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New courses in geospatial engineering for climate change adaptation of coastal ecosystems – GEOCLIC
The main goal of the project is to modernize and internationalize training in the field of monitoring and environmental protection of coastal ecosystems using new geospatial technologies, big data and remote sensing, at the undergraduate / graduate / doctoral levels in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan through innovative three-level curricula that meet market requirements and best practices. The lack of specialists with the competencies and skills to understand, transform and interpret satellite and ground-based data to make decisions related to environmental protection and the lack of specialists in the field of ecology, management and engineering of the coastal zone affects the economic development of the Caspian Sea region. The lack of programs and equipment for analyzing coastal dynamics using satellite imagery and remote sensing affects the competencies and skills of graduates and specialists in geospatial engineering. 
Goals:
- To develop and create an innovative teaching / learning environment, create and equip each partner university with a new GEOCLIC laboratory (GEOLAB), a GEOCLIC office (GEOCOF), and a virtual events classroom (CVE) to strengthen links with the labor market, provide services to various target groups, and market educational services.
- Develop, implement and accredit new practice-oriented, student-centered courses in geospatial technologies, remote sensing, monitoring and big data processing specifically designed for the environmental safety of coastal ecosystems in accordance with the guidelines; including an innovative teaching / learning environment and ECTS.
- Establish strong scientific and academic links between partner organizations, EU universities and enterprises.
- Update the current BA / MSc / PhD courses in the target area in accordance with the objectives of the Bologna Process and the requirements of the modern labor market.
- Conduct professional development of teachers of target universities in European universities.
- Ensure high quality of project results and sustainability of project results.
Partner universities:
1. Coordinator - Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, KazNU  
2. University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, UT-ITC
3. Technische Uiversiät Berlin, TUB
4. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, VGTU
5. Maritime University of Constanta, CMU
6. EXOLAUNCH GmbH, EXO
7. Baku State University, BSU
8. Azerbaijan National Aviation Academy, NAA
9. Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction, AzUAC
10. Mingachevir State University, MSU
11. Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh. Yessenov, CSUTE
12. Atyrau oil and gas university named after Safi Utebayev, S. Utebayev AOGU
13. Turkmen Agriculture University named after S.A.Niyazov, TAU
14. Turkmen State University named after Magtymguly, TSU
15. International University for the Humanities and Development, IUHD
16. International Ecoenergy Academy, IEEA
17. PLC “Institute of Geography” of the Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, InGEO