||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.
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.
- 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 .
OUTCOMES (see the blog here)
| 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
- An Intensive 'Train-theTrainer Workshop' was organised at the Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor from 28th July to 1st August, 2010.
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.|