This report describes the results of the “Using Unmanned Airborne
Vehicles (UAV) for glacier monitoring in the Himalayas” project that was
executed by the consortium comprising of Utrecht University, ICIMOD and
FutureWater from May 2014 to January 2016.
In the project, the use of UAVs was tested for several Himalayan
glaciers and the data were used to improve the understanding of the
functioning of the large glacier tongues, which provide an important
source of melt water for the people downstream.
The project was highly successful and resulted in highly accurate and
detailed datasets, scientific papers, a professional documentary and
capacity built and awareness raised on the scientific use of a
technology that shows great promise for the future.
Immerzeel W.W.; Kraaijenbrink, P.D.A.; Shea, J.M.; Shrestha, A.B.; de Jong, S.M. Using unmanned aerial vehicles for glacier monitoring in the Himalayas. University of Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands (2016) 21 pp.
Using unmanned aerial vehicles for glacier monitoring in the Himalayas