Extended application deadline for Summer Workshops

February 26, 2016

Due to high interest in ISEPEI summer workshops, we are glad to announce that application deadline has been extended to March 7, 2016. You are welcome to apply for both of our workshops:

New partner for ISEPEI Summer Workshop

February 6, 2016

Well-known international organizations will be presenting on ISEPEI summer workshop "Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring SDGs", which will be held on July 4-9, 2016. 

ISEPEI and UNDP Joint ICTs for DRR Workshop

January 25, 2016

ISEPEI in cooperation with the UNDP hosted successful ICT training workshop in 2015, expanding the initial project scope from water security to include disaster management and risk reduction. Professionals and decision-makers from all over the world convened at Central European University in July 2015 for the "Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction" workshop. Check out this video and don't miss the opportunity to apply for 2016 ISEPEI workshops!

ISEPEI upcoming "Bridging ICTs and Environment" workshops in July 2016:

ISEPEI Announces Call for Applications for 2016 Summer Workshops

December 28, 2015

ISEPEI has opened the Call for Applications for its upcoming "Bridging ICTs and Environment" workshops in July 2016, the next in a series of international workshops ISEPEI has been conducting since 2014: 

1. Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring SDGs, 4-9 July, 2016

2. Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, 11-15 July, 2016

UNEP Launches First MOOC on Marine Litter

October 24, 2015

Did you know that coastal countries produced 2.5 billion tons of waste in 2010, of which 275 million tons was plastic, the most abundant type of marine litter? 

UNEP is launching the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on marine litter to raise awareness against marine litter and promote solutions to plastic pollution in our oceans.

The MOOC is offered in collaboration with the Open Universiteit in the Netherlands and incorporates case studies that will inspire leadership at all levels.

ISEPEI Showcased at Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi

October 9, 2015

At the recent Eye on Earth Summit (October 6-8 in Abu Dhabi), the ISEPEI Project, directed by CEU’s Viktor Lagutov was showcased in several sessions. Project Director Viktor Lagutov and Project Manager Emily Nilson were at the Summit representing ISEPEI, a project that came about as a result of the inaugural Eye on Earth Summit in 2011, where it was selected among several other notable project proposals for funding.

Dr. Lagutov Leads Water Security Session and Panel at Eye on Earth Summit

October 8, 2015

From October 6-8, 2015, over 650 delegates convened at the second Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi. The Summit, focused on informed decision-making for sustainable development, aimed to stimulate international action to revolutionize how we collect, access, share, and use data and information to make real, tangible changes in the world. 

ISEPEI Celebrates Launch of Online Training Manual

October 7, 2015

After several months of preparation, development of partnerships, and collection of case studies, ISEPEI is excited to report the launch of the “ICTs for Water Security” training manual online at The training manual was launched last week at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi ( during a side event led by UNEP’s Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES).

Emily Nilson Contributes to UNEP GUPES Side Event at Eye on Earth Summit

October 7, 2015

At the second Eye on Earth Summit, held from October 6-8, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, over 650 delegates representing governments, international organizations, private sector entities, civil society, and academia convened to elicit international action to improve data for sustainable development.

Video Release: The ISEPEI Project

October 5, 2015

ISEPEI is proud to announce the release of its first video, produced by CEU. The video was filmed during ISEPEI’s 2015 ICT training events, “Making Information Talk and Technologies Work for Water Security” with support from UNEP and UNOOSA, and “Innovations in Disaster Risk Management” in joint cooperation with UNDP. 

The video was showcased at the Special Initiative booths at the Eye on Earth Summit.