SUN Course Participants Use Technology to Map and Share Valuable Environmental Data

Representatives of organizations as diverse as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Asia Foundation, WWF Azerbaijan, and the municipality of St. Petersburg, Russia came together at CEU last week to explore how information and communication technologies can enable them to improve water management and security practices. The CEU Summer University (SUN) course, the first ever event held in CEU’s new smart classroom, was led by Viktor Lagutov, head of the Systems Laboratory (SysLab) at CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy (ENVS), and received support from many organizations including geospatial software company Esri, which generously donated tens of thousands of euros’ worth of ArcGIS software licenses for use in this course and by CEU students and faculty in the future.