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.

Titled “Land cover changes and natural hazards – integrated watershed and forest management for environmental, economic and political stability” the SCERIN Capacity Building Workshop focused on 'Multi-sensor Approaches in Studying Land Use/Land Cover Change'.

The TAT training followed by the SCERIN-5 workshop gathered a diverse group of participants, students and lecturers, from the region and other areas of Europe and USA. Leading experts in Earth observations, professionals from ESA and NASA provided tutorials and practical exercises during the hands-on training. While the workshop offered opportunities for discussions and network.

Dr. Lagutov represented the Central European University and the Syslab’s ISEPEI project at the SCERIN-5, discussing the role of universities in promoting evidence-based decision-making and areas of potential cooperation.

SCERIN's broad geographic domain encompasses Central Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe, the Danube watershed and western Black Sea coast. It is an informal network of scientists and other professionals based in the region or with scientific interests within it. SCERIN contributes to GOFC-GOLD and has strong relationship with the Northern Eurasia Earth Science Partnership Initiative (NEESPI), which runs internationally supported Earth System Science research programs.

More information about the SCERIN-5 Capacity Building Workshop can be found at