The LANDSUPPORT Winter School was held online for two weeks, on February 14-25. The course objective was to develop a basic knowledge on the observation, analysis and modelling of the Earth Critical Zone (ECZ), and on how to use this knowledge base to develop WEBGIS or S-DSS applications. The Winter School was a success, as highlighted by participants’ feedbacks:
“This course was one of the best learning experiences I have had online in my early career. I would like to participate in it whenever possible in order to improve my skills in this area.”
“The school, I think, covered all the planned goals, the teachers are wonderful, and the organizations were excellent. I hope to enrol in a school like this in the future in broader programs to develop my own capabilities. The school is very useful to me as a student, especially in programming, remote sensing systems, modelling…etc. of the technology used in agriculture.”
“I appreciate the efforts of entire team & entire management for arranging such a lovely, interesting & valuable event where opportunity was offered to max. range of experts to learn and share knowledge across.”
“It really very nice to program and I feel good to participate in such valuable winter school. Thank you organizing committee for giving me this learning opportunity at your prestigious organization. Thank you again.”
The Winter School was attended by 135 participants from Italy, Belgium, Germany, France, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, Lebanon, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Canada, Ethiopia, South Africa, Pakistan, Ivory Coast, Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Tunisia, Zambia, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Philipines. Nearly all of them declared that they would attend again if the course will be organized yearly, and their comments after the course were simply enthusiastic!