Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment

OrganiserUniversity of Geneva
LocationGeneva, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
CategoryEnvironment / Sustainable Development
Earth Sciences
Deadline15 June 2017

Give competencies to professionals and students in both geomatics and environmental domains
Acquire knowledge for a set of tools linked to Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), Web mapping (e.g. Geoserver, Geonode, Geonetwork) and programming (e.g. Python for geoprocessing, R for geostatistics)
Acquire specific knowledge with tools available for biodiversity, ecosystem services, water resources or renewable energies

People involved in environmental domain and its natural capital : biodiversity and ecosystem services, water resources, renewable energies, expert in geographic information society, young graduate, PhD student, experienced professional who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills, expert and consultant from international organisations and from national or regional authorities in charge of these topics

2 modules:
Discovery of scientific knowledge consolidation of environmental geomatics (proposed as a MOOC on Ecosystem Services in Summer 2017) - A block course organised as a Summer School in September 2017 including mandatory and optional (interest-based) courses followed by an integrative end-of-studies work, allowing each participant to tackle a professional issue based on the knowledge acquired during the course.
Mandatory modules: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems: QGIS - Remote sensing: GRASS + QGIS - Data sharing and Spatial data infrastructure: Geonetwork - Geographic Information Systems on the web : Geoserver + Geocode - Geoprocessing: Python - Geostatistics : R
Optional modules: Species distribution models: R + QGIS - Renewable energies : R + QGIS - Hydrological modeling: SWAT (Soil and Water Assessment Tool) - Ecosystem services: InVEST (Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Tradeoffs)
The flexible course format will allow both professionals and students to fit this programme in their schedules.

Yaniss GUIGOZ, Université de Genève


July to November 2107
Blended learning

Application Deadline
15 June 2017

Registration fee
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+41 (0)22 379 98 34

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