CODATA PASTD – IGU Joint Action on Capacity Building in 2017:
    ---International Training workshop on Big Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries successfully held in India

     

    The CODATA PASTD – IGU joint action of the International Training workshop on Big Data for Science and Sustainability in Developing Countries was successfully held from 17th -19th March, 2017 in Hyderabad, India. Training workshop is academic event of The Xth IGU International Conference on "Urbanization, Health & Well Being and Sustainable Development Goals ". The Indian training workshop is one of three actions ion of CODATA PASTD on capacity building in 2017 supported by International Geographical Union (IGU) and Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGSNRR, CAS). Other training activities will be held in Madagascar in September and in China in November.

    The training course aims to cultivate big open data publication and sharing idea and policy, and analysis and application abilities of young data scientist. 3 days training workshop included lectures and hands-on practice, which aims to promote capacity building for preservation of and open access to research data in developing countries.

    Prof. R.B.Singh, Vice President of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and Co-Chair of Strategy and Policy Sub-group of CODATA PASTD, and Yukio Himiyama, President of the International Geographical Union, attended the opening and closing ceremonies respectively. 56 trainee from 13 universities in India attended the training courses. CODATA PASTD member, Dr. Yunqiang Zhu, Co-chair of Capacity Building Sub-group of CODATA PASTD and professor from IGSNRR, CAS, and Dr. B. Srinagesh from Osmania University organized the training as co-chairs. Chinese scientists worked along with India colleagues to give courses on Open Big Data Discovery, Data Publication & Sharing, India earth observation system, Geospatial data interoperability, Geospatial data infrastructure and data sharing principles.

    The training workshop have achieved favorable effects with active participation. Professor R. R. Shingh, and Dr. V. Raghavaswamy, Deputy Director of the National Remote Sensing Centre, India, hope that the PASTD training course will continue in future and cultivate new generation of young data scientists with growing awareness of international cooperation.Opening ceremony of training workshop
    Opening ceremony of training workshop
    Prof. R..B.Singh, Vice Chairman of the International Federation (IGU), delivered an opening speech
    Prof. R..B.Singh, Vice Chairman of the International Federation (IGU), delivered an opening speech
    Yukio Himiyama, President of the International Federation (IGU), awarded a certificate to the trainees
    Yukio Himiyama, President of the International Federation (IGU), awarded a certificate to the trainees
    The closing ceremony of the training workshop
    The closing ceremony of the training workshop