Geospatial technologies have the ability to confront global problems in a way never seen before; and the demand for qualified professionals to address these problems grows as well. With this in mind, the European Union’s Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Programme - in conjunction with the EU’s Copernicus programme - is calling for applications to the Copernicus Master in Digital Earth. The Digital Earth programme is a two year Master’s of Science degree focusing on the environmental and societal benefits available through the technical application of open-source earth observation and geoinformatics. Graduates from the programme will be qualified to lead initiatives, projects and institutions that aim at using Earth observation data to address one of the six key services of the Copernicus programme: land management, the marine environment, atmosphere, emergency response, security and climate change.
The programme will be accepting 30 students starting in October 2020; and 17 scholarships are available for EU and international applicants. Applications for the programme are open until 15 January 2020. The two-year programme will begin with the first two semesters at the University of Salzburg and then specialization in either GeoData Science or Geovisualization & Geocommunication will be hosted by the University of South Brittany and the Palacky University Olomouc, respectively.