The MENRIS Division (Mountain Environment and Natural Resources' Information System) focuses on technologies and applications related to geographic information and remote sensing systems, and especially application of geoinformation and earth observations in mountain environments. The Division was established with the aim of helping to bridge the data and information gaps related to integrated mountain development in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region.
ICIMOD through its MENRIS Division has established itself as an internationally recognised, regional resource centre providing integrated and innovative solutions that integrate geo-information and remote sensing data to support informed decision-making for sustainable mountain development in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. The Division’s geospatial team works with ICIMOD’s programmes to mainstream geo-based solutions, and customises international knowledge for regional use through strategic alliances and partnerships. The goals are pursued through innovation and technology transfer, capacity building and scaling up, development of mountain-specific applications and decision support systems, and provision of a clearing-house mechanism for geo-information and earth observations to a network of partners and agencies involved in sustainable mountain development. Geo spatial information and resources are made widely available through the Mountain GeoPortal maintained by the Division.