The Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) is one of the prestigious R & D organizations, founded by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). It deals in Tibetan Plateau research. Their objectives include study of earth structures, environmental gradients, global change, land surface & atmospheric processes and glaciology.
SUPARCO is in process of signing a MoU with ITP-CAS pertaining to glaciers study. ITP-CAS will provide technical assistance in mapping different morphological aspects of glaciers, developing advanced inventory on glaciers, remote sensing and GIS techniques for glacier study and installation of acquisition workstation on high mountains region for glacier monitoring in climate change context.