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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Body of Knowledge for the Earth Observation and Geoinformation Sector – A Basis for Innovative Skills Development

Stelmaszczuk-Górska, M.A.; Aguilar-Moreno, E.; Casteleyn, S.; Vandenbroucke, D.; Miguel-Lago, M.; Dubois, C.; Lemmens, R.; Vancauwenberghe, G.; Olijslagers, M.; Lang, S.; Albrecht, F.; Belgiu, M.; Krieger, V.; Jagdhuber, T.; Fluhrer, A.; Soja, Maciej J.; Mouratidis, A.; Persson, Henrik; Colombo, R.; Masiello, G.


With new Earth Observation (EO) and Geoinformation (GI) data sources increasingly becoming available, evermore new skills for data collection, processing, analysis and application are required. They are needed not only from scientists, but also from practitioners working in businesses, public and private EO*GI and related sectors. Aligning the continuously evolving skill sets demanded by the market and existing academic and vocational training programmes is not an easy task. Training programmes should be grounded in real needs of the sector and its labour market. To do this, it is necessary to identify the knowledge and skills needed, and map their interconnectivity in specific frameworks, which can later be used for the definition of new curricula or job-oriented learning paths. This paper presents a framework for the EO*GI sector, based on a Body of Knowledge (BoK), by creating a complete set of concepts with a semantic structure underneath that supports academia and industry. Creating and updating the BoK is supported by an editing tool, the Living Textbook and by experts in the EO*GI domain, who contributes to the BoK’s enrichment.

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The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
2020, volume: XLIII-B5-2020, pages: 15-22



Authors' information

Stelmaszczuk-Górska, M.A.
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Aguilar-Moreno, E.
Universitat Jaume I
Casteleyn, S.
Universitat Jaume I
Vandenbroucke, D.
University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
Miguel-Lago, M.
European Association of Remote Sensing Companies
Dubois, C.
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Lemmens, R.
University of Twente
Vancauwenberghe, G.
University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
Olijslagers, M.
University of Leuven (KU Leuven)
Lang, S.
University of Salzburg
Albrecht, F.
University of Salzburg
Belgiu, M.
University of Twente
Krieger, V.
Spatial Services
Jagdhuber, T.
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Fluhrer, A.
German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
Soja, Maciej J.
MJ Soja Consulting
Soja, Maciej J.
University of Tasmania
Mouratidis, A.
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Forest Resource Management
Colombo, R.
University of Milano, Italy

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG8 Decent work and economic growth

UKÄ Subject classification

Remote Sensing

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