Kick-off meeting of the Twinning Project "GATHERS – Integration of Geodetic and imAging TecHniques for monitoring and modelling the Earth's surface defoRmations and Seismic risk" will be held on December 4th-5th, 2019 at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr).
The main purpose of this project is to enlarge the number of research-intensive sections in the field of geospatial sciences at Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, represented by the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics – IGiG. Aiming to foster development of leaders to form Lead Research Working Groups in InSAR, LiDAR and GNSS seismology and to finally establish strong networks with the best Universities in Europe to generate competitive research applications in H2020. The main partners of the project are TU Delft (NL), TU Wien (AT) and Sapienza University of Rome (IT).
The main objective of the project will be achieved by strengthening the IGiG team with a cohort of young motivated MSc and PhD students who will work with leading experts in Europe in the fields of InSAR (TU Delft), LiDAR (TU Wien) and GNSS seismology (Sapienza UR) including scientific visits in the GATHERS partners’ headquarters for one to three months per year. Within the three-years realisation of the project we will organise three summer schools and two hackathons, three workshops and four meetings with businesses.
UPWr's IGiG ambition is to become one of the leading centres of excellence in geospatial science in Central and Eastern Europe within the next years.