- South Central and Eastern European Regional Information Network
17-18 June 2013, Prague, Czech Republic
The first meeting of
SCERIN (SCERIN-1), was held 17-18 of June 2013, and hosted by the Faculty
of Science at Charles University, Prague. The sponsors of the event included
GOFC-GOLD, START, NASA, ESA, and CU. Detailed information regarding the meeting
is provided by the hosts at the SCERIN-1 Meeting web site.
The goals of SCERIN-1 included:
- Inform about ongoing
scientific efforts and projects with possible contribution and follow-up
activities of the SCERIN participants.
- Review the availability
of satellite data, products, and approaches for land cover monitoring in South
Central and Eastern Europe (SCE).
- Outline the specific
land-cover and land-use change research, applications and development needs
in the SCE region.
- Form Focus Groups (FGs)
to resolve specific regional and national issues, as requested by the SCERIN
- Outline the objectives
and location for a capacity building meeting/workshop to be organized by the
network within the following year.
To ensure continuity and
collaboration between the existing networks in the region, SCERIN-1 was conducted
in coordination with the regional meeting of the International
Geographical Union (IGU) LUCC Regional Meeting, held in Prague, Czechia, 20-22 June, 2013.
SCERIN-1 included 3 related activities:
- SCERIN-1 Meeting,
17-18 June 2013, entitled: “Current Focus and Future Directions in
LCLUC Science in the South and Central Europe Regions”.
- Scientific Field Trip,
19 June 2013, entitled: “LCLUC in Sokolov Region in Northwestern
Bohemia affected by mining activities“ to observe typical examples
of LCLUC, including land-use change associated with open-cast mining, reclamation,
re-vegetation, and monocultures of Norway spruce.
- Trans Atlantic Training
(TAT) in coordination with IGU LUCC, 20-22 June 2013, entitled: “Classification
methods in Land-Use/Land-Cover Change”, during which leading remote
sensing experts will provide a 2-day advanced training session for SCERIN and IGU students
and post graduates.
Information from the SCERIN-1 meeting:
- Currently the next SCERIN meeting (SCERIN-2) is planned for June 2014 in Poland. The dates, hosts and location are currently being determined.