Practical field training has started and is being delivered at the two field stations committed to CONTAN Project: in Udzungwa Mountains National Park at Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre, and in Kilimanjaro National Park at the Scientific Station Nkweseko. A total of 30 students and instructors from each of the Universities Partenrs of the Project are conducting field practical training for one week this September 2022 (11th-16th Sokoine University of Agriculture, 18th-22nd University of Dar Es Salaam, 25th-29th College of African Wildlife Management Mweka) under the foot of Mount. Kilimanjaro-Kilimanjaro National Park.
Upon successful completion of field practical training the students will:
An important part of practical training revolves around field map technology for forest inventory and monitoring, a technology that combines hardware and software for effective computer-aided field data collection and processing. The technology combines flexible real-time GIS software and electronic equipment for mapping and dendrometric measurements and is highly used worldwide since methods are easy, secure data loss, collect more information and store data in industry-standard data format. Not least, this technologies allow many processing functions and are more accurate than manual operations.
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