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Highlights from the II Environmental Intelligence Summer School

SMARTLAGOON and WATCHPlant are delighted to announce that the II Environmental Intelligence Summer School, held from June 19th to 21st, 2024, at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), was a tremendous success. The event, dedicated to the digitalization of natural environments, brought together more than 45 enthusiastic students from diverse backgrounds, all eager to explore the latest advancements in environmental intelligence.

The event kicked off with an inspiring opening ceremony attended by key figures from both the SMARTLAGOON and WATCHPlant projects. Laura García Carmona, Belén Picó Sirvent, Alfredo Quijano, Javier Senent Aparicio, and José María Cecilia Canales shared their visions and underscored the importance of collaboration in advancing environmental intelligence. The summer school featured a series of insightful sessions led by renowned experts in the field. Darina Botsova and Francesco Matteuci from the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency highlighted the scope and significance of environmental intelligence, setting the tone for the rest of the event.

Participants were introduced to groundbreaking projects such as WATCHPLANT, SMARTLAGOON, I-Seed, RAMONES, and ReSET. Each presentation showcased innovative approaches and cutting-edge technologies aimed at enhancing our understanding and management of natural environments. The hands-on workshops were a major highlight, providing students with practical experience in using tools like the SWAT model and low-cost sensing technologies. Sessions on parcel monitoring and watershed models allowed participants to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world scenarios, fostering a deeper understanding of environmental intelligence applications.

Students worked in groups to develop SWAT+ application examples for assigned study basins. This collaborative effort culminated in presentations where each group shared their findings and insights, demonstrating the practical utility of the skills and knowledge gained during the summer school. The event also provided ample opportunities for networking and collaboration. Students, researchers, and professionals from various institutions connected, exchanged ideas, and discussed potential future projects. This interaction is expected to foster continued collaboration and innovation in the field of environmental intelligence.

The organizers ensured a seamless experience for all attendees. Comprehensive information on travel, accommodation, and logistics was provided, making it easy for participants to focus on the event’s rich content. The II Environmental Intelligence Summer School was a resounding success, exceeding expectations and leaving a lasting impact on all participants. With over 45 students enrolled, the event not only enhanced their knowledge and skills but also strengthened the collaboration between the SMARTLAGOON and WATCHPlant projects.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the speakers, participants, and organizers who made this event possible. We look forward to more such successful collaborations in the future, driving innovation and excellence in environmental intelligence. For more details about the event and future updates, please visit our website or contact us directly. Thank you for being a part of this incredible journey!

Feel free to reach out if you have any specific inquiries or need further assistance. We are excited about the future prospects and the continued growth of our community in environmental intelligence.

To end on a high note, here are just a couple of pictures from the summer school!