2019 Edition

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), an internationally recognized research center on climate change, with a multidisciplinary team of high-profile researchers, announces the 2019 edition of the International Spring University (ISU) course on Ecosystem Services Modelling. The 2019 edition, supported by Fundación Novia Salcedo and IHOBE´s Basque Ecodesign Hub, will involve a 1-week intensive training course which will run from the 20th until the 24th of May at Hi! Plaza (Bilbao, Spain).

This course is directed to a new generation of scientists and policy analysts from all over the world who can effectively use coupled human-environmental models in research, policy and management to address and solve sustainability problems. The school is technical in nature and is intended for skilled, active practitioners of the environmental science and modeling.

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Important information for course participants


  • Computer requirements:
    • Do I need to have administrator rights on the computer that I bring to the course? YES. You need to bring a computer for which you have administrator rights.
    • Is having Windows 10 installed a problem? Not at all.
    • Do I need to have ARCGIS installed in my computer? Not at all. We usually use QuantumGIS in case we need to work with the spatial layers at the school.


Any further FAQs and information will be inserted here, please check this website regularly.

Side Events information

Welcome Txakoli Event – Gathering for the first time!

Date: 19th of May 2019

Time: 18:00

Meeting Place: Main entrance of the Teatro Arriaga (we would then move to pintxo places around Bilbao so please be at Teatro Arriaga at 18h or we may miss you)

Bike Tour Event – Getting a first glimpse of Bilbao and its Evolution

Date: 20th of May 2019

Time: 18:30- 21:00 (2.5h)

Meeting Venue: Main entrance of the Teatro Arriaga (18:15)


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