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GeoServices - 4 - Sustainability Erasmus+ Project: 2nd Summer School at Nanjing Normal University in March 2018
The 2nd international GeoS4S Summer School on “GeoServices for Sustainability” considers concepts, methods and technical tools for geospatial applications leading towards sustainability in Asia and Europe. The GeoS4S project provides a platform to discuss this topic in a highly interdisciplinary and inspiring atmosphere among many international scholars and lecturers. The participants will learn how to thoroughly address the methodological questions of geospatial services in a sustainable world and will learn new methods, tools and technologies from various geospatial disciplines.
WhereCamp2017 at TU Berlin
Today mapping and navigation are amongst the most popular everyday usages of mobile devices. Finding your location on a phone is no longer a novelty, it has become a standard consumer expectation.
HNEE FIT students attended the WhereCamp2017, while Prof. Mund chaired the session No 3 in the University track at WhereCamp 2017.
The KWF Focus Days in Paaren/Glien take place on 27th and 28th September. The conference focuses on IT solutions in forestry. Prof. Jan-Peter Mund will speak on data standardisation in a forum on data management in forest monitoring and joins a discussion on opportunities and risks of big data in forestry. The UAV Research Group will the use of drones for forest applications. HNEE will also present efforts on logistics and forest growth and yield.
UAV Research Group presents IT solutions for forest surveying ahead of KWF conference
At a press conference ahead of the upcoming KWF Focus Days 2017 , Brandenburg’s Environmental Minister Jörg Vogelsänger witnessed drone demonstration flights performed by HNEE. Stuart Krause from HNEE’s UAV Research Group showed how drone imagery can support forest survey or monitoring for forest pests.
HNEE successful in Erasmus Plus Call 2017
With the idea of a European-Vietnamese Higher Education Network for Sustainable Forest- and Bio-Economy, HNEE was successful in the latest Erasmus Plus Call on Capacity Building in Higher Education. The proposal was selected amongst 756 eligible applications for the call. Together with three Vietnamese Universities, the South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences and the University of Valladolid HNEE aims elaborate high quality teaching materials and curricula on bio-economy. Prof. Mund who took the lead on developing the proposal explains the idea. “The participating universities have the opportunity to renew and align their curricula towards multidisciplinary skills and competencies. This will better support innovative activities allowing students and future professionals to interface different topics and to foster collaboration between the diverse disciplines of bio-economy”. Currently, administrative and project management procedures are elaborated to enable the project to kick off.
Five German universities (including HNEE) and an architect partnership received funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to develop a research project on sustainable buildings to enhance urban quality of life in Cambodia. A stakeholder workshop in Phnom Pen will gather counterparts’ contributions and feedback to the project. As contribution of HNEE, Prof. Mund envisions to develop an urban green index based on remote sensing products. Methodologically, this research aims at linking human viewpoints directly with ecological aspects of urban green. The gathered climatic information can be used in the future to prepare recommendations at the neighbourhood level in a 3D simulation. For more information, follow the project on Facebook.
Congratulation to HNEE students!
In November 2016, two FIT students and one IFEM student have won the first prize at the ESA GSA Gallileo Hackahthon on location-based service at the Beuth Hochschule in Berlin. The GIS learners from HNEE showed that they acquired excellent coding skills. Well down! The Hackathon was part of the WhereCamp 2016 at Beuth Hochschule in Berlin.