Intelligent geotechnologies, which integrate mapping, earth observation, geographic information systems and artificial intelligence, can play a fundamental role in supporting sustainable and climate-resilient agricultural practices. The Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES) at Lund University is a partner in a 3-year EU-funded project entitled “Intelligent Geotechnologies for Resilient Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change in Lao PDR (INTEGRAL).
INTEGRAL aims at building capacity in four Lao PDR universities through the development of four new innovative modular courses, the establishment of modernly equipped laboratories, and training actions. The project will also produce detailed crop-type maps of selected areas in Lao PDR under climate anomalies, with students actively engaged in well-designed data collection and field campaigns.
The first physical project meeting took place at Lund University the 20-21 September 2023. All project partners met in Lund in order to discuss and agree upon the course plans/syllabus for the new courses to be developed jointly. These courses will address:
1. Climate-resilient agriculture, food security and adaptation– the role of intelligent geotechnologies
2. Geospatial data modelling and visualization for climate-resilient agriculture
3. Earth observation and monitoring of the agricultural landscape
4. Intelligent Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) for resilient agriculture and adaptation
More information on INTEGRAL can be found on the project website https://integral.ntua.gr/ or the project’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/integraleu/
The contact person for INTEGRAL at Lund University is Associate Professor Ali Mansourian.