clim-SAT


Geospatial Applications

of

Satellite Generated Atmospheric and Climatic Data

(co-funded by ASEA Uninet, Austria for 2017)

INTRODUCTION

The advances in Remote Sensing technologies during the last decades have facilitated continuous observations of atmospheric and climatic conditions both in terms of space and time. The satellite generated atmospheric and climatic data are useful not only for hourly weather forecasts to prevent related natural disasters or supporting agricultural activities etc. but also provide time series data facilitating climate change analysis and modelling.

The permutations and combinations of various spatial and temporal indicators of atmospheric pollution and climatic changes as well as their impacts on environment and society have been observed widely over the decades. Effective geospatial applications of satellite generated atmospheric and climatic data requires understanding of relevant remote sensing technologies and the types of datasets these provide. The wider applications involve interdisciplinary methodologies and sophisticate technologies for processing the datasets appropriately and analysing their spatial and temporal interrelationships. GIScience has developed the tools and techniques for processing and analysing various types of Geospatial information and re-presenting the present, re-constructing the past and projecting the future scenarios.

OBJECTIVE
  • develop in-depth understanding of satellite based observation if atmospheric and climatic factors
  • introduce a variety of sophisticate methods and efficient GIS-technologies to analyse various processes
  • give 'hands-on' practical training using GIS-software for capturing, processing and analysing various types of spatial information for re-presenting the present, re-constructing the past and projecting the future trends.
ACTIVITIES
  • Organise a short intensive ‘Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Workshops’ at the host institution in Indonesia and invite participants from several ASEA Uninet member Universities in Southeast Asia.

The reason for organising a short intensive multi-partner ‘Faculty Development Workshop’ is to network with several institutions (to share the ’know-how’ and generate higher multiplier effect within a short period (1 week) and initiate an academic network for future scientific cooperation among several institutions of higher education.

PARTNERS

 Organiser Institutions
AUSTRIA:
 - Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS,  University of Salzburg, Salzburg
 - ASEA Uninet, Austria
 
INDONESIA:
 
- Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bogor

 Participant Institutions

INDONESIA:
 - Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bogor
 
- Diponegoro University, Semarang

 - Udayana University, Denpasar
 
- University of Indonesia, Depok

MALAYSIA:
 - 
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
 - University Putra Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
 -
National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor

PHILIPPINES:
 -
University of the Philippines, Diliman
 
THAILAND:
 - Chiang Mai University, Chaing Mai
 - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
 - Mahidol University, Bangkok
 - Prince of Songkla University, Phuket

OUTCOMES (see the blog here)
  • An intensive Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Workshop will be organised at the Department of Forest Resources Conservation and Ecotourism, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia from 23rd to 27th October, 2017.
  • about 25 teachers and postgraduate students will participate in the workshop and complete individual practical projects exploring Geospatial Applications of Satellite Generated Atmospheric and Climatic Data. 
  • All the participants will present the outcomes of their individual projects in the concluding seminar.
Contact: Dr. Shahnawaz, Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria.