Earth observation science and applications for improving environmental decision making in transboundary landscape
A collection of multi-disciplinary topics with practically tested applications for Hindu Kush Himalayan region
A complete package of knowledge on project cycle including service area planning, stakeholder consultation, user engagement, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, gender integration, and communications.
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Table of contents (19 chapters)
About this book
This open access book is a consolidation of lessons learnt and experiences gathered from our efforts to utilise Earth observation (EO) science and applications to address environmental challenges in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region. It includes a complete package of knowledge on service life cycles including multi-disciplinary topics and practically tested applications for the HKH. It comprises 19 chapters drawing from a decade’s worth of experience gleaned over the course of our implementation of SERVIR-HKH – a joint initiative of NASA, USAID, and ICIMOD – to build capacity on using EO and geospatial technology for effective decision making in the region.The book highlights SERVIR’s approaches to the design and delivery of information services – in agriculture and food security; land cover and land use change, and ecosystems; water resources and hydro-climatic disasters; and weather and climate services. It also touches upon multidisciplinary topics such as service planning; gender integration; user engagement; capacity building; communication; and monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
We hope that this book will be a good reference document for professionals and practitioners working in remote sensing, geographic information systems, regional and spatial sciences, climate change, ecosystems, and environmental analysis. Furthermore, we are hopeful that policymakers, academics, and other informed audiences working in sustainable development and evaluation – beyond the wider SERVIR network and well as within it – will greatly benefit from what we share here on our applications, case studies, and documentation across cross-cutting topics.
- Earth observation
- Geoinformation technology
- Agriculture and food security
- Land use land cover
- Flooding and extreme weather
- Climate services
- Service area planning
- User engagement
- Capacity building
- Disaster risk reduction
- Open Access
- Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry
Editors and Affiliations
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal
Birendra Bajracharya, Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, Mir A. Matin
About the editors
Rajesh Bahadur Thapa is Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Specialist at ICIMOD. His work focuses on radar applications to monitor and assess terrestrial environments, and capacity building on Earth observation and geoinformation technologies in the region.
Mir Matin is Theme Leader for the Geospatial Solutions at ICIMOD. He provides scientific leadership in building and promoting innovative and user-oriented geospatial applications to support improved resilience and livelihoods in the region.
Book Title: Earth Observation Science and Applications for Risk Reduction and Enhanced Resilience in Hindu Kush Himalaya Region
Book Subtitle: A Decade of Experience from SERVIR
Editors: Birendra Bajracharya, Rajesh Bahadur Thapa, Mir A. Matin
Publisher: Springer Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021
License: CC BY
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-73568-5Published: 16 August 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-73569-2Published: 14 August 2021
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XXXIII, 375
Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 124 illustrations in colour