About Environmental Systems Laboratory | Central European University (CEU)
The Environmental Systems Laboratory is located at the CEU Residence and Conference Center. The Laboratory aims at modeling of environmental and social systems using various software packages. Special attention is paid to cartography and application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to environmental analysis and management. The Laboratory also hosts the vast Environmental Collection of data and publications on ecosystem changes in the region.
The Systems Laboratory aims at enabling use of latest Information and Communication Technologies in the areas of CEU core expertise. Special attention is paid to modeling of environmental and social systems and promoting use of geospatial technologies. Syslab develops and runs the graduate courses and workshops on use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing tailored for the needs of various CEU departments and units.
Syslab also conducts regular in-service trainings for practitioners and professionals on using ICTs in various domains, such as disaster management, water security, biodiversity conservation, among others. In order to keep up with latest developments and provide participants with first hands information, Syslab cooperates with global leaders in geospatial technologies, such as UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, UN Development Program, European Comission's Joint Research Center, Esri, Google. See the ISEPEI Project for more details.
The Spatial Mapping and Analysis Research Group was launched by Syslab in 2012 to establish the platform for CEU community to cooperate on applying geospatial technologies in cross-departmental and multidisciplinary research.