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News From Europe

EU Environment Agency: newsletter focus on climate change:
Denmark prepares fight for tougher 2030 climate and clean energy goals
Europe’s flood risk may double by 2050
At least 65% in every Member state recognise benefit of climate action to economy

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Climate News

A cultural response to climate change?
Arctic biodiversity under serious threat from climate change
Climate change: time for sceptics to put up or shut up
Corporate Lobbying on Climate Change: Silence is not Neutrality
Maps Show Where Climate Change Will Force Species to Die
Old Arctic ice melting, taking new ice with it
UK floods making climate sceptics hot under the collar
Why People Resist the Notion of Climate Change

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Hazards & Physical Stories

Fighting Fire with Data - in forestry & land management
Floods: 'Living in a disaster zone'
Global Warming to Triple Frequency of Drought, Floods Along Indian Ocean
Global Weather Hazards Summary July 31-August 6, 2015
Shoddy media coverage of the UK floods
Thames broke records for water flows
Tracking System to Help Pinpoint Indonesian Fires
Tsunami-proof 'Great Wall of Japan' divides villagers
Amount of old ice in Arctic, 1987-2013
Avalanche Science
Climate related iceberg activity has massively altered seabed life
Earth's surface is "rebounding" as ice melts
Ice That Took 1,600 Years to Form in Peru’s Andes Melted in Only 25
Jet stream 'may be changing'
NASA radar study of Icelandic glacier winter movement
NASA data find some hope for water in Aral Sea basin
Ocean's Biggest Current Carries More Water Than Thought
Preparing Coastal Areas for Coming Storms Resilience
Rapid land-use changes are creating the geology of the Anthropocene
El Niño May Bring Record Heat, and Rain for California
Satellites show the thinning of Alaskan ice

Environment News

GLOBE: A Global Collaboration Engine for Land Change Science
Modern Genes Reveal 100 Major Population Shifts In Human History
New dam would flood ancient city, archaeological sites in Turkey
New Mapping Method for 'Green Infrastructure'
Oil firms cool over Greenland oil drilling
Reinventing how we manage the urban water cycle
Singapore Planning The World's Largest Floating Solar Farm
Skywalk Causes Controversy in Jasper National Park
Study shows urbanisation's impact on biodiversity
The battle for Tasmania's wilderness
Tree loss mapped in 'near real time'
UNEP launches global platform to protect forests


Choking the Oceans With Plastic
Climate related iceberg activity has massively altered life on the seabed
Deep oceans need policy, stewardship where it never existed, experts urge
Healthy oceans - productive ecosystems
Marine LitterWatch: combining modern technology and citizen engagement to tackle beach litter
Mid-Atlantic crossroads
Fukushima Radiation Aids Study of Ocean Currents
Ocean acidification puts Norway in a pickle

Human & Economic Stories

7 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years.
Coffee shortage may arise due to drought, climate change, rising demand
Do massive dams ever make sense?
Flow, Conflux, Smart Cities
German bank to fund Green Energy Corridors project in India
Interactive map: do city residents live longer?
Ranking the world’s leading startup cities
Renaming and Rebranding Place
Shopping center: a controversial contribution to the social life of cities and citizens
The Growth of Megacities
Visualizing 200 Years of Urban Sprawl in Paris, São Paulo, Los Angeles:
World loses up to third of produced food, World Bank

Other Geo-News

A 1600 mile detour due to GPS navigation mistake - need some geoskills?
Blank Atlas Geography Blog from a geography lecturer
European Space Agency eSurge project delivered to help predict ferocity of UK Coastal storms


A beginner's guide to geocaching
Climate Change Warning
Forest Ecosystems published its first open access articles online
How can cities become resilient & adapt to #climate change? report
Organizations in the making: Learning and intervening at the science-policy interface
Recent Approaches to Cultural Intelligence Gathering
Shadows and Angles: Measuring Object Heights from Satellite Imagery.
Technology Options for Sustainable EU Food & Agriculture

Grants, Fellowships

Selected H2020 and Erasmus+ Calls

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

Other H2020 Calls

Open Calls

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.

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.

European Space Agency invites applications from European university students for sponsorship to attend a range of conferences

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.

Call for proposals Lifelong Learning Programme - Erasmus +, submission on various dates depending on Action EDA: Earth observation and fuel dependencies - call for proposals

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:


CyberGIS Fellows program:

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.

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.

Teaching Resources

Climate impact on production: Big Facts
Google forest data now available for download
Google unveils climate mapping and data tools on Google Earth
Interactively Explore the Effects of Global Topography on Surface Water Flow
New Maps gallery from Google
Online historical atlas of Europe
Personality Atlas
Search for lesson packs from ESRI Canada
View global warming trends with this new tool
Have kids make their own Aral Sea to show human-environment interaction

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