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ICIMOD Invitation: Public launch of the Regional Land Cover Monitoring System for the HKH region

Press Release From: ICIMOD
Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear friends,

Greetings!

We are pleased to invite you to the public launch of the Regional Land Cover Monitoring System (RLCMS) for the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region. We will be showcasing the web-based RLCMS and releasing the annual land cover data (2000–2018).

When: 28 September 2021 | 09:30–11:15 (NPT)

Where: Microsoft Teams

Attendance is free and open to the public! 

Please register to receive a calendar invitation and an email reminder to join the event.

REGISTER

The list of speakers, tentative agenda, and registration details are included below and also available on our website.

Please do join us for the launch event! We look forward to your attendance.

Please do share this invitation with interested colleagues in your network.

For any additional queries, please write to servirhkh@icimod.org.
 

About the RLCMS

The RLCMS produces consistent land cover data for the entire HKH region using a robust method and a harmonized classification scheme to enable monitoring and change analysis. The system uses state-of-the-art remote sensing science and technology on the Google Earth Engine and a standard set of input data sources to regularly generate high-quality land cover data at the regional level. MORE>>

SAVE YOUR SEAT

Sincerely,
ICIMOD

Tentative agenda

28 September 2021 | 09:30–11:15 (NPT)

Moderator: Utsav Maden, Knowledge Management and Communication Officer, ICIMOD

Time

Programme

Speaker

09:30–09:35

Welcome and opening remarks

Birendra Bajracharya, Chief of Party –SERVIR-HKH, ICIMOD

09:35–09:40

Remarks

Daniel E. Irwin, SERVIR Global Program Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

09:40–09:45

Remarks

Evan Notman, Senior climate and land use officer, Forestry and Sustainable Landscapes, Center for Environment, Energy and Infrastructure, Bureau for Development, Democracy and Innovation, USAID

09:45–09:50

Background and overview of the RLCMS

David Saah, Associate Professor, University of San Francisco

09:50–10:00

Presentation of the RLCMS approach, methodology and results

Kabir Uddin, GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist, ICIMOD

10:00–10:05

Launching of the RLCMS and remarks

Pema Gyamtsho, Director General, ICIMOD

10:05–10:20

Demonstration of the RLCMS

Sajana Maharjan, RS and Geospatial Analyst, ICIMOD

10:20–10:30

Remarks from partners

Zaheer Iqbal, Deputy Conservator of Forests, Forest Department, Government of Bangladesh

Yam Prasad Pokharel, Director General, Forest Research and Training Centre, Government of Nepal

Peeranan Towashiraporn, Director, Geospatial Information Department, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

10:30–11:15

Q&A and closing remarks

Mir A. Matin, Theme Leader, Geospatial Solutions, ICIMOD

 

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