A team of international volunteers is combing through satellite imagery of the earthquake-affected areas in Nepal to identify additional hazards like earthquake-induced landslides. “Landslides are a common secondary
UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development in the Hindu Kush Himalayas (ICIMOD), formed a team of GIS and remote sensing experts to support relief efforts after the 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015.
On Saturday, 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and India with several aftershocks following on Saturday and Sunday. GDACS estimates that 6.5 million people are affected.
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, host of one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices, has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) of Nepal.
On 5 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated at the request of Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). The reason of the activation is a landslide in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal which occurred on 2 August due to heavy rains.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The overall objective of the course is to impart advanced Remote Sensing (RS) knowledge and techniques to monitor forest cover and associated biomass. The participants will learn about the concepts of remote sensing for forest monitoring and techniques for biomass estimation using different biomass estimation models.
The participants of the training course will be from ICIMOD regional member countries. This technical training is targeted to professionals in the field of forest carbon stock estimation. The participants should have knowledge of remote sensing and GIS as well as forestry. To assure gender equity, female participation will be highly encouraged.
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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Lalitpur G.P.O. Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal Tel: ( 977 ) 1 5003222 Fax: (977) 1 5003299, 5003277 Email: info [at] icimod.org
04/08/2014 to 08/08/2014
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development Khumaltar, Khumaltar, Patan 44700
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan – and based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Globalization and climate change have an increasing influence on the stability of fragile mountain ecosystems and the livelihoods of mountain people.