We plan to hold the Final review meeting in Pathum Thani, jointly with the summer school. Unfortunately, the measures taken by the COVID-19 virus prevented this, so we conducted it a little later in time via the Internet on 9 October 2020.
During the meeting, the most important results and outputs of the 3rd year were reviewed such as: Feasibility Study of Post-project Actions (Exploitation Plan); Summer School on Remote Sensing; Knowledge Pool; Business Plan; Development of learning guides; Posters, leaflets; External Evaluation Report #3. Also, the last tasks on the project (documenting the last period with Annual Reports and Time Sheets, potential contribution to Final Report by each partners) have been discussed and agreed.
The success of the project is well reflected in the External Evaluation Board’s Executive Summary: “By comparing the IRSEL results with original expectations written in the ERASMUS+ project proposal, we find that the results have a good compliance with the project work plan. To better understand and learn RS technologies to help students and postgraduates in universities integrate into the world’s sustainable academic community by using the new teaching content and teaching methods produced by the project… The IRSEL project can be considered as a champion project when it comes to ensuring impactful technology transfer to regional level.”
Finally, we quote some opinions from the Google quality survey:
• In general, the summary is very positive. It was an exciting project and it brought many new impressions. Especially the positive climate on a personal level between project partners is worth mentioning. We hope to work together again in the future!
• It was very useful project for Chinese universities, especially for international education, the students’ knowledge is improved.
• I think the IRSEL project is a great project to me, it is very helpful and bring a lot benefits to our teaching and future career in some extent. Specifically, (1) the IRSEL project allowed us to understand the concepts and technical methods of remote sensing education and teaching in the European Union; (2) to expand the academic circle, and lay the foundation for future cooperation; (3) The implementation of the IRSEL project, especially the curriculum development and the establishment of knowledge centres, provides experience and foundation for our future teaching; (4) Through teacher training and student training, we have expanded our remote sensing technology methods and applications IRSEL has improved the teaching level and research ability.
• The project partners worked enthusiastically on curriculum development, the results of which benefit all partners. I hope that the cooperation will continue.
• A project that has useful results not only in the development of new curriculum, but also in the development of international cooperation and it also provided an opportunity to exchange experiences related to remote sensing education and research work.
• It is a pity, that it’s over now. I do hope for some further collaboration.