Snow, ice, rivers and earthquakes - Himalayan Research and Life in Nepal
Joseph (Joe) Shea (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
From 2012-2016 Joe spent four years as a Research Scientist based in Kathmandu, Nepal, working in the "Third Pole". This talk will broadly cover the Himalayan research program that he contributed to, which includes high mountain hydrological and meteorological monitoring, UAVs, glacier modelling, and a major earthquake. Joe will also try to provide some insights into taking up positions in foreign countries, working and living as an expatriate/emigrant, and deviating from the traditional academic path.