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Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment

01/06/2019 31/10/2019

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University of Geneva

This University of Geneva CAS aims at providing attendees with a good understanding and practical skills on the various open source geographic and environmental tools together with approaches to tackle environmental challenges and sustainability. These skills are also transferable and applicable for mountain research.


  • Give double competencies to professionals and students in geomatics and environmental fields
  • Acquire knowledge on a set of tools linked to Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), Web mapping (e.g. Geoserver, GeoNode, Geonetwork, MapX) and programming (e.g. Python for geoprocessing, R for geostatistics)
  • Acquire specific knowledge on tools available to assess biodiversity, ecosystem services and water resources

Any person interested and/or involved in environmental sustainability and natural capitals: biodiversity, water resources and ecosystem services. This CAS is targeting in particular Swiss and foreign experts in geographic information systems interested in environmental sustainability, young graduates, PhD students, experienced professionals who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills, employees and consultants from international organizations and from national or regional authorities in charge of these topics.

Be able to design and develop environmental projects using geomatics tools
Master the main geomatic, statistical and computer tools in the environmental field
Become a player aware of the natural capital management in decision making at any scale and in all types of institutions

This programme is made of two modules corresponding to 10 ETCS credits:

1) A first remote module for discovery or scientific knowledge consolidation of environmental geomatics that will be proposed as a MOOC on ecosystem services (to be completed in May-June 2019): www.coursera.org/learn/ecosystem-services 
2) A second module in two parts: 
2a) A first part in presence as a block course organized as a summer school from 17 to 28 June 2019; all the teachings are mandatory
2b) A second part as an integrative work of end of studies, allowing each participant to tackle a professional issue based on knowledge acquired during the teachings
This solution should allow both professionals and students to best organize themselves to fit this programme in their schedule

Prof. Anthony LEHMANN, Head of the enviroSPACE laboratory, Institute for Environmental Sciences and Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva

Dr. Yaniss GUIGOZ, Spatial Data Infrastructure specialist, UN Environment, Science Division, GRID-Geneva and enviroSPACE Laboratory, University of Geneva

For more information, please see the course webpage.

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