CAS - Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment


Acquire solid capacities in environmental geomatics to address the needs for assessing different natural capitals and their sustainability

The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment aims at providing attendees with an overview of the various existing tools and approaches to tackle the multidisciplinary environmental challenges. The first module is a MOOC about ecosystem services, followed by a second module presenting different tools linked to Spatial Data Infrastructures, Web Mapping, statistics and programming, as well as specific thematic tools and approaches commonly used to address issues in biodiversity, ecosystem services or water resources. This second module is organized as a two weeks summer school, followed by a remote integrative work that attendees will have to write based on the knowledge acquired during the summer school. This programme is organized by the Institute for Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Sciences at University of Geneva, with an active participation of experts from UN Environment/GRID-Geneva, EAWAG Zürich, the University of Lausanne and with close collaboration and support from the Group on Earth Observations

Course Design

This programme is made of two modules corresponding to 10 ETCS credits:

1) A first remote module for discovery or scientific knowledge consolidation of environmental geomatics that will be proposed as a MOOC on ecosystem services (to be completed in May-June 2018)

2) A second module in two parts:

  • A first part in presence as a block course organized as a summer school from 11 to 22 June 2018; all the teachings are mandatory.

  • A second part as an integrative work of end of studies, allowing each participant to tackle a professional issue based on knowledge acquired during the teachings.

This solution should allow both professionals and students to best organize themselves to fit this programme in their schedule.


Registration from 1 February to 30 April 2018


01/06/2018 to 30/09/2018

Registration Deadline: 

Monday, April 30, 2018

Target Audience: 

Any person interested and/or involved in environmental sustainability and natural capitals: biodiversity and ecosystem services, water resources. This CAS is targeting in particular Swiss and foreign experts in geographic information systems interested in environmental sustainability, young graduates, PhD students, experienced professionals who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills, employees and consultants from international organizations and from national or regional authorities in charge of these topics

Event Organisers: 

Prof. Anthony LEHMANN, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva


Dr. Yaniss GUIGOZ, Spatial Data Infrastructure specialist, UN Environment, Science Division, GRID-Geneva & enviroSPACE laboratory, University of Geneva


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