year, the rainy season in the Chittagong Metropolitan Area (CMA), Bangladesh brings news of human causalities and property ...


Nepal’s Digital Agriculture Atlas Launched

22 Sep 2015

The Digital Agriculture Atlas of Nepal takes data closer to decision makers by providing a one-stop shop for information related ...


Participatory GIS for building community resilience

13 Sep 2015

Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing ...


SERVIR’s new science in forest fire management gets wider acceptance

13 Sep 2015

The South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE) intervention on forest fire, with support from ICIMOD’s SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, has two ...


Using SERVIR science to identify water storage options in Bangladesh

13 Sep 2015

In Bangladesh, where numerous tributaries from the Himalayas meet the Bay of Bengal, flooding is not uncommon. However, despite the ...


Improved methods to measure forest above-ground biomass in the HKH region

13 Sep 2015

The study of forest above-ground biomass (AGB) for estimating the carbon stock in each tree is important, as it is ...


Crowd sourcing for agriculture, food security and brick kiln data

9 Sep 2015

The project ‘Engaging Local Citizens to Map Environmental, Agriculture and Food Security Data’ explores the use of free and open ...


Expanding Commercial banana production in Nepal

9 Sep 2015

Using ecological niche modelling to guide farmers and the Government of Nepal. Banana is a high-value agricultural product and a ...


Launch of Digital Agriculture Atlas of Nepal

26 Aug 2015

The Digital Agriculture Atlas of Nepal prepared jointly by the Ministry of Agriculture Development (MOAD) and the International Centre for ...


Participatory GIS for building community resilience

26 Aug 2015

Over the years, the approach to natural disasters has changed from response and relief to risk reduction, with policy focusing ...


Learning to use SERVIR tools and MODIS products

10 Aug 2015

The SERVIR-Himalaya Initiative of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) organized a five-day training on SERVIR science applications ...


SERVIR’s new science in forest fire management gets wider acceptance

24 Jul 2015

The South Asian Forum for Environment (SAFE) intervention on forest fire,with support from ICIMOD’s SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme, has two strong mandates: ...


Expanding commercial banana production in Nepal

23 Jul 2015

Using ecological niche modelling to guide farmers and the Government of Nepal. Banana is a high-value agricultural product and a ...


SERVIR-Himalaya project outcome promises impact in the field

14 Jul 2015

Under its SERVIR-Himalaya Initiative, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has supported 14 research grants and small scale ...


Final workshop for SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants and Small Scale Applications

1 Jul 2015

The SERVIR-Himalaya programme works in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region to build capacity of regional institutions including governments, non-government, ...


Enhancing community preparedness in forest fire management in Nepal

1 Jul 2015

Community members from Pragati, Jamuna, and Jana Pragati community forests in the Kayar Khola watershed of Nepal can now successfully ...


Enhancing community preparedness in forest fire management in Nepal

1 Jul 2015

Community members from Pragati, Jamuna, and Jana Pragati community forests in the Kayar Khola watershed of Nepal can now successfully ...


SERVIR-Himalaya hosts SERVIR Hub Exchange Programme

27 Mar 2015

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) hosted the SERVIR Hub Exchange Programme from 10–13 March 2015. During the ...


SERVIR-Himalaya Grantees present their preliminary findings

23 Dec 2014

The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Institute of Water Modelling (IWM) successfully concluded a two-day midterm ...


Call for Applications: SERVIR Himalaya Youth Forum: Using Earth Observation for Climate Change Actions in Pakistan

24 Nov 2014

Climate change is one of the most critical global concerns of this generation. The impact of climate change on the ...


Agricultural development practitioners receive advanced training on remote sensing techniques

21 Nov 2014

A three-day advanced training on remote sensing (RS) techniques ended on 7 November 2014. Participants learned about specific remote sensing ...


National portal for geospatial data launched in Bhutan

18 Nov 2014

Her Majesty Jetsuen Pema Wangchuck, Queen of Bhutan, launched the National Geospatial Portal during the Bhutan GIS Expo in Thimphu ...


Workshop on Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) Dynamics in South and South East AsiaWorkshop on Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUC) Dynamics in South and South East Asia

3 Nov 2014

The purpose of this workshop is to provide forum to bring scientists together to discuss land cover land use change ...


Himalayan students present their work on Earth observation and climate change in the United States

23 Jun 2014

After 10 months of research and fieldwork, four students from Nepal, Bhutan, and India, whose projects had been selected for ...


Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in Bangladesh

5 May 2014

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will hold the SERVIR Himalaya Youth Forum titled ‘Empowering Youth with Earth Observation ...


SERVIR-Himalaya empowers Nepalese youth

10 Mar 2014

A SERVIR-Himalaya Youth forum titled ‘Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in Nepal’ was held at Asian ...


Call for Application: SERVIR Himalaya Youth Forum Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in Bangladesh

5 Mar 2014

Climate change is one of the most critical global concerns of this generation. The impact of climate change on the ...


SERVIR-Himalaya Youth Forum – “Empowering Youth with Earth Observation Information for Climate Actions in Nepal”

16 Dec 2013

Climate change is the singular defining environmental issue of our times affecting every segment of society in one way or ...


Forum inspires Bhutanese youths

6 Nov 2013

Climate change in Bhutan is manifesting itself in the formation of dangerous glacial lakes and the increased occurrence of landslides, ...


ICIMOD Experts Share Knowledge on Flood Hazard Mapping Tools at Training in Bangladesh

6 Jun 2013

Experts from ICIMOD contributed to ’Training on Space Technology for Flood Hazard Mapping, Flood Forecast, and Rapid Mapping in Bangladesh’ ...


SERVIR Applied Sciences Team Technical Training

6 May 2013

The NASA/USAID-funded SERVIR Applied Science Team has established ICIMOD as a primary data node. One project in the programme led ...


Kathmandu Hackathon calls on youth to address global and regional challenges

3 May 2013

NASA International Space Apps Challenge: Kathmandu Hackathon,a 48-hour event organized by YoungInnovations and ICIMOD within the framework of the SERVIR-Himalaya ...