Monday, October 3, 2016

Successful GeoS4S Meeting in Urumqi, China

The consortium members of the ‘GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S) project from 10 partner universities located in Europe (4), China (3) and Thailand (3) met at the Xinjian Institute of Ecology and Geography (XIEG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Urumqi from 24th to 28th September, 2016 to review project progress at the completion of Year 1. The Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria serves as coordinator of this project, co-funded by the European Commission under the ERASMUS+ programme from October 2015 to October 2018.

(GeoS4S Members at Desert Field Trip in the Turpan Area)

The two major objectives of GeoS4S project are to develop teaching/learning resources of 20 modules; and to organise summers schools for testing the relevance and operational feasibility of these modules. Twenty two experts involved in the project gathered to review the progress of the project during Year 1 and to fine tune the activities planned for Year 2. The progress was considered highly satisfactory as all the partners have fulfilled their tasks and some have even exceeded expectations. The experiences gained during the first year were used to re-align the schedule of some future activities, and the consortium agreed to conduct a short-term review after 3 months during a workshop planned in February 2017 at Wuhan University, China.

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