Environment is primarily geographical in nature. Hence we at EEA have in the last couple of years moved from the aggregated country level into a more detailed level describing the effect pollution has on a particular area. We work with the location of lakes, rivers, roads, forests, urbanisation and satellite imagery to provide this detailed picture of what is going on.
All of this requires understanding of a new domain: Geographical Information Systems - GIS. With Absolute beginner's introduction to GIS you will in two days be able to discuss GIS with your friends and colleagues and not embarrass yourself.
Later in the year EEA, ETC/TE and ETC/W will arrange a workshop with the objective to present and discuss the impact of new spatial data flow requirements on the development of the Shared European Environmental Information System (SEEIS). This training course will build up to that.
See the agenda and register at http://www.eionet.europa.eu/Training/gis01
Note: The training course itself is free, but attendees must pay for travel, meals and hotel.
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