The EO4Alps Summer School 2018 is organized by:
- University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS, www.zgis.at) and
- the Group on Earth Observations (GEO, www.earthobservations.org)
and will be held in Salzburg, Austria, 24 June – 6 July 2018.
Alpine areas show high spatial variability due to complex terrains, steep vertical gradients in climate elements, and inhomogeneity induced by transitions between vegetation zones and to the cryosphere. The resulting patterns of climate and climate change are often highly complex and very demanding in terms of monitoring, modelling, and analysis. The Summer School will explore the potential of satellite derived information (such as from the European Earth Observation Programme Copernicus – www.copernicus.eu) for monitoring and analysis of Alpine ecosystems and water resources.
Lectures by distinguished scholars and researchers are complemented by interactive hands-on and lab sessions, group work and a field trip that give students the opportunity to prepare for an international work force, obtain qualifications and experiences in GIScience, and build strong inter-personal and team skills.
Results of working groups will be presented in a special session at GI_Forum conference (www.gi-forum.org).
Steven Ramage, GEO Head of External Relations
Chris Schubert, GEO Coordinator for Austria, Head of CCCA – Data Centre
Graciela Metternicht, University of New South Wales (AUS)
For further information, please visit https://obia.zgis.at/eo4alps/.