BioEcoN Project launched at Vietnam National University of Science
On September 2018, Prof. Mund, Prof. Cremer and BioEcoN Coordinator Kevin Beiler attended the opening of a project meeting at the Vietnam national University of Science in Hanoi. The BioEcon project team signed a number of Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) regarding the implementation of the project. The BioEcoN Project aims to developing teaching materials ont he topic of bio-economy. It addresses the level of academic, methodology and institutional skills among all universities through the design and development of a new graduate blended or e-learning programm. In times of resource scarcity, a bio-economy based on renewable resources like forest products is one to increasing consumption of materials and energy. Bio-Economy in itself cannot be considered as self-evidently sustainable.
The BioEcoN project has been funded under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union for three years from the end of 2017. It is co-hosted by HNEE, VNU University of Science, University of Valladolid from Spain, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences from Finland, Vietnam National University of Forestry and Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry.
IFEM Student supports UAV surveys of WCS in Cambodia
An IFEM Student has started his research internship in Cambodia at the Wildlife Conservation Society, (WCS - Cambodia). He will collaborate with Mr. Phien Sayon and participate in several forest and ecosystem protection acitivies in Cambodia applying his UAV aerial image collection capacity and exchange knowledge about using UAS for nature protection and conservation topics in South-East Asia.
Rollentausch am Waldcampus
HNEE-Professor und Försterin vom Forstgut Sauen / August Bier Stiftung tauschen für einen Tag die Arbeitsplätze im Rahmen des Projekts „PerspektivWechsel“ des MWFK.
GeoS4S International Summer School-3 at HNE in Eberswalde welcomes 70 international guests
70 participants from 20 countries participated in the two-week long GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S) international summer school which concluded in Eberswalde on 21 Julye 2018. Organized at HNEE together with a consortium of 10 universities from Europe, China and Thailand, the project is co-funded by EU Commission under the Erasmus Plus programme.
Participants were taught 10 modules on geo-informatics by lectures from different partner universities that took the lead in delivering the specific courses. Prof. Jan-Peter Mund, Frank Torkler and Stuart Krause represented the teaching capacity from HNEE.
Excursion to AGIT 30
Digital records - like paying by credit card or recording sports activities with the help of a fitness tracker - help to paint a detailed picture of our movement patterns and the associated activities. Most mobile phones deliver data that determines our location even more precisely and, above all, uninterruptedly. The AGIT Symposium & EXPO 2018, chose the focus “me | places | spaces”. For the first time a group of HNEE students on the initiative of Prof. Mund took part in the event from 4 to 6 July.
Representatives from research and industry discussed the role of the geo-information industry in an urban world in the context of smart city initiatives, their challenges on issues such as energy, infrastructure and mobility.
GeoS4S-ISS-2 and Dissemination Conference-1 concluded successfully in China - HNEE students and lectures attend Summer School in China
50 students from more than 20 faculties coming from 10 universities and institutions in Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Thailand and China attend the GeoS4S Summer School in Nanjing, China. For two weeks, expert practitioners specialized in the field set up ten professional courses, and intend to develop and enhance students' spatial thinking and practical skills in those area related toGIS. They will explore topics such as ‘Incident and Crisis Management for Sustainability’, ‘Geo-Visualization’ ‘Smart City’ and more. Prof. Jan-Peter Mund together with Stuart Krause (Msc FIT) delivers modules on Forest Biomass and Carbon Stock Quantification. In the sessions students will learn methods and tools for estimating, quantifying, calculating and monitoring the baseline of different carbon pools and carbon stocks chances related land management measures.
With the Summer School from 9.-16. March, the GeoS4S provides opportunities to the current learner/students to acquire knowledge and skills in addition to their regular curricula, in an international learning environment. The Geo-Services 4 Sustainability (GeoS4S) project is funded by the European Union and aims to develop a master course curriculum around geo-informatics and sustainability.
BioEcoN: 2nd Technical and Curriculum Development meeting conducted in Mikkeli, Finland
In the second wekk of June the second BioEcoN Technical and Curriculum Development meeting was successfully conducted at the Mikkeli technical University in South-Eastern Finland.
Bio-Econ: First Technical Meeting conducted at VNUF in Hanoi, Vietnam
During the first week of March 2018, the BioEcoN consortium met for the first technical meeting at the Vietnam National University of Forestry in Hanoi. The BioEcon-Project aims to develop a Msc. Curriculum on sustainable bio-economy by 2020. Researchers and lectures from HNEE but also Spain, Finland and Vietnam used the meeting in Hanoi to discuss the topic of bio-economy. Sharing these approaches indicated different traditions and multi-actors perspectives in the four countries. These perspectives will flow into the learning and teaching materials to be developed. At the end of the meeting the team agreed on work packages to be implement until the next technical meeting in June 2018 in Finland.