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GeoS4S headed towards completion!

GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S), an ERASMUS+ project, co-funded by the European Commission is completing its duration after 3 years covering the period from 15 October 2015 to 14 October, 2018. The last months have been quite busy for the consortium members due to a number of concluding and dissemination events being organised at different locations.

(GeoS4S consortium members at the concluding meeting)

The concluding meeting of the GeoS4S project was conducted from 10th to 12th September, 2018 at King Mongkut’s University of Technology, Thornburi, Thailand. The consortium members summarised their contributions and shared their experiences as well as envisioned the paths of future collaborations.

It was followed by GeoS4S Dissemination Conference-2 on 13-14 September at the Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand.

(Participants of GeoS4S Dissemination Conference-2)

About 60 academics, researchers and decision makers from 26 universities in Austria, China, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Netherlands, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Thailand participated in the GeoS4S-DC-2. The GeoS4S consortium members introduced Teaching-Learning materials for the 20 modules developed within the project, integrated in an ePlatform for free and open access worldwide. The participants from other universities presented the study programmes related to Geospatial education at their respective universities and assessed that how can they potentially benefit from the outcomes of GeoS4S project.

(Participants of GeoS4S Dissemination Conference-3)

Further to this, the GeoS4S Dissemination Conference-3 was organised at the School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China on September 19th and 20th. It attracted about 50 participants from 42 universities in Austria, China, Netherlands and Thailand. After the presentation of Teaching-Learning materials by GeoS4S consortium members and study programmes offered by different universities, the conference concluded with a round-table session. The discussion was largely focussed on how university level students at various universities in China could benefit from the Teaching-Learning materials of GeoS4S modules. It was clarified that all materials will be integrated in an ePlatform for free and open access worldwide.

For this 3-year ERASMUS+ project ‘GeoS4S’ the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS of the University of Salzburg, Austria served as coordinator of a consortium of 10 universities from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, China and Thailand. The GeoS4S Consortium is pleased to disseminate the Teaching-Learning materials of 20 innovative modules on a Moodle Cloud Platfrom benefitting Geospatial teachers and learners around the world!