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Czech Republic

Website: http://www.cuni.cz/

Organization:

The Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography is a stable part of the Faculty of Science at Charles University in Prague in Czech Republic. Interdisciplinary research and cooperation within the Faculty represent a source of competitive advantage of this research and educational institution. The Department’s activities are closely linked with other Natural Science departments and it cooperates with external research institutions through a variety of joint projects. The Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography is involved in the field of Earth observation relating to the use of satellites technologies (monitoring of land use/cover changes, application of satellite technologies in agriculture, collection and distribution of satellite data...). An important role of department is the education of Earth observation and geoinformatics sciences (GIS, 3D visualization, spatial database...). National grant-funded activities and International joint projects are carried out as well, such as ERASMUS, GMES or GLOBE.

Main Tasks:

Lead of WP7

Experience:
The Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography is involved in the international project GMES – TANGO. The department is a partner of international project GLOBE with focus on remote sensing capacity building in the Czech Republic. This project is carried out with support of NASA. The last three years the department has been a partner of project CITT – Academy of Earth Observation GMES and Galileo. The aim of this project was GIS and Earth observation capacity building in the Prague region and it was funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

Staff members:

  • Mgr.Premysl Stych, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in geoinformatics and Earth observation in the Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography, research and education of geoinformatics, Earth observation and long-term land use/land cover change (LUCC).RNDr. Lucie Kupkova, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in geoinformatics and Earth observation in the Department of Applied Geoinformatics and Cartography, research and education of Earth observation and long-term land use/land cover change (LUCC), suburbanization.

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