A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL DIRECTOR: Dr. Anita Simic Milas
The educational needs and interest of society in technological fields are rapidly changing. Basic higher education is commonly not sufficient to meet educational needs in the field of remote sensing. The SPatial LITeracy (SPLIT) Summer School is an international and interactive event between universities, research institutions and private firms that considers state-of-the-art remote sensing technology, sophisticated and comprehensive modeling approaches, data analysis, and sophisticated software capabilities – all of which is incorporated in the framework of building a well-designed strategy to protect natural resources and public well-being.
The process of globalization requires a specific role of teachers to adapt themselves for international opportunities, rearranging their skills, achievements, and previous experiences. Our philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that students need to be equal partners in the learning process.
We try our best to create professionally healthy and relaxed atmosphere during the SPLITRS events, where all participants feel comfortable and equally treated regardless of their gender, orientation, religion or race.
Young people are our future and our future starts now.
A NOTE FROM THE HOST OF SPLITRS: Dr. Chariton Kalaitzidis
I am pleased to be welcoming you to SPLITRS 2016. I am the research and studies co-ordinator of the MSc program on “Geoinformation in Environmental Management” of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania. My BSc is in Agricultural Science, while my MSc, PhD and research interests regard the use of GIS and remote sensing in environmental applications and vegetation monitoring. In particular land cover mapping, forest monitoring and precision agriculture are amongst my focused interests.
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania is part of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, an intergovernmental organization aiming to provide postgraduate and specialized education to the people around the Mediterranean Sea and promote collaboration on agriculture, food, fishery and rural territories development. Our postgraduate course is focusing on introducing the tools of geoinformation on environmental applications and allowing our graduates to take home this knowledge and apply it for the development of their countries.
We are thrilled at the prospect of hosting SPLITRS 2016 and having the opportunity to achieve our mission objectives to a global audience. Our main goal is for the SPLITRS participants to meet their learning expectations. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We are looking forward to meeting you in Chania.