TPE presented at the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Milan
Milan, Italy, 15 May: Today European Space Agency (ESA) conducted a session on Makalu Climate Explorers as part of the ESA Living Planet Symposium in Milan during 13 and 17 May with more than 4000 participants. The session aims to celebrate the scientific outcomes of the Makalu Climate Climb 2018; raise awareness of climate change impacts in the Himalayan region and the ESA Climate Change Initiative (cci.esa.int). TPE was invited by ESA to introduce its researches in the Tibetan Plateau. Deliang Chen made the presentation on behalf of Tandong Yao, which attracted attention from the interested audience.
The Makalu Climate Climb was a Himalayan expedition led by explorer, Carina Ahlqvist. During the expedition scientists accompanying Carina, conducted on-the-ground research in support of the ESA Climate Change Initiative to a) validate Sentinel-1 satellite data used to investigate natural hazards in mountainous areas and b) survey the historical extent of the Barun glacier, nearby to Mount Makalu.