Our Courses

Eddy Covariance Flux Measurements Intensive Course
This course covers the theoretical background of the Eddy Covariance flux measurements technique, as well as practical sessions on instrumentation and data handling. Participants will learn hands-on how to process EC data, including filtering, gap filling, and plotting.
Socio-ecological modelling for multi-functional landscapes
This course introduces the participants to various modelling approaches to study the multi-functional landscapes of southern Africa. Via lectures and hands-on exercises, participants will get familiarized with different modelling approaches, acquire skills to run models and interpret results to assess multiple ecosystem functions and services.
Partner MOOC: Land in Focus
Open online courses on basics of remote sensing and theoretical knowledge on various ecosystems and fields of interest, offered by the EO College.
Physical-based Modelling of Land Degradation Processes
This summer school offers two separate course options, introducing the participants either to soil erosion or atmosphere-hydrology modelling. The aim is to provide participants the foundation to start their own research.
Short Course on Agent-Based Modelling & Simulation
This course will offer an overview on agent-based modelling and how/when it is applied. Participants will learn to design and implement basic models using the MARS framework. Specific course content will be tailored according to participant needs.
Carrying capacity of the arid and semi-arid Limpopo rangelands in winter – Management options
The course focuses on climate change adaptation and mitigation on the mixed farming systems of Limpopo. These arid and semi-arid rangelands are threatened by extreme weather events especially during the winter period. The course is aimed at students, local farmers, and extension officers in the area.
Rapid Ecosystem Function Assessment (REFA) in Savanna Ecosystem in Limpopo
This course teaches the assessment of savanna ecosystem functioning at sites under different land-uses in and around a local village. Lectures combined with field work, lab work and data analysis give full exposure to the steps of a research project.
Sentinel-1B image acquired on the 5th of April 2018 over Semera in northeast Ethiopia
Summer School on Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Remote Sensing
This course will teach the basics and applications of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing for environmental monitoring. It will feature a mixture of theory lessons and corresponding practical tutorials.
Ger-Nam student-tandem from an OPTIMASS Tandem-Thesis-project
Intercultural Competences and Communication
Field methods for plant ecology
This course teaches basic field methods for plant ecology via a series of structured field data collection and analysis exercises. It is embedded in the strategic adaptive management philosophy of and takes place at the Kruger National Park, South Africa.