UAV workshop in Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

 

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Group photo of the workshop attendees

 

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Raw image taken by the UAV during the demo flight (2.5 cm resolution)

 

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Orthomosaic of the Kirtipur Cricket ground made from the images captured during the demo flight