Date(s) - 27/08/2017 - 01/09/2017
The summer school “Land-system science for analysing dynamic landscapes, data, tools and models”, organized by Zentrum Landschaft, will be held from the 27th of August until the 1st of September 20017 in Filzbach Glarus-Nord, Switzerland.
In this summer school you will develop an integrated view on land-use change and landscape assessment. Moreover, you will learn to use/apply state-of-the-art data, tools and models for spatial analyses and efficiently translate your scientific findings to practitioners working in the field of land-use and landscape management.
Land use and the resulting landscape character is the result of complex human–environment interactions. The complexity of these processes increasingly challenges planners, environmental agencies and policy makers. In this summer school the students will learn how science can support practitioners in their decisions on sustainable land-use/landscape development. They will develop skills in data processing (remote sensing, 2D, 3D), apply a range of models (ranging from statistical models and frameworks to cellular automata), and learn about efficient toolsfor stakeholder involvement (e.g., landscape visualisation and perception by people). Topics that will be addressed include urbanisation, land abandonment, ecosystem service mapping, conservation management, socio-economic development as well as conflict assessments between different land-use interests.
Requirements: Interest in quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex land systems; interest in science-practice interfaces; basic knowledge in R, ArcGIS.
Audience: PhD students and Postdocs around the world (max. 20 students)
Costs: 500 CHFr (accommodation and full board for the entire week).
Travels or transfers within Switzerland is not included.
Where: Seminarhotel Lihn, located in Filzbach, Glarus Nord
Deadline for Registration: 1 May 2017
For the online registration and more information, please click here.