Violeta-Vali Ciucur PhD.
Project ERASMUS+ “NEW COURSES IN GEOSPATIAL ENGINEERING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION OF COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS – GEOCLIC“
The main goal of the project is to modernize and internationalize training in the field of monitoring and environmental protection of coastal ecosystems using new geospatial technologies, big data, and remote sensing, at the undergraduate/graduate / doctoral levels in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan through innovative three-level curricula that meet market requirements and best practices. The lack of specialists with the competencies and skills to understand, transform and interpret satellite and ground-based data to make decisions related to environmental protection and the lack of specialists in the field of ecology, management, and engineering of the coastal zone affects the economic development of the Caspian Sea region. The lack of programs and equipment for analyzing coastal dynamics using satellite imagery and remote sensing affects the competencies and skills of graduates and specialists in geospatial engineering.
In this project, our university is one of the universities which has created pilot courses that will be implemented in the curriculum of universities in Asia (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan). We hope that the visit to the UMC laboratories will give an overview of what modern technologies mean, implemented in the students’ practical applications, and not only that.
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Mariana Panaitescu PhD.
- Goals of GEOCLIC
- To develop and create an innovative teaching/learning environment, create and equip each partner university with a new GEOCLIC laboratory (GEOLAB), a GEOCLIC office (GEOCOF), and a virtual events classroom (CVE) to strengthen links with the labor market, provide services to various target groups, and market educational services.
- Update the current BA / MSc / PhD courses in the target area in accordance with the objectives of the Bologna Process and the requirements of the modern labor market.
- Conduct professional development of teachers of target universities in European universities.
- Develop, implement, and accredit new practice-oriented, student-centered courses in geospatial technologies, remote sensing, monitoring, and big data processing specifically designed for the environmental safety of coastal ecosystems in accordance with the guidelines; including an innovative teaching/learning environment and ECTS.
- Establish strong scientific and academic links between partner organizations, EU universities, and enterprises.
- Ensure high quality of project results and sustainability of project results.
- CMU has prepared courses such as:
- ANDREI_G_Presentation_Optimizing computer vision algorithms
- PANAITESCU_FV_VOICU_I_Presentation_Risk management in the Black sea Course
- PANAITESCU_M-IGNAT_Presentation_Integrated Water Resources Management, Chemical Pollution of waters
- PANAITESCU_M-NEAGU_D_Presentation_Coastal engineering.
- Now, we invite all participants during the period of retraining to take informations about applications of these courses from our laboratories and simulators.
PARTICIPATION OF PARTNERS GEOCLIC
Coordinator – Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, KazNU (KAZAHSTAN) (KZ)
Prof. Zaure Rakisheva- Head of the Department on Mechanics al-Farabi Kazakh National University
University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, UT-ITC, NEDERLAND (NL)
Technische Uiversität Berlin, TUB, GERMANY, (DE)
EXOLAUNCH GmbH, EXO GERMANY, (DE)
Baku State University, BSU (AZERBAIJAN) (AZ)
Turkmen Agriculture University named after S.A.Niyazov, TAU (TURKMENISTAN)(TK)
International University for the Humanities and Development, IUHD (TURKMENISTAN)(TK)International Ecoenergy Academy, IEEA (Azerbaijan)(AZ)