Advanced Spatial Techniques for
Environmental Analysis and Management

co-funded by ASEA Uninet, Austria, 2010)


The natural environment varies from region to region and human response to the environment also varies accordingly. On one side, the technological and scientific aids have made it possible to modify the environment for extracting the resources to accelerate the developmental processes and achieve higher living standards On the other side, larger proportion of population lives on the direct exploitation of environmental resources through agriculture and other primary activities for supporting various need of their lives. Increasing evidences of environmental impacts / consequences of human activities in most regions of the earth necessitate involvement of academic and scientific communities for developing better understanding of the processes and finding out the alternative ways to protect the environment and promote sustainable development. This requires both intensive as well extensive activities for generating faster response for judicious environmental management.

  • Develop understanding about various regional environments, both natural as well as socio-economic.
  • Impart training in using advanced methods and spatial techniques for analysis and effective management of environment in order to achieve defined goals of environmental conservation and sustainable development.
  • Organise a short intensive ‘Train-the-Trainer Workshop’ at the host institution in the Malaysis and invite participants from several Universities and organisations in Southeast Asia.
  • Deliver lectures covering conceptual understanding of the environmental management and selection of various natural and socio-economic indicators for analysis.
  • give ’hands-on-training’ of GIS Softwares to explore the applications of GIScience in various aspects of enviromental analysis and management .
The reason for organising a short intensive multi-partner ‘Faculty Development Workshop’ is to involve several institutions for sharing the ’know-how’ and generate higher multiplier effect within a short period of 1 week as well as initiate an academic network for future scientific cooperation among several institutions of higher education and relevant organisations.


 Organiser Institutions
 - Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS),  University of Salzburg, Salzburg
 - ASEA Uninet, Innsbruck
 - Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor

 Participant Institutions

Bogor Agricultural University (IBG), Bogor
 - University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
 - University of Indonesia, Depok

University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor

University of the Philippines, Diliman


 - Chiang Mai University, Chaing Mai
 - Naresuan University, Phitsanulok

OUTCOMES (see the blog here)
  • An Intensive 'Train-theTrainer Workshop' was organised at the  Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor from 28th July to 1st August, 2010.
  • Total number of 22 participants from 9 Universities and organisations located in 4 Southeast Asian countries took part in the workshop.
  • All the participants completed individual projects focussing on several application areas of GIScience and presented in the concluding session.
 Contact: Dr. Shahnawaz, Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria.