Articles tagged by «Nicaragua»
A New Approach to High-Resolution Urban Land Use Classification Using Open Access Software and True Color Satellite Imagesping Countries
New open-access journal publication in Sustainability Journal
Urbanization nowadays results in the most dynamic and drastic changes in land use/land cover, with a significant impact on the environment. In most parts of the world, detailed information on the composition, structure, extent, and temporal changes of urban areas is lacking. This publication presents a methodology to produce high-resolution land use/land cover maps by the use of free software and satellite imagery. These maps can help to understand dynamic urbanizations processes to plan, design, and coordinate sustainable urban development plans. more
A Combined Field and Remote-Sensing Based Methodology to Assess the Ecosystem Service Potential of Urban Rivers in Developing Countries
New open-access journal publication in Remote Sensing Journal
Natural rivers in urban areas bear significant potential to provide ecosystem services for the surrounding inhabitants. However, surface sealing by houses and street networks, urban drainage, disposal of waste and wastewater resulting from advancing urbanization usually lead to the deterioration of urban rivers and their riparian areas. This ultimately damages their ability to provide ecosystem services. This paper presents an innovative methodology for a rapid and low-cost assessment of the ecological status of urban rivers and riparian areas in developing countries under data scarce conditions. more
Stay of staff member of Universidad Tecnológica La Salle financed by DAAD-ISAP exchange
Vermar Urcuyo will be visiting the junior research group SEE-URBAN-WATER from 16 June to 17 July 2019 as a guest lecturer as part of the International Study and Exchange Partnership (ISAP) with our partner university Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua. more
6 students from TU Darmstadt receive scholarships to spend their summer semester at our partner universities
Within the framework of the International Study and Exchange Partnership (ISAP) with our partner universities Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua, and Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica, full scholarships for a 6-month exchange semester were awarded to 6 students of TU Darmstadt. more
New member joined SEE-URBAN-WATER on April 15, 2019
Conrad Schiffmann completed his master's degree in “Governance and Public Policy” at the TU Darmstadt and subsequently worked as an independent consultant and co-founder of his start-up company „ParqueO²“ in San José, Costa Rica. more
Learn more about the stay of our exchange students in Nicaragua and Costa Rica
Our three exchange students spent the summer semester 2018 at our partner university “Universidad Tecnológica La Salle” in León / Nicaragua and at our partner university “Universidad de Costa Rica” in San José / Costa Rica. In Nicaragua and Costa Rica they were able to gain many new impressions and made interesting experiences in the terms of country, people, language and culture. Learn more about the semester at our partner universities and take a look at their field reports! more
DAAD ISAP-Programm mit der Universidad Technológica La Salle in León und der Universidad de Costa Rica in San José
Im Rahmen der Internationalen Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft (ISAP) mit unseren Partneruniversitäten der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua und der Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica sind jeweils drei Stipendien (Vollstipendien inkl. Reisekostenpauschale) pro Semester für ein 6-monatiges Austauschsemester zu vergeben.
Das Stipendium steht allen Studierenden der TU Darmstadt offen. Der Auslandsaufenthalt kann mit einem Praktikum und/oder der Anfertigung einer Abschlussarbeit (z.B. Bachelorarbeit) verbunden werden.
Die Nachwuchsgruppe SEE-URBAN-WATER und andere Projekte an der TU Darmstadt stellen sich der Öffentlichkeit vor.
Die interdisziplinäre Stadtforschung der TU Darmstadt stellt am 30.10.2018 ab 18:30 Uhr im Schader-Stiftungszentrum (Goethestraße 2 in 64285 Darmstadt) ihre Projekte und Perspektiven vor.
Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung wird Prof. Dr.-Ing Jochen Hack die Nachwuchsgruppe SEE-URBAN-WATER präsentieren.
Wir freuen uns auf Euch! more
An activity of the Institute for Social-Ecological Research to build Transdisciplinary Expertise for Sustainability Challenges
Lisa Deutsch and José Fernando Chapa participated from 29.07.2018 to 03.08.2018 in the Summer School “Brilliant Minds for Social-Ecological Transformations” of the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE) in Frankfurt, which is financed by the Volkswagen Foundation. more
DAAD ISAP-Programm mit der Universidad Technológica La Salle in León
Im Rahmen der Internationalen Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft (ISAP) mit unserer Partneruniversität der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua, sind in der Fortsetzungsphase vom WS 2017/18 bis einschließlich SoSe 2019 jeweils drei Stipendien (Vollstipendien inkl. Reisekostenpauschale) pro Semester für ein 6-monatiges Austauschsemester zu vergeben. more
Cooperation agreement with National Water Authority of Nicaragua (ANA)
The cooperation agreement with the National Water Authority of Nicaragua (ANA) was signed during a visit by Luis Angel Montenegro (Minister-Director ANA) on June 8th 2018 in Darmstadt/Germany. In the context of the SEE-URBAN-WATER project, ANA will provide primary data, including the acquisitions of meteorological datasets from INETER or any other source, and support in the monitoring of water quality with multiparameter in-situ measurements and water quantity through the installation of pluviographs and limnimeter rulers along the river and the city of Leon.”
We are looking forward to a good cooperation! more
Cooperation agreement with Universidad Tecnológica La Salle (ULSA)
The cooperation agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica La Salle (ULSA) was signed on March 13th 2018 in León/Nicaragua. The universities concluded the agreement for the purpose of institutional cooperation in the fields of research and the exchange of knowledge and information. The cooperation is intended to present academic and cultural cooperation as an expression of a friendly relationship. more
Tuesday, 29th of May, 6.30pm
As part of the evening lecture series of the Interdisciplinary Research Group “Stadtforschung”, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack will give a talk to the topic: “Urban Socio-Hydrology – A Project Example form Nicaragua”. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 29th of May 2018 at 6:30 pm at the Institute for History (Landwehrstraße 50a, 64293 Darmstadt, building S4|23, room 318). more
Learn more about the stay of our exchange students in Nicaragua
Our three exchange students spent the winter semester 17/18 at our partner university “Universidad Tecnológica La Salle” in León / Nicaragua. In Nicaragua they were able to gain many new impressions and made interesting experiences in the terms of country, people, language and culture. Learn more about the semester at our partner university in Nicaragua and take a look at their field reports! more
An an adventurous survey of the Pochote River in León
Chantal Kipp und Anna Bach verbrachten drei Monate in Nicaragua, um die Gewässerbelastung und den Verlauf des Flusses Río Pochote zu untersuchen. Ein Erlebnisbericht erschien in der Hoch³. more
Comparing Hydrological Ecosystem Services Models for Integrated Decision-Support in the Chiquito River Watershed, Nicaragua
New open-access journal publication in Sustainability
Different simulation models are used in science and practice in order to incorporate hydrological ecosystem services in decision-making processes. This contribution compares three simulation models, the Soil and Water Assessment Tool, a traditional hydrological model and two ecosystem services models, the Integrated Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Trade-offs model and the Resource Investment Optimization System model. The three models are compared on a theoretical and conceptual basis as well in a comparative case study application. The application of the models to a study area in Nicaragua reveals that a practical benefit to apply these models for different questions in decision-making generally exists. more
MDPI Journal Environments publishes article co-authored by Dr.-Ing. Jochen Hack
Nicaragua is preparing the construction of an interoceanic canal that will be the longest and largest canal on Earth. An environmental and social impact assessment was published in 2014 supporting a general viability of the canal. Nonetheless, several scientists and societal actors raised serious concerns regarding the social, economic, and ecological sustainability. Despite an open dispute within the Nicaraguan society, no independent, transparent, and scientifically sound assessment has been carried out. This article presents a transparently documented and comprehensible impact assessment of the West Canal Segment of the Nicaragua Canal. more
Internationale Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft mit der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle
Im Rahmen der Internationalen Studien- und Austauschpartnerschaft (ISAP) mit unserer Partneruniversität der Universidad Tecnológica La Salle in León, Nicaragua, sind für das Wintersemester 2018/19 drei Stipendien (Vollstipendien inkl. Reisekostenpauschale) für ein 6-monatiges Austauschsemester zu vergeben.
Bewerbungsfrist: 28.02.2018 more