“Worldwide pioneering project.” Austrian Federal President shows himself impressed by the BioMONITec research project

Austrian Federal President
Monika Auinger, Peter Kaiser, Alexander Van der Bellen, Peter Granig, Gernot Paulus Fotos (Credit: SURAAA/kk)
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Center for Further Education
Management of Conservation Areas

For Austrian Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen, “the protection and preservation of biodiversity is a worldwide endeavour that points the way to the future." On the occasion of his visit to Pörtschach on 9 July, the President said: "It is impressive what research achievements are being made in Carinthia in the fields of technology and nature conservation."

During the joint visit of President Van der Bellen and Carinthia Governor Peter Kaiser to the innovation space See:PORT, CUAS Rector Peter Granig introduced the University of Applied Sciences and the UNESCO Chair on Sustainble Management of Conservation Areas. Monika Auinger from the UNESCO Chair team and Gernot Paulus from the FH research group SIENA (Spatial Informatics for ENvironmental Applications) described the BioMONITec research project in a personal conversation. The project, which aims to design automated monitoring systems for biodiversity, should support evidence-based management of conservation areas in the future.

In addition, the distinguished guests learned about the Master's programme Management of Conservation Areas and the training programme to become a Nature Conservation Engineer ("Naturschutzfachkraft").