Gruppenbild der Workshop-Teilnehmer vor New Yorker Skyline

Excursion to the USA and Puerto Rico

Full success in the NeMDa workshop in NYC and Rincon

As part of the NeMDa project (New Methods of Data Processing in the Water-Energy-Nexus), a workshop between New York University (NYU) and the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences took place from 23.05 - 27.05.2022. Four students from the HFT Stuttgart travelled together to New York to network with the workshop participants and present their work. They were accompanied by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sonja Bauer and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Detlef Pape.

The first part of the workshop took students from the Surveying and Geoinformatics and Information Logistics (new: Digitisation and Information Management) programmes to NYU. Here, the students presented their work on water-, climate- and energy-related topics in cities. Due to the topicality of the topics, common ground was quickly found and led to an intensive exchange between the participants. 
One student even worked for two weeks with the New York team on site to study environmental and pollutant data in the city and the underground system. With the sensor system he developed, he was able to discover interesting differences between the cities of New York and Stuttgart.
Of course, the workshop participants were not deprived of exploring New York City: A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, a visit to the NYU library and a baseball game made for an unforgettable time in the metropolis.

The second part of the workshop took place in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Here, the focus was on the visit to the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus and the lecture by Eric Harmsen, Ph.D.. Roy A. Armstrong, Ph.D., gave the workshop participants an insight into his work in the Department of Marine Sciences. For example, studies of coral reefs, seagrass and mangroves using remote sensing play a major role in his daily work. 

During the visit to Mayagüez, possible preventive measures with regard to the local danger of heavy rainfall were discussed, among other things. Eric Hamsen, PH.D., and one of his students also gave the participants interesting insights into the devastation of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria and the so-called problem zones during such natural events.

“NeMDa – New Methods of Data Analysis for the Water-Energy-Nexus“

A part of the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, a programme of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung. The project runs from 2018 until 2022 and is financed with an amount of 119.662 €.

The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM supports the international exchange of students and vocationally qualified people. Since 2001, it has enabled more than 25,000 young people from Baden-Württemberg to gain experience abroad and allowed scholarship holders from other countries to visit Baden-Württemberg. Approximately 1,500 young people receive a Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM each year.


Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus
With the Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students – BWS plus, the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung supports innovative joint projects between universities from Baden-Württemberg and their international partners. The programme is endowed with approximately 1.2 million euros annually. Since 2011, more than 100 BWS plus projects have been supported at universities in Baden-Württemberg.

The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung
advocates a vital Baden-Württemberg with a high quality of life for all its residents. It helps pave the way for advanced technological progress, high quality education, and a responsible relationship with fellow human beings. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is one of the major foundations in Germany. It is the only foundation which exclusively and above party lines invests in the future of the state of Baden-Württemberg – and thus in the future of its citizens.

Publish date: 11. July 2022 By Studienbereich Vermessung ()