Utrecht University together with ICIMOD, FutureWater and Kathmandu University organized a successful workshop in Kathmandu titled “Glacier monitoring in the Himalayas using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles” . In the morning a broad overview was presented of potential applications of UAVs in different fields with a particular focus on glaciological applications. In the afternoon a successful demonstration was conducted on the cricket pitch of Tribhuvan University. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Department for International Development, the army, the police, the civil aviation authority and universities.
UAV manufacturer senseFly from Switzerland uses our Lirung Glacier UAV study that was performed using their Swinglet CAM UAV as a case study to promote scientific use of their drones. Currently a glossy article is available and soon there will be an addition to their website as well.
Science has posted a news item on their website about our research on debris-covered glaciers, following from this upcoming publication:
Pellicciotti, F., Stephan, C., Miles, E., Immerzeel, W. W., & Bolch, T. (2015). Mass changes of the debris-covered glaciers in Langtang Himal 1974-2000 revealed by Hexagon and SRTM data, Journal of Glaciology, 61 (225), 1-27.