Within the framework of the CASPISNET’s action plan stated from 13th May 2018, the organisational board has agreed on the organisation of one or two technical workshops per year, within the first of which was realised in May 2018.
The first workshop was followed by a second one on September 13, 2018, one-day technical workshop on a theme of ‘General presentation of satellite technique for water cycle monitoring’ with application of MAPS software (a good solution in monitoring of hydrological features of rivers and lakes) lectured by French Researcher Dr. Jean-Francois Crétaux (Toulouse).
Dr. Jean-Francois Cretaux the representative of a French laboratory (the Legos) and also as a Principal investigator of a satellite mission (SWOT) dedicated to the survey of continental and ocean surface water, in cooperation between both space agencies, CNES from France and NASA from the United States.
About 36 participants from different universities (UFAZ, ADNSU, BSU, National Aviation Academy, Sumgait State University), scientific organisations (Institute of Geography of ANAS, Institute of Geology and Geophysics of ANAS, Botany Institute of ANAS, National Aerospace Agency), also highly experienced professionals in GIS, Remote Sensing, Geomatics, Photogrammetry, from companies including CASPISNET partners: BP Azerbaijan, Lighthouse GEO, Caspian Geomatics, Rubicon GeoSystems, Caucasus GEO Survey, AzDynamics and different individuals from riparian countries participated in this Technical Workshop.
Realisation of this worksop was possible thanks to CASPISNET partners - especially thanks to significant support of BP Azerbaijan, ESRI, LIGHTHOUSE GEO, Embassy of France in Azerbaijan and also support of COSPAR, ECOSF, Rubicon GeoSystems LLC, Spectra LLC, Caspian Geomatics LLC, Azerbaijan Geographical Society, Institute France, Provitaz LLC and Ofisayt.
It is important to mention that such a kind special technical workshop on satellite altimetry of the Caspian Basin monitoring have never been done yet in Azerbaijan.