The World of GIS has arrived to Blue Oak Ranch Reserve

The World of GIS Students

16 International scholars and 5 instructors have gathered at BORR on May 25 for a  month of hands on training in the use of Geographic Information Systems for conservation. These courses are provided jointly by Society for Conservation GIS, Juniper GIS, ESRI, UC Davis Information Center for the Environment, and UC Berkeley Blue Oak Ranch Reserve. The Scholarship Program currently targets its support primarily at the regions where SCGIS international chapters and informal conservation GIS communities affiliated with SCGIS are growing or emerging, in an effort to promote further growth of these chapters and communities.  For the past 20 years, SCGIS and the ESRI Conservation GIS Program have encouraged our international chapters to extend their outreach beyond their formal country borders, and to embrace colleagues from neighbor regions or even from far away.

The instructors and organizers for this year’s program are:

Charles Convis, Sasha Yumakaev, John Schaeffer, Leslie Backus, Carlos De Angelo, Miriam Schmidts

Andina Anastasia Krey, USAID Lestari, Indonesia

Caterina Dimitriadis Pampin, Por La Pesca Artesanal, Uruguay

Cintia Gisele Tellaeche, Universidad Nacional de Jujuy, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias – Andean Cat Alliance, Argentina

Francoise Cabada Blanco, Laboratorio de Conservación Marino-Costera, Departamento de Estudios Ambientales, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela

Iurii Strus, State Museum of Natural History, Ukraine

Jacob Kimagl, Wildlife Conservation Society, Papua New Guinea

Jean Claude Kalemba, African Wildlife Foundation, DR Congo

Jean Luc Ramahavelo, Blue Ventures, Madagascar

Maholy Ravaloharimanitra, The Aspinall Foundation, Madagascar

Marlon Prestes, Instituto de Pesquisa em Vida Selvagem e Educação Ambiental – SPVS, Brazil

Olga Ilina, Northern Environmental Coalition, Russia

Phien Sayon, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia

Ricardo Sandí Sagot, Organization for tropical studies, Costa Rica

Sergei Rusetski, Institute of experimental botany, Belarus

Tomomi Kudo, EnVision Conservation Office, Japan

Zouh Tem Isabella, Cameroon National REDD+, Cameroon

Canserina Kurnia, Mike Hamilton

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