Thursday, September 5, 2019

Z_GIS Initiates Cooperation with University of Yangon!

Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatis - Z_GIS has initiated academic cooperation with University of Yangon (UoY), Myanmar supported through a KA107 project within ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. The project focusses on 'enhancing GI-competences' through exchange of faculty members and post-graduate students and between the two institutions. Launching the first activity, Dr. Shahnawaz (Director, UNIGIS S/E Asia) conducted a week long workshop on 'Interdisciplinary Applications of GIScience' at the Department of Geography (DGeog) at UoY from August 19th to 24th, 2019. Twenty post-graduate students and young faculty members attended the workshop and took intensive hands-on practical training for processing and analysis of optical satellite images, digital terrain analysis and advanced geospatial modelling. Keeping in mind that Myanmar faces swear floods frequently, a full day was devoted to the processing and analysis of atmospheric and climatic datasets generated through various censors aboard TERRA and AQUA satellite platforms.

(Participants celebrating completion of the workshop)

Expressing his thanks to Z_GIS, Prof. Htun Ko (Head, DGeog) stated that this is the first ever intensive GIScience workshop organised at the department and he would appreciate more such contributions of Z_GIS in future. He also recommended one professor and one PhD scholar for academic stay at Z_GIS during academic year 2019-20.

Prof. Josef Strobl (Head, Z_GIS) welcomed the gesture of Prof. Htun Ko and assured continued support for 'enhancing GI-competences' at UoY.