We will have another R hands-on meeting to highlight new spatial R developments. This time our MSc student Matthias Vollmuth will present his R developments  concerning joint analysis of raster and vector data. He will outline the aim of this study as well as challenges. Mainly R codes will be shown and discussed in order… Read More


Our next CAWa-Project remote sensing and GIS training is scheduled for November 2014 in Tashkent in close cooperation with the SIC-ICWC. A workshop on agricultural land use mapping and irrigation water requirement related topics will be held. We have several other inquries from our Central Asian colleagues and partner organizations – options are discussed at… Read More


Animal movement is critical for maintenance of ecosystem services and biodiversity. The study of complex movement patterns and of the factors that control such patterns is essential to inform conservation research and environmental management. Technological advances have greatly increased our ability to track, study, and manage animal movements. But analyzing and contextualizing vast amounts of… Read More


From May 12th to 24th, 2014, a CAWa Summer School on „Methods and tools for the assessment, modeling and monitoring of  Central Asian water and land resources“ was held at the German-Kazakh University (DKU), Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. The Summer School introduced scientific concepts, methods and tools for the analysis, modeling and monitoring of land… Read More


For the first time we visited Nigeria this year in April. In the capital of the Niger State Minna the WASCAL Masters Program on “Climate Change and Adapted Land Use” is based at the Federal University of Technology (FUT Minna).  Besides some fundamentals on Remote Sensing theories the major topic of this one week course was… Read More