Consultation Workshop

International Workshop on the
Measurement of Height of the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) and GNSS Applications

Image

Background

After the devastating mega earthquake in April 25, 2015, the height of Mt. Everest is the subject of interest not only for the expedition, scientist and researcher but also for the whole world. In this context, Nepal has to measure Mt. Everest and disseminate its recent height to the world for its national pride. In line with this issue Survey Department has prepared a methodology to measure Mt. Everest’s height. The methodology developed by the Survey Department includes different surveying technologies. The methods includes early traditional as well at new technologies. As it is known that the technology is developing rapidly new and advanced technology are being introduced in the field of Surveying and Mapping. Since the measurement of the height of places which is not easily accessible is challenging task, new, advanced, sophisticated and easily adoptable technology needs to be adopted. In this matter, GNSS is advancing rapidly. Thus, along with the early traditional technologies, these modern technologies are also to be adopted. The workshop will focus on these issues and finalize the methods.

Objectives

1. To share the international experience on the height measurement of Mt. Everest
2. To share the international experience on height measurement of mountains
3. To explore and discuss the use of GNSS in height measurement of Mt. Everest
4. To validate the methodology of height measurement of Mt. Everest developed by Survey Department, Government of Nepal
5. To identify the challenges in height measurement of Mt. Everest

Steering Committee

S.N. Name Position
1 Ganesh Prasad Bhatt Chair
2 Suresh Man Shrestha Member
3 Niraj Manandhar Member
4 Mohammad Sabir Husain Member
5 Punya Bikram Poudel Member
6 Shiva Hari Koirala Member
7 Prabin Man Pradhan Member
8 Anil Marasini Member
9 Damodar Dhakal Member
10 Nirmal Kumar Acharya Member
11 Rishi Ram Shrestha Member
12 Susheel Dangol Member Secretary

Organizing Committee

S.N. Name Position
1 Susheel Dangol Chair
2 Ram Kumar Sapkota Member
3 Ajeet Kunwar Member
4 Bibek Nepal Member
5 Dipesh Suwal Member
6 Bhanu Bhakta Bhatta Member
7 Gopal Krishna Kharbuja Member
8 Sushmita Timalsina Member Secretary

List of Participants

S.N. Name Country Organization Designation
National Participants
1 Shambhu Koirala Nepal Ministry of Land Reform and Management Secretary
2 Ganesh Prasad Bhatt Nepal Survey Department Director General
3 Suresh Man Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Deputy Director General
4 Niraj Manandhar Nepal Survey Department Deputy Director General
5 Mohammad Sabir Husain Nepal Survey Department Deputy Director General
6 Janak Raj Joshi Nepal Ministry of Land Reform and Management Under Secretary
7 Punya Bikram Poudel Nepal Ministry of Land Reform and Management Under Secretary
8 Narayan Prasad Regmi Nepal Land Management Training Center Executie Director
9 Bharat Gautam Nepal Department of Land Information and Archives  Director (Chief)
10 Prakash Joshi Nepal National Land Use Project Project Chief
11 Shiva Hari Koirala Nepal Survey Department Chief Account Controller
12 Prabin Man Pradhan Nepal Survey Department Director
13 Anil Marasini Nepal Survey Department Director
14 Damodar Dhakal Nepal Survey Department Director
15 Ramesh Raj Rajbhandari Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
16 Krishna Prasadd Sapkota Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
17 Narayan Kumar Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
18 Nirmal Kumar Acharya Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
19 Rishi Ram Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
20 Susheel Dangol Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
21 Iswor Lal Nakarmi Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
22 Ram Kumar Sapkota Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
23 Ajeet Kunwar Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
24 Shanti Baba Bajracharya Nepal Survey Department Chief Survey Officer
25 Hari Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
26 Vikash Kumar Singh Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
27 Purna Ratna Bajracharya Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
28 Deepak Ratna Shakya Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
29 Jeetram Khayergoli Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
30 Nava Raj Acharya Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
31 Dilli Prasad Dahal Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
32 Byas Bhakta Acharya Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
33 Survya Lal Bhomi Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
34 Rajman Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
35 Khimlal Gautam Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
36 Bigyan Banjara Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
37 Renu Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Account Officer
38 Shiva Prasad Ghimire Nepal Survey Department Section Officer
39 Bibek Nepal Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
40 Dipesh Suwal Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
41 Bhanu Bhakta Bhatta Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
42 Gopal Krishna Kharbuja Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
43 Sushmita Timalsina Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
44 Dibbesh Lacoul Nepal Trimble Inc  
45   Nepal Department of Hydrology and Meteorology  
International Participants      
1 Giorgio Poretti Italy University of Trestie Professor
2 Roger Bilham USA University of Colorado Professor Emeritus
3 Alex Tait USA National Geographic Geographer
4 Armin Gruen Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Professor Emeritus
5 Christopher Pearson NZ University of Otago Professor
6 Dinesh Manandhar Nepal University of Tokyo Associat Professor
7 Nakagawa Masafumi Japan Shibaura Institute of Technology Associat Professor
8 Hideshi Kakimoto Japan Hitachi Zosen  
9 Nitin Joshi India Survey of India Dty Surveyor General
10 Dang Yamin China Institute of Geodesy and Geodynamics, Chinese Academyof Surveying & Mapping (CASM) Director
11 Zhang Jiangqi China National Geomatics Center of China Senior Engineer
12 Wang Bin China National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation Chief Engineer
13 Li Zhicai  China Dept. of Geodesy, National Geomatics Center of China Senior Engineer
14 Jonathan Davis India Trimble Inc  
15 Sunil Krisnan India Trimble Inc  
         
Volunteers      
1 Tina Baidar Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
2 Anu Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Survey Officer
3 Mahesh Pudashaini Nepal Survey Department Surveyor
4 Narayan Prasad Subedi Nepal Survey Department Surveyor
5 Janak Raj Joshi Nepal Survey Department Surveyor
6 Rajita Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Surveyor
7 Lava Bikram Shrestha Nepal Survey Department Surveyor
   
Media Personnels
1   Nepal Gorkhapatra  
2   Nepal Nepal Television  
3   Nepal Kantipur  
4 Chhetu Sherpa Nepal Annapurna Post  
5   Nepal Image Channel  
6 Deepak Adhikari Nepal German Press Agency (DPA) Nepal Correspondent
7   Nepal BBC  
8   Nepal CNN  
9   Nepal NHK  
10 Chandra Baniya Nepal Radio Nepal  
11   Nepal TV Today  

Presentations of the Workshop

S.N. Name of Presenter Presentation Title Download
1 Prof. Roger Bilham Influence of interseismic deformation and earthquake energy release on the height of Mt. Everest
2 Dr. Chirstopher Pearson Measurement of Height of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha): Geodetic considerations
3 Prof. Em. Dr. Armin Gruen High Resolution 3D Modeling of Mount Everest from Images
4 Dr. Nakagawa Masafumi 3D Mountain Modeling using Aerial Images, Aerial LiDAR data, and Satellite Data.
5 Mr. Jonathan Davis Trimble: Mapping Everest
6 Dr. Dinesh Manandhar Importance of CORS in the Perspectives of Mt. Everest Height Measureme
7 Dr. Hideshi Kamimoto Introduction of Precise Point Positioning using QZSS
8 Prof. Georgio Poretti The Height of Mountains. Measurements and Computations in Mountain Area
9 Dr. Zhang Jiangqi Elevation Measurement of Mount Qomolangma (Mt. Everest) in 2005
10 Mr. Nitin Joshi History of Everest Height Measurement by Survey of India
11 Mr. Alexander Tait Research on Everest