Digital Elevation Model Development Workshop in Nepal

When: Monday, September 19, 2016

to Friday, September 23, 2016

Where: Kathmandu, Nepal

This September, Secure World Foundation continued its support of capacity building workshops designed to use 30-meter digital elevation model (DEM) data to mitigate the impact of wild water disasters in some of the world’s most vulnerable regions. Working in cooperation with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), the Committee on Earth Observing Satellites (CEOS), NASA SERVIR, and NOAA, SWF helped ensure that data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM2) that flew in February 2000 aboard STS-99 can be fully applied in the flood prone region of the Himalayas. The workshop took place in Kathmandu, Nepal and involved participants from many countries in the region. Secure World Foundation played an important role in securing the release of the SRTM2 data at the 30 meter resolution. The Foundation received pledges of additional financial support for this effort from Ten to the Ninth Plus Foundation and The Space Trust.

Last updated on October 7, 2016