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.
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.
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.