Online Autum Academy

International Online Autumn Academy on Spatial Ecotoxicology and Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment - Using an Open Community Approach

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Participants of the 2017 summer academy on ecotoxicological risk assessment with Ulrike Höfken, Minister for the Environment, State of Rhineland-Palatiate; Prof. Dr. May-Britt Kallenrode, President of the University of Koblenz-Landau; Prof. Dr. Gabriele E. Schaumann, Vice President  of the University of Koblenz-Landau; Prof. Dr. Ralf Schulz, founder of the Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau. The courses of the online academy are based on last year's summer academy. (Photo: K. Hiller)

General Information

The International Summer Academy gives an overview on ecotoxicological risk assessment with a focus on the use of freely available methods and resources of remote sensing and spatial analysis using GIS. The course provides young scientists with inexpensive tools and programs that are oriented for use both in developing and developed countries.
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The International Summer Academy on Spatial Ecotoxicology and Ecotoxicological Risk Assessment is organized by the groups Ecotoxicology & Environment and Landscape Ecology.

An increasing number of chemical substances are being released into our environment. Developing countries are particularly affected with high contamination, but often have inadequate control mechanisms and insufficient resources for risk assessment.
Spatial analysis offers more and more applications and potential within ecological risk assessment. The growing Open Community Approach makes this technology available for everybody.
Experts of various disciplines from national and international institutions will combine basic concepts of ecotoxicology with methods of geographic information system analysis. This will be illustrated with practical examples, both in the field and at the computer.

In 2018 we offer an Online Autumn Academy which is based on the 2017 summer academy. For more information please consult the pages in the English language tree.