08 October 2021

TİKA Establishes "Geographic Information Systems Laboratory" in Sarajevo

The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, established at the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Forestry by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), is now available for the use of students, academicians, and sector employees.

Bosnia and Herzegovina extends across an area of 51.197 km square in Southwestern Europe and has a mountainous geography abundant in forests. About half (48.3%) of the country is covered with forests. Bosnia and Herzegovina's wood and forest products sector has a wide range of products from raw timber to furniture.

The University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Forestry is one of the most established and prestigious educational institutions contributing to the provision of the trained labor force much needed by the sector. The faculty's activities relate to scientific research and the improvement of forest resources which aim to contribute to the country's social and economic development.

The Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GIS) was established by TİKA at the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Forestry for use in trainings provided to academicians, employees and students who will soon start working in the sector with regards to research on the management of Bosnia and Herzegovina's natural resources, the protection of forests, soil and biodiversity. This laboratory will allow for the analysis of future risks and uncertainties, the maintenance of natural balance, and the continuation of sector-oriented activities in a holistic framework. The laboratory, which will make more effective planning, monitoring and management of complex systems possible, is the most equipped and modern laboratory established in this field in the country.

TİKA has now fully established the Geographic Information Systems Laboratory (GIS) for the University of Sarajevo's Faculty of Forestry. The related trainings are expected to be completed in the coming months. Additionally, TİKA plans to give GIS Laboratory Training and Forestry Training as part of the project.

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