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Pakistan to strengthen skills in RS

Islamabad, Pakistan

Institute of Space Technology (IST) and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with National Space Agency (Suparco) and Wapda, will organise one-week national training course from April 18-22 titled ‘Remote Sensing-Based Monitoring and Assessment of Cryosphere’ at the IST Campus in Islamabad.

The main objective of this five days intensive workshop is to impart knowledge and skills for utilising earth observation and remote sensing instruments for mapping, monitoring and assessment of snow and glaciers for relevant organisations in Pakistan. A total of 20 professionals working in the field of water resource management, disasters, climate change, in government, non-government, academic institutions, and research institutions will attend the training.

ICIMOD is a regional knowledge development and learning centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindukush-Himalayas — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan — and based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Recently deep concerns have been raised over the impact of global warming and what it means in terms of changes in downstream water availability in the ten large river basins that originate in the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region.

Source: The News