On the 15th of December was held a kick-off event for the Erasmus+ supported Climate change Adaptation using Digital geospatial twins and Earth Observation (CADEO) project for Capacity Building in Higher Education in Vietnam.
The consortium includes two EU Higher Education Institutions (Politecnico di Milano, IT and Lund University, SE), four Vietnamese HEIs (Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Hue University, Vietnamese-German University and Phenikaa University) and one Vietnamese private company (VidaGis).
The project’s coordinator prof. Maria Antonia Brovelli (Politecnico di Milano) welcomed the participants and guests by introducing the project objective, envisaged activities and goals. CADEO project aims to improve climate resilience strategies by leveraging the most recent geospatial technologies to promote socially equitable development and civic participation which is vital for any country, including Vietnam.
The project consists of designing, implementing, and blending teaching of four new innovative courses, training of trainers in HEIs of Vietnam, development of required digital infrastructure for Vietnamese HEIs, and dissemination of the results to wider society.
Courses for higher education programmes focusing on: Earth Observation (EO), Digital Twin Earth, Geospatial Web applications and Geospatial Intelligence. Deployment of cutting-edge eLearning systems, co-designed by different EU and Vietnam HEIs and an industry partner with the participation of key stakeholders. The EU project officer Alba Prieto Gonzalez also welcomed the partnering consortium.