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 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.
There will be two workshops offered in Summer 2017 in Budapest, Hungary:
1) Geospatial Technologies for Sustainable Water Management, in cooperation with UNOOSA (Vienna office), July 3-7.
2) Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction, in cooperation with UNDP Regional Hub (Istanbul), July 24-28.
Based on both UNDP and other DRR expert's experience, 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.
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.
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.
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.
The objective of this course was to provide students with theoretical backgrounds and up-to date developments in term 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.
The primary focus of this workshop was 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.