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Start Events Waterpraxis Events Workshop on Land-Use Modelling

Workshop on Land-Use Modelling

11 - 13 November 2009, Helsinki, Finland

The aim of the training workshop is to provide knowledge and methods to the participants regarding the challenges from climate change and land-use development on river basin planning and management. Focus will be on hands-on exercises using freely available GIS based software developed in earlier EU projects Forum Skagerrak, RiverLife and Watersketch. The participants will be provided with data. The target group of this workshop is land-use and river basin planners. Experience in GIS is expected.

Waterpraxis workshop on “Land-use, Climate Change and River Basin Planning”

Date: 11 – 13 November 2009
Place: Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Address: Mechelininkatu 34a, Helsinki, Finland
Meeting room: Tervapääsky (8th floor)


Wednesday 11 November
13:00 Welcome (sandwiches and refreshments will be provided)
13.15 Overview of the course
13.30 Introduction to land-use modelling with LUCIA
14.40 Getting started with LUCIA
15:30 Coffee
15:45 Exercises – data analysis with LUCIA
17:30 End of the day

Thursday 12 November
09:00 Exercises - Land-use simulations with LUCIA
11:00 Introduction to modelling with RiverLifeGIS
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Getting started with RiverLifeGIS
14:00 Coffee
14:15 Exercises with RiverLifeGIS
17:00 Sauna
18:30 Dinner

Friday 13 November
09:00 Climate change scenarios
09:45 Exercises on climate change challenges with LUCIA and RiverLifeGIS
10:30 Coffee
10:45 Exercises on climate change challenges with LUCIA and RiverLifeGIS
12:00 Discussion and conclusion
13:00 Lunch

Teaching team:
Lena Hallin-Pihlatie (Senior Planner), SYKE
Jaana Rintala (Planner), NOREC
Henning Sten Hansen (Professor), Aalborg University

There is no fee for participation, but participants must pay their own travel and accommodation costs. The number of participants is limited to 20.

Technical requirements:
Participants are expected to bring their own notebook computer. In addition we recommend that ArcGIS including Spatial Analyst is installed. If you do not have ArcGIS installed, please contact the contact person.

Registration deadline:

Friday 16-October 2009
Until this deadline we have reserved two seats per Waterpraxis partner and one seat per associated partner.

Registration and Contact:
Anne-Mari Rytkönen, SYKE
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Programme (pdf)