Join our five-day course in Warsaw to learn how to apply earth observation in your work!

February 18 – 22 in Warsaw, Poland

Earth Observation data is readily available and growing more sophisticated by the day. Finding ways to leverage this data is a major key in optimising the ways we fight climate change. As developers all over the world try their hand at developing applications to better understand and tackle climate change, Climate-KIC understands the role that this data can have in the development and use of such applications. 

EO ClimLab employs leaders in the field of Earth Observation data as well as software development to ensure the developers of these applications have the tools necessary to stay on the cutting edge of climate change prevention. The program will educate those interested in climate change on how to obtain, process, and use Earth Observation data when writing and developing their own applications. This will give those taking a practical approach to fighting climate change the tools necessary to employ all available information in their solutions.

The course will take a close look at space data and meteorological data, and how the WeatherBox platform can unlock the full potential of this powerful big data. Additionally, participants will be given hands-on coaching on how to build programs from the ground up using these data sets.

This practical approach to tackling the threat of climate change aims to enable the next generation of developers and practitioners to develop real solutions to build towards a more sustainable future.

Interested? Register here.

 

This February: Learn how to use simulation techniques to reach the Sustainable Development Goals!

February 27-28 and April 08 – Online

The World’s Future Online is a social simulation in which participants get immersed in mock negotiation and decision-making to influence the well-being of three countries. It serves as an example of what is needed to solve problems facing the world as a whole. The emphasis of any social simulation is a “serious goal”, be it message transmission, competence training, strategy development or capacity building.

Also known as a multiplayer serious game, it combines the benefits of systems analysis and simulation techniques with the dynamics of creative group scenario building via role-playing and realistic situations that demand communication and co-operation. The World’s Future Online is based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with the gameplay set in the context of global climate change. Players become leaders of three economically diversified regions that follow carbon-intensive development policies and must undertake decarbonization efforts.

Take part in Climate-KIC’s online Spotlight course "Teaching sustainability – Using simulation to reach the SDGs in regional transformation" and learn how to lead your region to decarbonization!

Interested? Please register here.

 

Sign up here to explore a series of free online courses on CO2 reuse. These courses provide essential information and facts to increase learners’ understanding of Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU).

There is an urgent need to reduce CO2 emissions that contribute to harmful climate change. So why not capture these emissions and make them work for us, not against us? Chemical research shows that CO2 can be extracted and separated into its elements in an energy-efficient way. It can then be repurposed for alternative uses.

Carbon dioxide could be used directly in other products – such as dry ice or fire extinguishers. But it can also be used for producing polymer materials such as foams, fibres and rubbers. The potential of this method is twofold:

  • Avoiding CO2 spreading into the atmosphere
  • Avoiding the use of raw materials to create new products.

The four courses introduce CO2 reuse and explore it in relation to Business & Society, Technology & Innovation, and Value Chains. Each course features guided tours of key case studies, exploring different aspects of CO2 reuse. The courses provide access to community discussions to connect with other participants.

This course was developed from key learnings of EIT Climate-KIC’s EnCO2re programme, an innovation and market development programme for CO2 reuse.

Find out more here!

 

 

Our CSA Booster multilingual "Future of Farming: Exploring Climate Smart Agriculture" MOOC starts 24 September in English, German, French and Chinese!

The free online course was developed by the UK's University of Reading with support from EIT Climate-KIC Online Education to scale the international agriculture sector's response to climate change. It is funded by EIT Climate-KIC's CSA Booster flagship. The English-only version running on Future Learn has already attracted over 5,000 participants since launching early last year! 

After introducing the concept of climate smart agriculture (CSA) in week one, the course takes an in-depth look at practical climate mitigation and adaptation opportunities in EU dairy production and in EU wine production.

Pan Pan, Head of EIT Climate-KIC’s Flagship Programme CSA Booster and Deputy Director of the Sustainable Land Use theme, said: "As more and more people are educating themselves about the environment, we wanted to share our networked expertise and make our popular 'Future of Farming' course more accessible to today's growing generation of multilingual online learners. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders."

Dr Matthieu Arnoult, University of Reading, says: “[The course] is specifically designed to be accessible to anyone who wants to learn more about modern food production, farming and environmental challenges.”

The MOOC is FREE no matter which language participants choose to study in and is structured in flexible hours over three weeks from 24 September 2018.

You can register for the English version of the course here

For the French, Chinese and German versions of the course, please register here

 

 

Sustainability can prove a rewarding pathway for professionals both today and in future.