16-21/09 : Ecole d'été FORSYS (COST) "Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Forest Management"
The COST Action FORSYS organizes a Training School on "Decision Support Systems for Sustainable Forest Management" from 16.09-21.09.2012, taking place at BOKU university in Vienna, Austria. The training school intends to focus on the development and application of forest management decision support systems (DSS). The general aim of the course is to make participants familiar with the challenges of DSS development, give insight to existing DSS cases and allow them to contribute to projects focusing on decision support. The training school will concentrate on the theory of decision sciences and forest planning in the context of developing DSS. Thematic issues to be addressed will include the wide range of topics covered in sustainable forest management in particular focusing on challenges related to spatial planning, predicting forest dynamics under climate change and modeling trade offs of different ecosystem services.
The Training School is targeted to postgraduate students, admission is conditional on the presentation of every participant's work. Interested candidates should send their application to the chair of the organizing committee: Harald Vacik (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline for the application is 10th of June 2012. The Organizing Committee will select the candidates based on their application.
For more information on the Training school please check out the website : http://www.wabo.boku.ac.at/forsys_training.html