Summer Institute on environmental monitoring and assessment application


14 May – 1 June 2001 – Bloomington, USA


The Summer Institute was offered by the Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC) through funding from the National Science Foundation. The IAI provided support for the participation of two Latin American scientists in this Institute.

The three-week Summer Institute offered intensive training in theory and methods addressing the human dimensions of global change (HDGC), including techniques of remote sensing and GIS, survey approaches, forest ecology, and institutional factors with respect to questions of land-use/land-cover change. Formal classes and computer sessions covered our theoretical principles for image interpretation; the practical details of searching, ordering, and processing satellite images; and linking regional data to interviews, household surveys, botanical and soil inventories, institutional arrangements, and socioeconomic patterns.