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EUROGEO E-Newsletter: July 2014

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Map EUROGEO Conference 2015 Cappadocia

Council of Europe, Strasbourg, Francs

EUROGEO President Elected At Council of Europe

At the June meeting of the Council of Europe, Karl Donert, President of EUROGEO, was elected Vice President of the Commission on Democracy Social Cohesion and Global Challenges in the Council of Europe Conference of INGOs.

EUROGEO has been a member of the Council since 1987 and has continuously been present and represented there. The INGOs meet in Strasbourg at the same time as the Parliamentary Assembly. EUROGEO members wishing to know more should contact Karl Donert.

Council of Europe INGO meeting

Find out more about the Commission on Democracy Social Cohesion and Global Challenges and the INGOs at the Council of Europe.

Free Open Data Open Science Workshop

EUROGEO will hold a free Open Data and Open Science workshop on 29-30 October 2014 in Bruges, Belgium. The course is supported by a grant from the FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) Project (http://www.fosteropenscience.eu/). for members, there is no fee for the workshop, so participants will only have to fund their travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses. for non-members of EUROGEO joining is easy and only 40 euros.

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Find out more and register for the course at: http://www.eurogeo.nl/training/

FOSTER is a two year project that aims to set in place sustainable mechanisms for EU researchers to FOSTER OPEN SCIENCE in their daily workflow, thus supporting researchers optimizing their research visibility and impact, the adoption of EU open access policies in line with the EU objectives on Responsible Research & Innovation. The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the Horizon 2020 research programme and perspectives of the open data and open science revolution.

The course will examine the open data and specifically the visualisation, presentation and dissemination of open research. It is aimed at participants, especially young researchers, who have little or no experience at using or working with geographic information systems - however, those with experience will be able to undertake more advanced activities to further develop their skills and understanding of open data.

The workshop will review opportunities for funding through Horizon 2020 and the application process, Calls and developing partnerships. Participants will explore open geospatial data, where is it found and examples of how it is used in different situations. The course will examine modes of geospatial data presentation and visualisation online including the use of ArcGIS Online and other digital earth tools and technologies. Participants will recognise the relevance of open data and how to convert their own information into open forms and promote it, in different ways, to citizens, civil society groups and decision makers. The use of apps to gather information and storytelling through maps will be introduced to enable research messages to be conveyed.

In advance of the course, participants will explore open data in their own institutions and countries. They will share their findings and discuss implications for their research. The workshop will then review alternative tools, data sets and the concept of open science and citizen science. The course then uses state of the art desktop software to analyse and interpret data and present findings. Participants work through a selection of European-focused exercises in different research and scientific fields, mining information from different areas such as the economics of genetically modified crops, to nature protection and hazards monitoring and interpretation.

The databank of cases will ensure something for everyone, with easy and more challenging exercises. Participants will also have the opportunity to gather data in the field and discuss ways and means of sharing this type of information. Elements like crowd-sourcing, real-time information, sensor data and other aspects will be touched on. Then, participants will work in interest groups to identify collaborative research areas, search for and identify open data sets and start to use GIS to explore the information they have obtained and how they might use this approach in training or supporting others in their research team or unit. Participants will review and evaluate their achievements and discuss and reflect on why open data and open science are important in research and in education in the geo-sciences. Apply for the course

Note the course will only take place if there are more than 12 confirmed applicants

EUROGEO 2015: Geography-Bridging Continents


EUROGEO will hold its 2015 Conference at Gazi University in Ankara, Turkey on May 20-21st 2015.

The event will be held in collaboration with the Turkish Association of Geographers with the theme "Geography: Bridging Continents".

An all-day fieldtrip to Cappadocia is planned for May 22nd.

Cappadocia EUROGEO 2015

More information to follow here soon

Intercultural Dialogue Studentships

In the framework of the Anna Lindh Chairs for Intercultural Dialogue in the Euro-Mediterranean region programme, the ALF is selecting around 20 students to participate in: - The II Anna Lindh - La Caixa Chair Summer School at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, to take place from the 8th to the 12th of September 2014;

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The two-day Workshop at the Institute for Social and European Studies, in Koszeg, Hungary, to take place in the first week of November 2014, Applications should be received before 15 July 2014. To find out more: http://www.annalindhfoundation.org/news/what-are-you-doing-summer

EuroPlan International Masters course

EUROPLAN International Masters in European Project Planning and Management It is now possible to enroll in the third edition of the International Master in European Project Planning and Management. The teaching staff is composed by international experts with over 15 years of experience in European cooperation representing several European countries.

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The International Master has a total duration of 5 months (800 hours). The first two months of the Master course will be held in Florence (Italy), the following three months will be held in a in another European country in the framework of an international internship. The Master organize for all participants a three month internship abroad, to work as Assistant European Project Manager in organizations with long experience in European project management. For further information, please check: http://europlan.pixel-online.org/MST_intro.php or contact master@pixel-online.net.

Interdisciplinary Network for Social Protest Research

The Interdisciplinary Network for Social Protest Research (INSPR, www.inspr.eu) was recently launched INSPR promotes cross-disciplinary exchange in social movements research among approaches and disciplines. Geospatial Award photo

INSPR organises interdisciplinary events and meetings aimed at promoting multidisciplinary discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration on topics such as social movements, social protest, social change and political behaviour. INSPR is a central hub of interdisciplinary information on social protest and social movements and hosts information about current research, conferences, travel grants, collaboration opportunities and publications. For more information or to sign up to INSPR go to http://inspr.eu/signup/. If you want to share information about conferences, calls for paper, or publications, send an email to info@inspr.eu specifying the necessary details.

Educating for Hope published

The new book from Professor David Hicks 'Educating for Hope in Trouble Times: Climate change and the transition to a post-carbon society' has been published. Details are availablefrom his web site. Innovative Learning book graphic

The book can be ordered here.

NASA World Wind Competition Winners

Winners of the SmeSpire Challenge to stimulate new business ideas originating from the INSPIRE implementation process were announced.

The two geo-ICT SMEs winners were: iScope and eLocust3D

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More competition information

Upcoming EUROGEO events

Open Data, Open Science: free workshop, Bruges, Belgium, 29-30 October 2014 More information

GIS Training course Bruges, Belgium, 27-31 October 2014 More information

Digital Earth tools and technologies Bruges, Belgium, 27-31 October 2014 More information

Digital Earth tools and technologies Ghent, Belgium, 17-21 November 2014 More information

EUROGEO Annual Meeting - 20-22 May 2015 -Ankara Turkey, details to follow here

European Journal of Geography Update

Issue 2 of the journal for 2014 was published in late December 2013, this was a special issue resulting from the EUGEO conference in Rome. The ToC has the following papers:

  • EUROPE'S ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF TRADE FLOWS AND NET FOREIGN ASSETS POSITIONS - Maria Stella
  • CHIARUTTINI TOWARDS A GEOGRAPHY OF FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS - Gianfranco BATTISTI
  • ASSESSMENT OF TOURISM EFFECTS ON GEOGRAPHICAL AREA FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF LOCAL TOURISM ACTORS: BERGAMA CASE (IZMIR/TURKEY) - Emre ATABERK
  • CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN GEOPOLITICS IN EURASIA - James LEIGH, Scott NEWMAN
  • CURRENT SITUATIONS AND CRITICAL ISSUES OF PRIMARY FOOD SUPPLY IN TOKYO - Ryo IIZUKA, Toshio KIKUCHI
  • TOWARDS A CIVIC CITY: FROM TERRITORIAL JUSTICE TO URBAN HAPPINESS IN RIO DE JANEIRO - Ivaldo LIMA

Visit http://www.eurogeographyjournal.eu to download articles

 

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The European Journal of Geography (EJG) is the main publication of the European Association of Geographers. It seeks to provide commentary and the latest research in all areas of geography and related subjects. The purpose of the journal is to promote the discipline and the work of geographers to decision makers. EJG is an important lobbying tool in Brussels and Strasbourg. Geographers need to have increasing influence in decision making circles and, based on their work and research, have many important things to say. Submission details for the European Journal of Geography can be found at http://www.eurogeographyjournal.eu

Geographical News Stories
Categories: EUROPE - CLIMATE - ENVIRONMENT - HUMAN - PHYSICAL - OTHER NEWS - RESOURCES

Stories: EUROPE

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Bulgaria ravaged by deadly floods! http://t.co/AXPzlFtY8t
EU lawmakers back rights of indigenous groups to biodiversity http://tinyurl.com/oz9byn2
Euro Zone Entered Recession as Immigration to Germany Rises http://t.co/wwvXqv6ZsV
Serbia starts EU membership talks http://t.co/eVqlovb7Zp
Water and agriculture in Europe http://t.co/uCWHr7ou

Stories: CLIMATE NEWS

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Climate change threatens Tibet's rare Alpine plants http://t.co/Bhp6aMSj8W
Could 2014 Become the Warmest Year on Record? http://t.co/ZaNmge0dpf
Explore Climate Data interactive map http://t.co/VRiXk3tBIw
Major El Niño starting http://t.co/FQlT3ZYXsJ
What do the European heat wave of 2003 and the Russian heat wave of 2010 have in common? Anthropogenic climate change? http://t.co/XT9PxnAi

Stories: ENVIRONMENT

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Agriculture and food production contribute up to 29 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions http://t.co/12CuqLOT
Climate scientists must not advocate particular policies http://t.co/fG0jzEJkoR
Conservation scientists look beyond greenbelts to connect wildlife sanctuaries http://tinyurl.com/a6p3qh4
Mumbai scoops global sustainable city project award for garbage site rehab http://t.co/PioFedLVzz
Rate of Deforestation in Indonesia Overtakes Brazil http://t.co/0UU1hjKTcy
Rivers help reduce the Urban Heat Island Effect http://tinyurl.com/nj5jeke
Water war bubbling up between California and Arizona http://t.co/2UoKjgYoKG
What are the sources and impacts of marine litter? http://t.co/GC6xPDuUOr

Stories: HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

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An entire island nation is preparing to evacuate to Fiji before they sink into the Pacific http://t.co/En0DFO9mbI
Displaced lifes: Escaping conflict, violence and disaster http://t.co/UA9FwQ074r
EU's biofuels push at center of land-rights disputes http://tinyurl.com/76jh6zl
Geography of Isolation - Pacific Standard http://t.co/lMHOmxstx9
Global land grabbing, and an inspiring example of resistance! http://t.co/h8FukuCf
How indigenous people are turned off their lands http://t.co/1D1klDWwA9
How many climate migrants will there be? http://t.co/78DyfflsmF
ICT seen as key to rural development, small-scale farming http://tinyurl.com/mb4fveb
Mapping the soul of the city: Melbourne - The Age http://t.co/4WFCUmcJ90
Mind the gap: why UN development goals must tackle economic inequality http://t.co/2tN0iE4P39
New colonialism? The land grab in Africa http://t.co/guteKovjo2
The death of the American mall http://t.co/uUDOqR87RY
Unmarried motherhood in China http://t.co/7CPx8BPfJ3
Using Twitter to map the cultural landscape http://tinyurl.com/73pkrlq
Visibility and Crime: Doing More Than Just Looking http://t.co/nw9ghsNK4K
Who Owns the Arctic http://t.co/4bHP3mgeNG
Why Icelanders are wary of elves living beneath the rocks http://t.co/Vi9CaIOFzk

Stories: HAZARDS AND PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

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The power of ice in destroying infrastructure https://t.co/ApA2kG2TXB
Collapse of Lusi mud volcano http://t.co/H7HK07Bf
Continuum of hydroclimate variability in western North America during the last millennium' http://t.co/XBDvWxOr0r
Downward spiral in volume of Arctic sea-ice. http://t.co/9ZvrTmIx1X
Massive ocean discovered near earths core http://t.co/0X8JfnGKyC
Seismic Data Set Could Improve Earthquake Forecasting http://t.co/EssYqg8qE4
Snow sensing helps predict water shortages http://t.co/K5tvBoCqB7
Sumatra quakes point to seafloor break-up http://t.co/0FQ3Lo5j
Taking the 'pulse' of volcanoes using satellite images http://t.co/3YqoHNvq
The challenges facing the vulnerable Antarctic http://t.co/ck6xh3Wm
The frozen and refrozen terrain deep beneath Greenland 's ice sheet http://t.co/vFi16E7aQS
USGS Flood data resources and Alert notification services http://t.co/1CTHz0i4oW
Using flood to analyse hiw Mississippi river diversion helped build Louisiana wetlands http://t.co/TtM6ia4p
Warm Snap Turned Antarctica Green Around the Edges 15m years ago http://t.co/qyD2ELDc
Web-graphics for Greenland Ice Sheet melting launched by NSIDC. http://t.co/RuSiT1wM

Stories: OTHER GEOGRAPHICAL NEWS

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Are we asking the wrong question? Reflections on geoliteracy and education http://t.co/U4KLZH5pTL
Geolocated News Is Going To Change The News Business http://t.co/7dnzWe0wgN
Going Places with Spatial Analysis: David DIBiase showcases the free MOOC beginning this autumn http://t.co/xLfnGpqk5w

Stories: RESOURCES FOR TEACHING AND RESEARCH

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36 great tools for data visualisation http://t.co/gtKNVj7gnw
Coordinate Systems Tutorial Videos http://t.co/Lt2JzKorF9
Educators Gain access to Environmental Data with NOAA View http://t.co/bFcEUC8q8d
Exploring Three Decades of Violent Storms http://t.co/B4pFHCZpY5
July updates for ArcGIS Online are in and significant for educators http://t.co/ymDJeiv9CC
Marine Missions app for young students in ocean conservation: http://t.co/gCCG1xn6eV
The World at 7 billion', where do you fit in that? Lots of population resources. http://t.co/YImcWqNmf3
Tour de France teaching resources http://geography.org.uk/resources/tourdefrance2014/
What does it mean to be poor? https://t.co/pvtkMnj2lH
World vegetation index from NASA satellite imagery, April 2014 http://t.co/yBqSVX5VJj

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Publications

A history of Wimbledon in maps http://t.co/Qw5NL7OHdk
Spatial Analysis of Cattle and Shoat Population in Ethiopia http://t.co/XGNJDnehIL

Fellowships, Tenders and Grants

A huge number of grant opportunities are available under Erasmus+ and H2020.

GRANTS
Peter Jones memorial award Estuarine Coastal Sciences Association GB
This recognises a postgraduate student for a research publication that has made a major contribution to knowledge in estuarine science, technology and management. Award amount max: 500 GBP Closing date: 30 September 2014 http://tinyurl.com/mdv7tgs

Some H2020 Calls

H2020 Call for integrating Society in Science and Innovation Deadline 2 October 2014

H2020 Call for making Science Educaction and Careers attractive for young people, Deadline 2 October 2014

H2020 Call Excellent Science Individual Fellowships Deadline 11 October 2014

H2020 Earth Observation - 2015 LEIT Space, Deadline 24 November 2014

H2020 Call Europe as a Global Actor, deadline 15 January 2015

H2020 Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of seas and oceans, Deadline 24 February 2015

H2020 Water Innovation: Boosting its value for Europe, deadline 10 March 2015

H2020 Blue Growth: Unlocking the potential of seas and oceans, Deadline 11 June 2015

H2020 Call for making Science Educaction and Careers attractive for young people, Deadline 16 September 2015

Other Calls

GRANTS-OPEN CALLS
ife Climate Change Action Projects to develop and implement innovative ways to respond to the climate change challenge across Europe. http://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/budget/life/index_en.htm Call for proposals http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/funding/life.htm The deadline for project submissions is 16 October 2014.

The Ove Arup Foundation invites applications for its smaller project grants. These support projects that are consistent with the education purposes of the foundation in the built environment. Previously funded projects include events, training programmes, workshops and institutional development initiatives. Funding is not available for individuals. http://www.ovearupfoundation.org/contact/apply-for-a-grant/

Global exploration fund for northern Europe research grants, National Geographic Society, US This supports hypothesis-based scientific research and is awarded based on potential for new advances in field sciences. The average award is 20,000 euros. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/gef/northen-europe-research/

European Space Agency invites applications from European university students for sponsorship to attend a range of conferences http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Education/SEMYPZE16AH_0.html

Sustainability project grants Grants are available in four different areas of focus; environment, empowerment, education and sustainable design. Programs or organizations applying for funding must serve communities where Alcoa has operating plants or offices. The minimum grant request is $15,000. http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/community/foundation/info_page/about_working_foundation.asp

Call for proposals Lifelong Learning Programme - Erasmus +, submission on various dates depending on Action http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

EDA: Earth observation and fuel dependencies - call for proposals http://www.eda.europa.eu/Procurements/

Europe for Citizens There are a range of different actions in this funding stream. Visit the following website for more information, including deadlines and dates: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.php

COST: open call for research network funding http://www.cost.eu/participate/open_call

TENDERS
None at this time

FELLOWSHIPS
CyberGIS Fellows program: http://cybergis.illinois.edu/news/140501_fellows.html

Migration fellow programme Institute of Migration - Siirtolaisuusinstituutti, Finland. This aims to foster research and to promote professional development in the field of migration research, to advance international research connections and mobility among researchers, and to promote internationalisation of science. The programme is open to scholars from both Finland and abroad and it covers travel and accommodation costs for short stays at the institute. Closing date: 31 Aug 14 http://www.migrationinstitute.fi/index_e.php

Grants for networking initiatives Irish Marine Institute These support short inward or outward visits aimed at fostering research collaboration and technology transfer, such as H2020 pre-application meetings or attendance at marine-related conferences and training courses overseas. Grants are worth up to 750 euros. http://www.marine.ie/home/funding/FundingCalls/closedcalls/Networking2012.htm

Grants for workshops and conferences Irish Marine Institute, IE These provide support for the organisation of national and international marine conferences and workshops in Ireland. Grants are worth up to 1,500 euros. http://tinyurl.com/ljq2by2

Calls for papers
Journal of Economics and International Business Management JEIBM http://sciencewebpublishing.net/jeibm
Conservation Science is considering papers for inclusion http://www.thenaturefoundation.org/journal.html
Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest http://contentionjournal.org/
E3 Journal of Environment Research and Management http://www.e3journals.org/journal.php?jid=5
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology http://www.investigacion-psicopedagogica.org/revista/new/english/index.php
European Educational Research Journal http://www.wwwords.co.uk/EERJ
European Journal of Geography http://www.eurogeographyjournal.eu/
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) http://www.ijhssnet.com
International Journal of Online Pedagogy and Course Design, http://www.igi-global.com/IJOPCD
International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Review http://hetl.org/introduction-submissions/
Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences (JABS) http://www.globalresearchjournals.org/?a=journal&id=jabs
JABS Journal of BioUrbanism (JBU), architecture, planning, and built environment http://www.biourbanism.org
Journal of Digital Humanities http://t.co/5ws6E2Ty
Journal of Global Studies in Education http://bit.ly/k3ZbaG
Journal of Learning Analytics http://t.co/XHva336YA2
Net Journal of Social Sciences http://www.netjournals.org
Open Geography Journal http://www.benthamscience.com/open/togeogj/
Prime Journal of Social Science http://www.primejournals.org/PJSS
RIGEO: papers in education geography http://www.rigeo.org
Ubiquitous Personal Learning Environment (UPLE) http://online-journals.org/i-jet/article/view/2322

Geographical Events
A list of 2014 events and conferences are located on the main EUROGEO Web site: Click here

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EUROGEO has three categories of membership.

  • Individual members Membership fee 40 euros
  • Retirees and young members - Membership fee 25 euros
  • Organisation members - associations and organisations involved in geography or geographical education at local, national, regional or European level. Membership fee 100 euros

Membership gives you access to the EUROGEO community, you will receive reduced conference and workshop fees. Join now

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