Milan Konečný got the Yellow River Award

Prof. Milan Konečný, Vice President of the ISDE, was nominated as a winner of the ' 2014 Yellow River Friendship Award' of the Henan Province of China, acknowledging his remarkable contributions to the Henan University in the education of GIS lectures in regional planning, cartography and geoinformatics in early warning and crises management. Prof. Konečný was selected and awarded among 2000 other teachers and scientists outside China. Started from year 2000, the Yellow River Friendship Award is the highest recognition to international experts by the Henan government, for identifying the outstanding dedications to the local economic, social and educational progress.

Prof. Konečný, is the Head of the Laboratory on Geoinformatics and Cartography, the Coordinator of EU-China DRM project on behalf of Czech republic and Masaryk University, and the Chairman of the ICA Commission Cartography for Early Warning and Crises Management. He is teaching at Masaryk University in the fields of GIS and cartography. He is an author or co-author of several University lecture notes, including the first textbook in the field of GIS in the former Czechoslovakia and Europe (in 1985). He is a guarant and chairman of the Doctoral Committee for Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote sensing studies at Masaryk University in Brno and member of the similar committees at the Charles University in Prague, Technical University in Brno and Palacky University, Olomouc. He leaded GEOTÝM project and leading MU part of TEMAP project oriented for opening cultural heritage materials to the specialists but as well as wide public. He educated students from India, China, Angola, Senegal, Russia, Armenia and Vietnam. He supervised more than 40 doctoral students. Their dissertations included the application of GIS, remote sensing and digital cartography in the fields of GI policy, sustainable development, spatial information infrastructure, early warning and crises management, adaptive and context based cartography, ubiquitous mapping, agricultural, forestry, environment, regional and landscape planning.

Source: http://news.henu.edu.cn/news/index/id/27879 (Chinese)