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Syslab at SCERIN-5 Capacity Building Workshop

June 30, 2017

ISEPEI took part in the 5th meeting of the South Central and Eastern European Regional Information Network (SCERIN), held in Pécs, Hungary, between June 20-23, 2017, and preceding Trans-Atlantic Training (TAT-5), on June 16-20, 2017. SCERIN is one of the regional networks of the Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) panel. The goals of SCERIN are to promote and coordinate the production and provision of Earth System observations for user communities in South Central Europe.

Disaster Management Fieldtrip

April 10, 2017

In March 2017 Syslab organised a fieldtrip for the “Introduction to Disaster Management” course. Students had the opportunity to attend a disaster response training workshop led by MAGOR NGO Association for Disaster Response. The two-day field trip gave the students a thorough insight into the core training principles utilised by MAGOR NGO and the Hungarian Red Cross as part of their training exercises.

Register for a talk by Ed Parsons (Google) on March 9th

February 27, 2017

In the last decade the use of mapping has exploded to the extent that maps are now part of our daily lives and have become almost invisible in their ubiquity. Ed Parsons will explore how this development occurred, and will illustrate how place is still important in technological development by taking a virtual industrial archaeology tour of Silicon Valley.  Finally he poses the question will the map of the 21st-century be even be a map?

Open Lecture by Group on Earth Observations at CEU

February 25, 2017

On February 17th, the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy and the ISEPEI project organized a talk (within the CEU Open Lecture Series on Disaster Management) on "Building Disaster Resilience by Harnessing the Data Revolution" led by Dr. Douglas Cripe, the Work Programme Coordinator from the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat.

Lecture and Practical on Using Satellite Data in Agriculture and Food Security

February 25, 2017

On February 16th, the Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group (SMARG) and the ISEPEI Project organized a brown bag lunch and practical session on "Using Satellite Data in Achieving Food Security". The open lecture and practical were conducted by Elizaveta Khazieva, a CEU alumna from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Currently she is a Project Manager at the Russian Cartography Agency, where she is responsible for development and implementation of the Agency’s Geographic Information System for spatial data management and business workflow.