Summer School - Geomatics for a Sustainable Environment

3 May 2019: Application Deadline!


This University of Geneva CAS aims at providing attendees with a good understanding and practical skills on the various open source geographic and environmental tools together with approaches to tackle environmental challenges and sustainability. These skills are also transferable and applicable for mountain research.

The objectives of this summer school are:

  • Give double competencies to professionals and students in geomatics and environmental fields
  • Acquire knowledge on a set of tools linked to Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDI), Web mapping (e.g. Geoserver, GeoNode, Geonetwork, MapX) and programming (e.g. Python for geoprocessing, R for geostatistics)
  • Acquire specific knowledge on tools available to assess biodiversity, ecosystem services and water resources

Any person interested and/or involved in environmental sustainability and natural capitals: biodiversity, water resources and ecosystem services. This CAS is targeting in particular Swiss and foreign experts in geographic information systems interested in environmental sustainability, young graduates, PhD students, experienced professionals who want to upgrade their knowledge and skills, employees and consultants from international organizations and from national or regional authorities in charge of these topics.


1st June-31st October 2019


Geneva, Switzerland