Glaciers, ice and seasonal snow at Himalaya are the major reservoir for North Indian rivers like Ganga and Indus. A large volume of glacier stored water makes those rivers perennial and has helped to sustain and flourish the Indian civilization along their banks. Since areal extent of glaciers are changing constantly under the influence of climate change, continuous monitoring of Himalayan glaciers is important to assess future changes in the water availability in those areas. However, Himalaya has very rugged terrain and conventional field-based methods been difficult to use.
Therefore, remote sensing has emerged as an alternative method for collecting information on glaciers. However, due to limited number of well-trained manpower in India, reliable information is difficult to generate. Therefore, Divecha Centre for climate change organizes training for scientists working in the field of glaciology.
The training will be organized by faculty of Divecha Centre for Climate Change, Centre for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Indian Institute of Science. In addition, well known scientists working in the field of cryosphere and remote sensing will be invited as a guest faculty.
Date: June 04 – 14, 2018.
Post Graduate M.Sc., M.Tech., M.E. and Ph.D. students from recognized Institutes/Universities.
Accommodation will be provided to deserving candidates by Divecha Centre for Climate Change.
How to Apply:
Please send the application forms along with a recent passport size photograph to the following address:
Dr. Anil V. Kulkarni
Divecha Centre for Climate Change,
Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru- 560 012,
E-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: May 04, 2018.
Intimation to Selected Candidates: May 09, 2018.
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