Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment Summer School at University of Geneva

Event Organisers: 

University of Geneva, Faculty of Sciences, Institute for Environmental Sciences

Co-organisers: 

UN Environment/GRID-Geneva, EAWAG Zürich, University of Lausanne, Group on Earth Observations.

Venue Country: 

  • Switzerland

Venue City: 

Geneva

Venue: 

University of Geneva

Date: 

04/09/2017 to 15/09/2017

Registration Deadline: 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Training type: 

academic

Language of event: 

English

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.

Description: 

The University of Geneva offers a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Geomatics for a Sustainable development. The course runs from July to December 2017 and consists of both presential and distance learning. It aims at providing attendees with an overview of the various existing tools and approaches to tackle the multidisciplinary environmental challenges. The course has two modules; the first is a remote model about ecosystem services and the second is organized as a summer school from 4-15 September on tools linked to Spatial Data Infrastrucutres, Web Mapping, statisctics and programming. Applicants can opt for the Summer school only, nonetheless without obtaining the CAS. Several tools, thematics and hands-on exercises covering GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Data Infrastructures, Geoprocessing, Geostatistics, Species Distribution Modeling, Soil and Water Assessment as well as Ecosystem Services Assessment will be presented, giving attendees an expertise or consolidated knowledge in geomatics and environmental fields. More details in the attachements.

 
 
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