Natural Resource Management with
Geographic Information Science

(co-funded by
ASEA Uninet, Austria, 2009)


The continuing growth in global population, rising standards of living and enhanced awareness about the resultant human impact on environment implies that we must learn to manage both our natural resources (land, soil, forest, water, biodiversity etc.) and ourselves in modified ways. There is a need to integrate enhanced role of alternative social-economic institutions and developing scientific understanding of environmental processes for diverifying the directions of education and traning impartned to the future natural resource managers.

  • enhance understanding of critical issues in natural resource management, various types of natural resources and their interlinkages with population and environment
  • introduce advanced methods and efficient GIS-technologies to analyse the patterns of various natural resources
  • give 'hands-on' practical training using GIS-software for capturing, processing and analysing various types of spatial information related to the natural resoutrce and their relationship with population and environment.
  • Organise a short intensive ‘Train-the-Trainer Workshop’ at the host institution in Indonesia and invite participants from several Universities and organisations in Southeast Asia
The reason for organising a short intensive multi-partner ‘Train-the-Trainer Workshop’ is to share the ’know-how’ and generate higher multiplier effect within a short period of 1 week as well as initiate a network for future academic and 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
 - Department of Geography, University of Indonesia, Depok, Jakarta

 Participant Institutions

 - Diponegoro University, Semarang
 - Institute of Technology (ITB), Bandung
 - Institute of Technology (ITS), Surabaya

 - University of Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta
 - University of Indonesia, Depok

University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor

University of the Philippines, Diliman

  • An intensive 'Train-the-Trainer Workshop' was organised at the - Department of Geography, University of Indonesia, Depok, Jakarta from 11th to 15th August, 2009
  • Total number of 18 participants from 7 Universities and organisations located in 3 Southeast Asian countries took part in the workshop.
  • All the participants completed projects focussing on application of GIScience in several areas of natural resource management and presented in the concluding session.
 Contact: Dr. Shahnawaz, Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria.