Wednesday, July 28, 2010

SPATIALtech-Workshop: Advanced Spatial Techniques for Environmental Analysis and Management

Today this workshop was opened, jointly organised by the ASEA University Network and the University of Salzburg Centre for Geoinformatics with the Faculty of Forestry, University Putra Malaysia in Selangor, Malaysia.The workshop is organised in a train-the-trainer format addressing junior university faculty from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.

In depth understanding of regional environments, both natural as well as social-economic, and their effective management for achieving broader goals of environmental conservation and sustainable development require sophisticate methodologies and efficient technologies. Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GIScience have developed the methods for capturing, processing and analysing various types of spatial information and have the tools for representing the present, reconstructing the past and projecting the future of regional environments.

The utility of Remote Sensing, Geoinformatics and GIScience in natural resource management, environmental conservation, education, research, spatial planning and decision making, sustainable development etc. have been well established during the recent decades. This workshop will support participants and their home institutions towards faster growth of GIScience education and competence.