On 27th June 2023, Oliver Fritz and Sabrina Marx from HeiGIT’s Geoinformation for Humanitarian Aid team joined their colleagues of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Potsdam for a workshop with students of the Dathe Gymnasium in Berlin, a partner school participating in the UndercoverEisAgenten project. In a first session, the students learned about Arctic landscapes, permafrost and remote sensing. In a second, hands-on session, they experimented with HeiGIT´s SketchMapTool and used it to assess the accessibility of the Potsdam campus.
The following day, our team has been pleased to participate in an event organized by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for the “Publication of the Participatory Research Strategy”. The event is part of the BMBF’s Participatory Research Strategy, which aims to improve participation in research and research policy in order to make better use of the added value of participation in terms of innovation policy and society.