ISEPEI has been conducting a series of environmental professional education events since 2014 and was recently highlighted for its achievements at the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi. These events aim to improve data-driven decision-making by keeping professionals up-to-date on the latest advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their potential use in a wide variety of public policy applications. ISEPEI specializes in the application of geospatial technologies in water and other resources and in disaster management and risk reduction. We are always open to new partnerships and would like to expand our thematic reach. Contact us for further details.

We offer two main workshops and spin-off workshops in Summer 2020.

Main workshops:

1. Innovations in Disaster & Climate Risk Reduction 2020

Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 29 June 3 July 2020

Combining regional UNDP experience, ICT industry expertise, and accumulated first-hand knowledge by the global community of practice, the workshop will offer both theoretical and practical skills in disaster risk reduction, monitoring, and recovery. Click here for more information.

2. Geospatial Technologies for Monitoring Water- and Health-related SDGs 2020

Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 22 26 June 2020

The workshop provides an opportunity to get updated on the latest advances in geospatial technologies and remote sensing and see how these technologies can be applied to the monitoring of some of the SDGs. Click here for more information.

Spin-Off workshops:

Application of Google Earth Engine 2020

Visualizing and Analyzing Spatial Information with QGIS 2020

Previous courses:

Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, in cooperation with UNDP Regional Hub (Istanbul), 1-5 July 2019

Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals, in cooperation with UN, 22-26 July 2019

Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, 25-29 June 2018

Geospatial Solutions for Sustainable Water Management, 2-6 July 2018

Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, 24-28 July 2017 

Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Water Management, 3-7 July 2017  

Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, 11-15 July 2016

Based on both UNDP and other DRR expert's experiences, this workshop highlighted recent innovative advances in ICTs and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response.

Geospatial Technologies and Remote Sensing for Monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 4-9 July 2016

Timely to the recent adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, this workshop provided lectures and hands-on sessions for the effective monitoring of a variety of SDGs (e.g. water security, conservation, forestry, urban sustainability) with a focus on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. 

Innovations in Disaster Risk Management, 13-17 July 2015

This workshop covered a number of themes, including ICTs for disaster risk reduction (DRR), innovation in climate risk management and disaster preparedness and response, integration of innovative solutions in climate risk management (CRM) and DRR into sectoral and municipal development, and  was a  preparatory activity for the Eye on Earth Summit 2015.

ICTs for Water Security, 6-10 July 2015

Run in cooperation with the UNOOSA and with support from the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI), through the GUPES Project, this workshop was focused on the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in water management and security and was a preparatory activity for the Eye on Earth Summit 2015, featuring a combination of lectures and hands-on interactive sessions.

Spatial Planning and Environmental Assessment for Decision Making in Europe, 7-11 July 2014

The objective of this course was to provide students with theoretical backgrounds and up-to-date developments in terms of spatial planning and landscape sustainability. It aimed at facilitating the integration of researchers from EU neighbors into the European research scene on ICT and spatial planning in environmental management and decision-making. 

Making Information Talk and Technologies Work for Water Security, 7-10 July, 2014

The primary focus of this workshop was the ICT application in water management and water security. It covered a number of technologies including distance learning, remote sensing, geospatial technologies, and decision-support systems, among others.