Workshop on Glaciological Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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A workshop on ‘Glacier Monitoring in the Himalayas using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)’ was held at ICIMOD on 27 January 2015, followed by demonstrations of the SenseFly eBee UAV and Kathmandu University hexacopter on the Kirtipur cricket grounds.  The workshop was partly sponsored by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs under ICIMOD’s Cryosphere programme.  A total of 50 participants from 15 institutions participated in the workshop, which focused on the scientific/natural hazard applications of UAV in the region, and on practical issues related to permit, safety, and regulations.  The workshop was organized by Dr Joseph Shea, Pradeep Mool, Dr Walter Immerzeel, Dr Arun Shrestha, Dr Rijan Kayastha, and Neetu Ghale.  

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