12. July 201912 July 2019, 17:00
Seminarhotel Lihn, Filzbach Glarus-Nord, Switzerland
WSL Landscape Center
Type of event:
PhD students and Postdocs around the world (max. 24 students)
You will develop an integrated view on land-use change and landscape assessment. You learn to use/apply state-of-the-art data, tools and models for spatial analyses and efficiently translate your scientific findings to practitioners working in the field of land-use and landscape management.
Land use and the resulting landscape character is the result of complex human–environment interactions. The complexity of these processes increasingly challenges planners, environmental agencies and policy makers. In this summer school the students learn how science can support practitioners in their decisions on sustainable land-use/landscape development. They develop skills in data processing (remote sensing, 2D, 3D), apply a range of models (ranging from statistical models and frameworks to cellular automata), and learn about efficient tools for stakeholder involvement (e.g., landscape visualisation and perception by people). Topics addressed include urbanisation, land abandonment, ecosystem service mapping, conservation management, socio-economic development as well as conflict assessments between different land-use interests.
- Interest in quantitative and qualitative analysis of complex land systems
- interest in science-practice interfaces
- basic knowledge in R, ArcGIS
- NEW: motivation letter + 1-page short CV
Submission and Registration is already closed.
- 700 CHF (accommodation and full board for the entire week).
- Travels or transfers within Switzerland is not included.
Download and links
8757 Filzbach (Glarus Nord)
Tel: +41-55-614 64 64
Travel connections to the summer school venue
From Zurich Airport
Take the direct train S2 to Ziegelbrücke, then change to the bus in direction of Mühlehorn Bahnhof. Get off at Filzbach Sportzentrum .
The train S2 is leaving from Zurich Airport every hour at hh:06.
From Filzbach Sportzentrum, it is 300 m to walk to Seminarhotel Lihn.
Or take any train to Zürich HB (Zurich main station) and go on from there.
From Zurich Main Station
Take the train S25 in direction of Linthal. Get off at Näfels-Mollis, then take the bus in direction of Mühlehorn Bahnhof. Get off at Filzbach Sportzentrum.
The train S25 is leaving from Zurich Main Station every hour at hh:43. From Filzbach Sportzentrum, it is 300 m to walk to Seminarhotel Lihn.
The ride with public transport lasts 1.5 to 2 hours. These connections are available every hour.
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