Environmental Research and Education

Use of scientific research methods to investigate environmental and natural resources issues

e.g. EnviroSense currently carries out research for the project, “EnviroSecurity Assessments” by the Institute for Environmental Security, Den Haag, The Netherlands. The purpose of the project is to develop a methodology to identify environmental security hot spots around the world and prevent potential conflict by applying the integrated approach, Horizon 21 . (For more information refer to www.envirosecurity.org)

Building in house capacity for GIS/Remote Sensing usage and natural resource management by developing and teaching exercise material

e.g. Involvement in EU initiative through the Asia-Link Programme of the International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands. Involvement included the co-development of GIS exercises for the ITC educational package “GIS for poverty mapping and poverty alleviation”. The exercises were made for four higher education institutions in Europe and Asia .