On 13-15 July 2021, the University of Southampton More than Maps Team hosted a three-part online workshop series for early career professionals, covering:
- An introduction to research theories and frameworks, through examining the importance of evidence-based policy in adapting to environmental change
- An introduction to remote sensing, through a case study of detecting environmental threats from space
- An introduction to stakeholder analysis, exploring how we can use social science methods for managing environmental change
The workshops were run using Blackboard Collaborate, led by Dr Sien van der Plank, Professor Emma Tompkins, Professor Jack Corbett, Professor Jadu Dash, Ms Yanna Fidai, and Ms Marie Schlenker. Participants signed up for the online live sessions from all over the world, including North America, the Caribbean, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. All three workshops were highly interactive, using a range of methods to support engagement, including: Q&As, quizzes, online whiteboards, polls, and coding on Google Earth Engine.
In the future, we are hoping to provide more of the workshop materials for free online, so that people can access the resources any time. Keep an eye on www.morethanmaps.sartrac.org to keep up to the date on the latest news!
The workshops were well received by the diverse audience and the More than Maps Team is looking forward to delivering more workshops to young people and professionals in the future. If you are interested in learning more about More than Maps or would like to attend a workshop, please get in contact with Dr Sien van der Plank (firstname.lastname@example.org).