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Exploring Environmental Challenges: Insights from OSUN's GeoHub Event at Central European University
Within OSUN's GeoHub project, we held the next event at Central European University in Vienna, Austria. On February 23rd, Daniyar Karabaev from the LAS department AUCA, Kanat Sultanaliev and Otabek Nigmatov from the Tian-Shan Policy Center AUCA, gave a talk for CEU students in the Environmental Studies department.
SWITCH-Asia PERETO Launches ECO KG Certification in Kyrgyzstan's HoReCa Sector Recognizing environmental best practices
Recognizing environmental best practices
AUCA, CEU, and Bard College Launch Innovative Collaborative Geospatial Course
On October 4, 2023, we hosted our first joint online course, Introduction to Geospatial Data Visualization (IGVI), within the framework of the Network Collaborative Course (NCC) initiative.
AUCA Students Share Insights on Environmental Conservation with schoolchildren from Toktogul district
Students from the AUCA, Zhypara Kadyrakunova and Savlet Nishanbek visited students from the 8th and 9th grades of School No. 41 named after Ibrahimov Umarov in the village of Zhany-Zhol in the Jalal-Abad region.
Zere Abisheva about Summer School in Budapest
Zere Abisheva from AUCA, Environmental Management 4-year
Asel Dhzovozova: feedback on Summer School in Budapest
Asel Dzhovozova from American University of Central Asia (Software Engineering, 4- year) about Summer school in Budapest.
Second environmental camp for AUCA students in the Chychkan Gorge
From June 25th to 29th, 2023, the Tian-Shan Policy Center organized a summer environmental camp for students "Sustainable Natural Resource Management and GIS in Chychkan." The objectives of the event were to raise students' awareness about the importance of preserving the Chychkan Gorge ecosystem and conducting research on the use of natural resources in this unique complex.
Understanding the Risks of Big Data:Chrys Margaritidis Examines Ethical Challenges in GIS
The ever-present topic of Big Data was once again in the spotlight with the talk by Chrys Margaritidis on the ethical implications of Big Data, particularly addressing the field of geographic information systems (GIS). This public lecture, organized by the OSUN GeoHub project, was held at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) on June 7 and gathered an audience both in-person and online.
The talk recognized the predominant role of Big Data and metadata in our daily lives. One day we are witnessing the positive impact of Big Data analytics on consumer experience and the management of global crises, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. The next day, we hear about the misuse of personal information by technology giants like Facebook and Cambridge Analytica or the reports about the effect of fake news on the electoral process.
Focusing more on the potential "dark" side of Big Data, the lecture discussed such examples as predictive policing, real-time surveillance, and pre-emptive punishment, showing how otherwise beneficial uses of Big Data can pose significant risks to our society if we don’t develop a comprehensive understanding of their importance and an ethical framework to handle their potential consequences. The last part of the presentation explored the challenges in the GIS field, particularly looking at the ways the geospatial data is gathered, stored, analyzed, and used.
The lecture sparked a lively discussion among both online and in-person participants about the ethical aspects of Big Data and GIS, highlighting the relevance and importance of the issue and encouraging further exploration of this crucial topic.
Earth Observation Data for Monitoring the Global Agendas
OSUN's GeoHub project is inviting you to join a talk by Lorant Czaran, Scientific Affairs Officer at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), who will explore the application of Earth observation data and geospatial technologies for monitoring Global Agendas.

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