Become a high-skilled geospatial professional
TimelineFrom October 2017 to 31 October 2020
ThemeWater management
CountriesChina, Thailand
Funded byErasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education, Key Action 2
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The objective is to develop a Learning Management System for remote sensing education for two Asian countries: China and Thailand. The Asian partners have experience in the discipline, and they are contributing to the content development as full partners. The developed training material supports education at BSc and MSc levels either as part of regular courses or as independent short courses.

The specific objectives are the following:

  1. To ensure researchers and academic staff in RS and geospatial sciences for studies integrated into world-wide sustainability academia (research) community;
  2. To strengthen and integrate RS and geospatial science into Multi-Inter-Trans-Cross- Disciplinary sustainability studies and research of Socio-Ecological Systems;
  3. To enhance the role of Asian institutions in socio-ecological systems studies and researches for the benefit of the Asian region;
  4. To promote internationalisation on the relevant knowledge areas;
  5. To enhance international cooperation between EU and Asian universities and research institutions

The LMS hosts 20 newly developed modules on remote sensing. Ten of them are addressing basic techniques; the other ones are addressing advanced application topics. Building the material into the curricula of the four participating universities will, by the time, enhance the practical use of remote sensing on a wide range of applications serving the labour market and society.

The LMS serves the practical applicability of remote sensing data for a wide range of disciplines, including environmental protection, agriculture, forestry, fishery, physical sciences, engineering, transport services and security services. The LMS aims to foster the uptake of remote sensing applications to boost the benefits that space technology brings to society and economy. The project objective is in line with the EU space strategy.

A consortium of eight partners implements IRSEL:

ITC participates in many aspects of the project. We develop two application modules:

Module 15: Application of Remote Sensing in Water Management

Module 16: Ocean/Sea and Coastal Monitoring

Furthermore, we implemented the prototype of the LMS on our server, and ITC is the leader of WP7 on “Quality assurance and evaluation”.

Contact persons

dr. Z. Vekerdy
Project leader
Global impact
Water management

Many of the world’s major environmental concerns have to do with water. Potable water is getting increasingly scarce, which makes it a valuable resource to be managed wisely. Extreme weather causes excessive flooding which can often be prevented with proper by interventions. Pollution of valuable water resources and the status of precious wetlands deserve close monitoring.

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