Budapest, Hungary

Introduction to Geospatial Technologies for Achieving SDGs

when 25 July 2022 - 29 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 400

Geospatial technologies and remote sensing offer a crucial location element to the monitoring of SDGs and their corresponding targets and indicators, but the technologies’ uptake is hindered by the existing gap between practitioners and developers. The series of “Bridging ICTs and the Environment” ISEPEI workshops aims to bridge this gap by offering in-service education and professional training for practitioners. This annual workshop series provides an opportunity for non-specialists to get updated on the latest advances in geospatial technologies and their application in monitoring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sattelite Imagery, Geographic Information Systems, mobile applications, and other technologies can be applied for achieving and monitoring multiple SDGs targets and indicators. Focusing on various SDGs, the series has been successfully conducted in cooperation with UN agencies (UNEP, UNDP, UNOOSA, UNFPA, UNECE, UN FAO, etc) and global key stakeholders in digital technologies (EU JRC, Airbus, Esri, Google, MAXAR, etc) since 2014.

Course leader

Viktor Lagutov,
ISEPEI Project, Central European University, Hungary

Target group

The target audience for this course is a multistakeholder interdisciplinary group of practitioners and academia involved in the digital transformation of agriculture and rural areas and interested in the use of geospatial technologies.
The applicants from academia can include students, faculty, and research fellows from any institution, priority will be given to graduate students in public policy and environmental management from OSUN and CIVICA partner institutions.
Applications from any sector related to agriculture and rural areas development are encouraged, including senior and junior professionals from national agencies (e.g Ministries of Agriculture or Natural Resources), international organizations (UN and development agencies), farmer associations, civil society, and relevant private sector.
Applicants with practical experience in digital agriculture will be given priority.


Proven professional and/or academic focus on agriculture and food value chains or relevant geospatial technologies;
Intermediate computer user skills.

Course aim

This year’s course explores the use of geospatial technologies in agriculture and digital transformation of rural areas, including precision agriculture, mobile apps, GPS and drone use, among others. The program builds upon the professional network and expertise of the newly established OSUN’s GeoHub partners.

Credits info

1 EC
Our courses offer ECTS points, which may be accepted for credit transfer by the participants' home universities. Those who wish to obtain these credits should inquire about the possible transfer at their home institution prior to their enrollment.

Fee info

EUR 400: payable until May 28, 2022
EUR 300: payable until April 30, 2022


This course is generously funded by the Open Society University Network. Only currently enrolled
students, researchers and faculty from within this Network are eligible for scholarship while CIVICA member students may receive a waiver.