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Upcoming Training 3


The Earth Observation Research and Innovation Centre (EORIC) at the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, is organizing a training workshop designed to introduce participants to the basic concepts and operational skills necessary to acquire and use products obtained through the GEONETCast system and to apply them for Climate, Water and Environmental applications. The emphasis will be on applications for Water and Food Security and Environmental Monitoring.

Target Group

Staff and Students, Researchers in Water Resources, Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Meteorology, Geo-information and Remote Sensing Scientists who want to use near real time geospatial data for monitoring and planning purposes, Workers in the forestry and natural resource management.

What will be achieved?

You will learn how to set-up a GEONETCast system, and develop technical skills on data retrieving methods, product content and data analyses related to water and environment. Participants can select a number of case studies to review the methodology and applicability of the Earth Observation data.

Why choose this workshop?

The workshop gives you practical skills and up-to-date knowledge on how to monitor natural resources from space. With the open source software you can easily build your own applications and analyses schemes related to your interest. Through the case-studies the whole trajectory from image to product is demonstrated. On completion, you can become the focal point for Earth Observation data within your organization.

Learning Materials

  • A working laptop is required for all assignments at the workshop
  • A DVD with copies of all lectures and data for exercises will be provided to all participants

Admission requirements

  • Academic level and background;

Applicants should have a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized University in a discipline related to the course, preferably combined with working experience in a relevant field.

  • Computer skills;

Applicants must have elementary computer experience.

Date, Time, Venue and Training Cost

Venue: UENR-Sunyani

Date and time: 15th to 19th May 2017; 8am to 5pm

Duration: 5 Days

Course fee: The registration fee is GHC800.00 which covers a certificate of participation, lunch, a DVD drive containing all lectures and data.

Deadline of Registration: 10th May, 2017

Payment Details

You can pay directly into the following account and bring along the receipt on the day of training

Account Name: University of Energy and Natural Resources

Bank: National Investment Bank

Branch: Sunyani

A/c No: 1107015346302

You can also pay on the day of the training but you will need to inform organizers at least a week before.


HOTLINES: Call or WhatsApp 050 502 4204

Tentative Programme

Day One Arrival and Registration
Day Two Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS)

Practical – GIS and RS with Open Software

Introduction to GEONETCAST data system

Day Three Case Studies (Water, Health, Energy, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Disasters, Weather and Climate)
Day Four Submission of Case Studies & Evaluation
Day Five Presentation of selected Case Studies

Presentation of Certificates

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Hotline: Call or WhatsApp 050 502 4204