EO4Alps Summer School, June 24 – July 6, 2018
“Earth observation and geospatial information: supporting a sustainable use of alpine ecosystems and water resources”
The EO4Alps Summer School 2018 is jointly organized by University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS, www.zgis.at) and the Group on Earth Observations (GEO, www.earthobservations.org) and will be held in Salzburg, Austria, June 24 – July 6, 2018.
Alpine areas show high spatial variability due to complex terrains, steep vertical gradients in climate elements, and inhomogeneity induced by transitions between vegetation zones and to the cryosphere. The resulting patterns of climate and climate change are often highly complex and very demanding in terms of monitoring, modelling, and analysis. The Summer School will explore the potential of satellite derived information (such as from the European Earth Observation Programme Copernicus – www.copernicus.eu) for monitoring and analysis of Alpine ecosystems and water resources.
Lectures by distinguished scholars and researchers are complemented by interactive hands-on and lab sessions, group work and a field trip that give students the opportunity to prepare for an international work force, obtain qualifications and experiences in GIScience, and build strong inter-personal and team skills.
Results of working groups will be presented in a special session at GI_Forum conference (www.gi-forum.org).
Douglas Cripe, GEO Secretariat Work Programme Coordinator
Chris Schubert, GEO Coordinator for Austria, Head of CCCA – Data Centre
Graciela Metternicht, University of New South Wales (AUS)
Target group: graduate students and young professionals / academics
The Summer School will address its topic on a moderately advanced level, with a prerequisite basic understanding of Earth observation/remote sensing.
Location: University of Salzburg, Austria | Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS
Date: June 24 – July 06, 2018
Credits: 4 ECTS
Registration Fee: € 650.-; For active UNIGIS Students and ClubUNIGIS members: € 500.-
The course Registration Fee includes: class training, student supervision, course material in digital format, lectures, sample data, computer with all the software installed, coffee breaks, a field trip including lunch, a welcome icebreaker (Sunday afternoon), and a social dinner (Friday night). Registration fee for GI_Forum conference is included as well!
Please note: accommodation, individual and local travel is not included
Contact & Application: Apply online here. Application deadline: May 27, 2018
The registration confirmation and the invoice as well as all information regarding the Summer School will be sent by May 30, 2018. A waiting list will be established if registration exceeds 25 participants.
Note that the European Space Agency is organising the EO4Alps Workshop in Innsbruck, Austria on June 27 – 29, 2018. The EO4Alps Workshop aims to gather representatives of public services, science, industry and stakeholders who work in areas related to the European alpine environment and identify opportunities for EO research and development as well as downstream activities that may be the basis for future ESA investments to address some of the key information needs relevant to the Alpine Region.