Tribhuvan University Winter School 2023 Application of Field and Remote Sensing Techniques for Snow and Glacier
In a noteworthy effort to advance glaciological knowledge, Tribhuvan University's Central Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has initiated the Winter School 2023. This program, focusing on "Application of Field and Remote Sensing Techniques for Snow and Glacier," is a convergence of expertise and innovation, hosted at the Kathmandu Center for Research and Education (KCRE).
Collaborative Efforts for Enhanced Learning
Broad Support: The Winter School is backed by reputable organizations like the Kathmandu Center for Research and Education (KCRE), Institute of Research for Development (IRD France), Alliance of International Science Organization (ANSO), and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
Distinguished Leadership: Prof. Dr. Deepak Aryal chairs the program, with Prof. Dr. Shiva Lal Bhushal, Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University, as the chief guest. The event also features prominent figures such as Prof. Dr. Binil Aryal and Mr. Binod Joshi.
Fostering International Collaboration
Global Partnerships: Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shiva Lal Bhushal recognizes the importance of international collaboration in enhancing the university's educational quality.
Expert Training: The chief trainer, Dr. Fanny Burn from IRD France, brings extensive expertise in field and remote sensing techniques for snow and glacier studies.
Encouraging Curiosity and Participation
Interactive Learning: Dr. Patrick Wagnon from IRD France encourages students to actively engage and ask questions, fostering a dynamic learning environment.
ICIMOD's Involvement: Dr. Miriam Jackson from ICIMOD highlights ongoing research projects and invites students to participate in climate-related initiatives.
Kick-off and Highlights
Opening Remarks: Dr. Binod Dawadi, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of KCRE, emphasizes the significance of such initiatives for scientific advancement and collaborative research.
Program Overview: Dr. Dibas Shrestha, Assistant Professor and key member of the Winter School, outlines the program's focus, especially on the critical changes in glaciers and their impact on climate change.
Participant Engagement and Field Studies
- Diverse Participation: 25 students, including 9 who have recently returned from high-level glacier field studies in Nepal, are taking part in this program. This hands-on experience enriches their understanding of glacier dynamics and climate change.
The Winter School 2023 at Tribhuvan University marks a significant milestone in glaciology research and education. It brings together a mix of expertise, research, and enthusiasm, contributing significantly to our understanding of the planet's evolving climate. This initiative not only enhances academic learning but also fosters global scientific collaboration.Tribhuvan University Kathmandu