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International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

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ICIMOD
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latitude: 

28

longitude: 

85

At a glance: 

ICIMOD has been inducted as the 14th Regional Support Office (RSO) for UN-SPIDER. A Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) on the sidelines of the 4th RSO Meeting in Vienna, Austria on 11 and 12 February 2013. The UN-SPIDER RSO will be housed in ICIMOD’s Geospatial Solutions Theme (formerly MENRIS), which promotes the use of spaced-based information and GIS for sustainable development to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

Available expertise: 

ICIMOD employs nearly 170 staff. Within the main thematic disciplines – Livelihoods, Geospatial Solutions, Ecosystem Services, and Water and Air – are housed specialists with range of mountain-relevant expertise including economists, sociologists, anthropologists, statisticians, high value product specialists, gender specialists, governance specialists, climate change specialists, disaster risk reduction specialists, hydrologists, glaciologists, water resources specialists, watershed management specialists, atmospheric scientists, rangeland specialists, ecologists, biodiversity specialists, natural resource management specialists, forestry specialists, GIS and RS specialists, highly specialized software developers, knowledge management and communication specialists, and monitoring and evaluation specialists.

Available databases and space-based information: 

The Geospatial Solutions Theme is a repository for geospatial databases relevant to a wide range of applications including disasters and served through the GeoNetwork. The database includes satellite images, maps, and feature datasets – a total of 4,852 to date.

About the host institution: 

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 Himalayan (HKH) region – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Mountains are important global ecosystems facing especially rapid socioeconomic and environmental changes, particularly the impacts of climate change. Our aim is to influence policy and practices to meet the associated challenges emerging in the HKH region. To do this we bring together top researchers from the region and around the globe to generate and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the physical and social sciences, including traditional knowledge, for evidence-based decision making; and we provide a neutral meeting point for transboundary research, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Working to deliver impacts in five Regional Programmes across four Thematic Areas – Water and Air; Ecosystem Management; Livelihoods; and Geospatial Solutions – and supported by integrated knowledge management, we seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and for the future.

<p>Mr Birendra Bajracharya<br /> GIS Specialist<br /> Mountain Environment Natural Resources’ Information Systems (MENRIS) division<br />International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) <br /> Email: birendra.bajracharya@icimod.org <br /> Phone: +977-1-5003222 Ext 119 <br /> Fax +977-1-5003277</p> <p>International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development <br /> GPO Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal<br /> Tel +977-1-5003222 <br /> Fax +977-1-5003277 <br /> Web: <a href="http://www.icimod.org/" target="_blank">http://www.icimod.org/</a>

ArcGIS adds high resolution imagery for India and Africa

ArcGIS announced that an additional batch of the large set (up to 50 million square kilometers) of high-resolution imagery to be added to the World_Imagery map service is fully processed and published to ArcGIS Online. The World Imagery map was recently updated to include expanded coverage of 1m resolution GeoEye IKONOS imagery for parts of India and Africa. This represents the latest update as additional IKONOS imagery is fully p, rocessed and published.

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Fri, 05/10/2012 - 12:02

Astrium's SPOT 6 ready for launch

Astrium's SPOT 6 hi-resolution Earth observation satellite will be launched on Sunday 9 September 2012 at 05:21 (BST, 09:51 local time) from Sriharikota in India.

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Fri, 07/09/2012 - 15:25

International Space Conference 2012 - ISC 2012

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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ISC 20012 focuses on bringing together experts related to various fields of studies involved in matters of space studies such as Space Science and Technology, Space Law and Policy Management, and Aerospace Medicine & Life.   The conference will provide the participants with a common platform in the Aerospace field as well as new opportunities for potential projects, joint-ventures and R&D.   Program Overview:
  • High Level Plenary Speakers
  • Technical Sessions

latitude: 

23

longitude: 

73

Date: 

30/11/2012 to 01/12/2012

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 15/10/2012

Venue City: 

Ahmedabad

Venue: 

Institute of Law, Nirma University

Event Organisers: 

Aryavarta Space Organization (ASO)
Institute of Law, Nirma University

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1

New satellite SPOT-6 to be launched

SPOT-6, the new high resolution optical Earth observation satellite, built by the European leading space technology company Atrium, will be launched from India next month. .

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Fri, 03/08/2012 - 14:21

International Charter activated for floods in India

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 29 June 2012. Floods, caused by heavy rains over the last two weeks, have taken a toll of 27 human lives in Assam State, India and affected almost one million. The population in 2084 villages in 22 districts have been affected by floods this year. 173 relief camps have been set up so far to provide shelter for those affected.

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Mon, 02/07/2012 - 08:16

UN-SPIDER April 2012 Updates

Issue Date: 

Fri, 04/05/2012
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The UN-SPIDER April 2012 Updates contain the following topics:

UN-SPIDER at a glance:

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UN-SPIDER supports space applications workshop in India

UN-SPIDER and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of India jointly supported a training workshop on "Space technology applications in disaster management and

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Fri, 13/04/2012 - 17:26

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Earthquakes: Inaccuracy of GPS as a tool for prediction

The inaccuracy of GPS devices could be a valuable tool to predict earthquakes as an Indian studies describes. Researcher Sheetal Karia of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) found a way to predict earthquakes using GPS inaccuracy. She studied

Publishing Date: 

Thu, 05/04/2012 - 15:25

Global Environmental Change – Challenges and Innovations

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Human induced impacts especially rapid urbanization and the growth of world population are some of the contributing factors for global environmental change. In addition, the world has been facing a complexity of episodic disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis etc along with climate-induced disasters like cyclones, floods and droughts.

latitude: 

13

longitude: 

80

Date: 

21/02/2012 to 24/02/2012

Venue City: 

East Coast Road (ECR), Chennai

Venue: 

Beach Hotel (tbc)

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Department of Applied Geology, University of Madras, India

 

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1

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