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News From Europe

11 maps and charts to challenge your perceptions of Europe http://tinyurl.com/nrh25dv
Biodiversity strategy in Europe http://t.co/fRBlSp0RqX
Bus and train: new moves in the Alps-Adriatic region http://tinyurl.com/oxfffpo
EU leaders expected to ask environment ministers to assess what the Paris Agreement means for its climate targets https://t.co/9l4rW0G3BC
Europe in Review 2015 - Unwanted exodus https://t.co/Qp7ThFa1hn
Europe in Review 2015: France has become epicentre of growing terrorist threat in Europe https://t.co/6ZrIMoITfw
Fight against climate change will be won or lost in cities where most Europeans live, work & use energy https://t.co/wH4IRpvu3O
Invitation: Innocence and War: Searching for Europe’s Strategy in Syria https://t.co/n8JGoYfhXy
Migration, refugees, Europe – waves of emotion http://t.co/yYws6ImaAg
Refugee crisis grows in Greece as EU looks on https://t.co/2QINy77yzq
Still a chance for another Europe? https://t.co/fR1mrmzbGK

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Climate News

A corporate crash course on climate change http://t.co/CIqREQSG8x
A hot Christmas Wraps Up 2015 as Hottest Year on Record https://t.co/JzobBNz4Di
A milestone year? "The unprecedented climate events of 2015 should prompt even more action on the policy stage." https://t.co/TrJY83LmVJ
Antarctica's Ice Shelves Thin, Threaten Significant Sea Level Rise http://t.co/5Emm2wJiWj
BBC News - US makes climate pledge to UN http://t.co/CzUhGVBHs9
Climate Policy Info Hub http://polimp.eu/
COP-OUT-21: Celebrating mediocrity in the Paris Agreement https://t.co/zVMpvgNxqG
COP21 ‘The world now has to prepare for the huge leap needed to implement this deal’ https://t.co/6Wr4zTisfF
European mayors lead by example on climate change https://t.co/VJaWlzoPpm
EU leaders expected to ask environment ministers to assess what the Paris Agreement means for its climate targets https://t.co/9l4rW0G3BC
Global warming target is highly dangerous http://t.co/G7bOHSdK1D
How Paris Agreement will keep accelerating climate action into the future https://t.co/tb4uEhRTbZ
Next generation climate influencers https://t.co/sY4Peq5jCC
Paris vs. Copenhagen: global majority now committed to climate action http://t.co/v0fQVqumlT
Paris agreement shows we need a paradigm shift to tackl... https://t.co/S6JJiiV86F
Paris Agreement: Turning Point for a Climate Solution https://t.co/4VS0bSV7XC
Paris Climate Agreement Changes Everything https://t.co/NcJ6Io3Gu6
Video: What needs to happen at COP21 https://t.co/bNfxunR5gR
We've got a 1.5 degree target, and a 3.5 degree plan. So, let's get to work https://t.co/vV9ysz6IdR
What are INDCs? They're the pledges that formed the basis for the COP21 Paris talks http://t.co/dslSob0yyD

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Hazards & Physical Stories

At least two dozen volcanoes erupted in 2015. These were the most notable: https://t.co/N7tQ6Htloj
China landslide sparks gas explosion and leaves dozens missing https://t.co/Y6sai8vWUR
Despite flooding 10,000 UK homes built on floodplains each year https://t.co/d3UoM5MdVA
Flash floods in North Korea https://t.co/s8GDeM3jJh
Groundwater records should not be kept confidential in drought-stricken California http://t.co/QVE7wxKm29
Hurricanes Making History in 2015 http://t.co/wHzQDx8Mpv
International effort to map, monitor and understand Nepal landslides and geohazards http://www.icimod.org/?q=20659
Italy’s supreme court clears L’Aquila earthquake scientists for good https://t.co/VFjTt3bO7Z
Recent UK flood events NOT unprecedented as studies of long term records demonstrate. https://t.co/3q31gixyKq
Researchers map out trajectory of April 2015 earthquake in Nepal http://t.co/ClK0V9iHaf
Rock avalanche on Mount James Turner https://t.co/smo06qjWah
Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security http://tinyurl.com/hltmxxc
Typhoon Melor threatened Philippines, 750,000 evacuated https://t.co/C29CKbA4mz
UK floods: Storm Frank threatens more flooding https://t.co/FBsd422IQO
UK needs a Dutch-style Delta plan to stem the tide of floods http://tinyurl.com/gqx8hao
BBC News - Met office says 2016 'very likely' to be warmest on record https://t.co/tSRFwSvyzw
How are Antarctica's ice shelves changing? http://t.co/TNgB6iMQTb
Polar ice shelf thinning speeds up http://t.co/Lh9QvV5Ovh
Rainfall drives rapid melt and flow of the Greenland ice sheet http://t.co/8CmZeRthoJ
Research shows volume loss from Antarctic ice shelves is accelerating http://t.co/H1hwHEN8ha
Scientists dispute 'ice age' warnings http://t.co/RKBqUM1vgY
The North Pole will be warmer than Denver as mild air streams into Arctic https://t.co/Fe2XOWl173
The Storm That Will Unfreeze the North Pole https://t.co/KV4DF28cWA
We’re treating soil like dirt. It’s a fatal mistake, because all human life depends on it http://t.co/5NpJP7DuHa
Why we'll have to look underground to store water for the future https://t.co/NYpDsozU84

Environment News

Energy and nature in the Alps: a balancing act http://tinyurl.com/nommavz
Amazon Forest Becoming Less of a Climate Change Safety Net http://tinyurl.com/oel4tvr
Brazil dam toxic mud reaches Atlantic via Rio Doce estuary https://t.co/Xbpn1wgp9f
Can rooftop gardens grow city’s vegetables? http://tinyurl.com/o9vugzy
Climate Deal Requires $16.5 Trillion Investment to Cut Pollution https://t.co/1DDLmvEJYF
Curbing emissions: The real work begins https://t.co/MllQGswot1
Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space http://t.co/gXnlAHUR4r
France, UK trying to weaken EU air pollution law https://t.co/WoWskB9taV
Growth, sustainability and denial http://t.co/V4fYokAdxz
High-rise is warming the globe http://t.co/LwN3HBI1u6
How data visualization can help the environment http://t.co/ObEQxSlLsv
Illegal air pollution will blight many UK cities for at least five years https://t.co/TB43DnJDEL
Mapping endangered wildlife species https://t.co/KTHtWIxQfu
Meeting climate goals: 4 things companies can do - 1) Price On Carbon https://t.co/nUwJX3fZTc
No breathing space in the Alpine regions http://tinyurl.com/pb6xmxm
NOAA Global Summary Information – November 2015 Warmest on Record https://t.co/n35wEFlFkC
Record high Arctic temperatures in 2015 having 'profound effects' on region https://t.co/j7D4jqRjvt
Richest 10% are causing climate change, study finds https://t.co/NRWltojorC
Super tractors & bigger boots impacting soils in UK http://t.co/Za40hCRLjg
The Fate of the World Changed in Paris—but by How Much? https://t.co/utehZbJgEX
The Mississippi River Delta is sinking. The $50 billion plan to save it. http://t.co/56BV2MrzKI
The NASA view from far above: how the earth changed in 2015 https://t.co/h3JOyTHqQD
There are some real reasons to be positive about the Paris Agreement: https://t.co/ku388jB78X
Unearthing ecosystem services: what can we learn from soil DNA? https://t.co/eLVpIW51zd
What's the geography behind smog? http://t.co/yBYOroizje
World's lakes warming surprisingly quickly due to climate change - Canada in particular https://t.co/rH5DAy4wC5


Ocean Geography

Atlantic circulation weakens compared to last thousand years. http://t.co/rOBYg8JBdZ
Climate change reduces coral reefs’ ability to protect coasts http://t.co/uJPNxgTGCm
Gifts from the Sea: This holiday season, explore 1000's of seafloor / coastline photos / videos https://t.co/UI72HdNDrb
Ocean Networks: top 10 highlights of 2015 https://t.co/X7tkXw2bx3
Plankton can dramatically affect our atmosphere, not just our oceans http://t.co/xkqNhpCtAx
Sea Around Us offers reconstructed catch allocations that have ecological and policy relevance with global fisheries https://t.co/OvQAtn6HzB
The ocean is contaminated by trillions more pieces of plastic than previously thought https://t.co/SeNDtzAkvn
The Only Sea in the World Without a Coast https://t.co/jWkaa9UKng
Weaving a Tapestry of Hope for Ocean and Earth https://t.co/Ij0UTs3vWE
Why are Chinese fishermen destroying coral reefs in the South China Sea? https://t.co/Qg90xYtTvF

Human & Economic Stories

'It has slowly eroded the place away': stories of gentrification – from London to LA http://t.co/rLutm5tZnt
Berlin Development Plans in 3D http://t.co/5xdDcnGtrM
Blog: the Hidden Cost of Second-hand Clothing http://t.co/kAS1ZJbURH
CityLab explains (via geographers) Why Most Twitter Maps Can't Be Trusted http://t.co/Q2g5bMmaUm
Data & the fourth industrial revolution in the making https://t.co/8iGsv7i6KU
How fast can we transition to a low-carbon energy system? https://t.co/YUI9p5AulV
How urban sprawl makes driving less safe http://t.co/o1RNibH6BJ
London’s Empty Childhoods https://t.co/UKK9A5mfJA
Resilience revisited: taking institutional theory seriously https://t.co/r02fTwokFq
Revisiting Two Forces of Modern Urban Transformation http://t.co/KHnBExJhwx
The majority of emissions from Chinese cities comes from industry – a unique problem https://t.co/NCMnQ5Cl92
UK researchers are mapping viruses found in sewers https://t.co/tL5r02yRQN
What is the most private city in the world? Will there be public spaces in future? Or will we all live behind walls? http://t.co/1QWl74aENA

Other Geo-News

China Cracks Down on Politcally Incorrect Maps https://t.co/dHoVLQ55qV
Free and open satellite data: private companies join in the game https://t.co/iILYV40YvK
Géographies d’Internet https://t.co/jzdJYtOrwk
GIS essential to policy making, Smart Policies Lead to Smart Nations http://dld.bz/dKUr2
Open science: carrots and sticks http://t.co/Th0wGbxQPg
Organisations join the Paris Pledge Businesses, investors, cities, NGOs pledge to act on COP21 https://t.co/s4cnJsUcV1
Progress on Obama GIS STEM education initiative http://t.co/Ty2sovn2dh
Researching the speed of publication of 18 GIS journals (publication delay) Levelling the detail https://t.co/KQtbjbyupL

Publications

Arctic virtual special issue of multidisciplinary research: People, Politics, Resources, Environment http://t.co/ld1mY1b5B4
Development, Environment and Foresight (DEF Journal), free to download http://def-journal.eu/index.php/
European Countryside Journal http://tinyurl.com/oj592bg
European Countryside Vol 7 N 2, http://tinyurl.com/qzgvm9b
Field Guide to Data Science | free PDF download https://t.co/0cr5oQ3Q65

Grants, Fellowships

Selected H2020 and Erasmus+ Calls

Current 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. http://tinyurl.com/m2o8c33

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://tinyurl.com/clazwmr

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://tinyurl.com/pokkopg

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

Fellowships

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

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://tinyurl.com/nr6ae28

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

Teaching Resources

11 maps and charts to challenge your perceptions of Europe http://tinyurl.com/nrh25dv
100 outstanding interactive maps of 2015 https://t.co/vdZu6PeKBA
Outstanding Interactive Maps 2015 list Part Two https://t.co/n6a7luoH7R
2015: The Year in Maps Paer Two https://t.co/MFXPlGtSyl
A detailed map of the Pacific and Atlantic ocean floors https://t.co/nNza4h9Khu
Behind the scenes: reaching cultural tourists via Google's field trip app: http://t.co/lalVjBlFre
Europe developed curriculum for spatial citizens http://t.co/OTwuHEbwui
Make cartographically beautiful maps https://t.co/dOvN5JUPM2
Past climates of Africa An Esri StoryMaps map http://t.co/rqNgTtBTee
Rock cycle poster! https://t.co/RqQIrPSN4X
Scenes of Reason: climate change video http://t.co/AaMuZAn38i
The geography of the new Star Wars film: can your students find these places? https://t.co/fwZYW0HOmd
The global presence of @CocaCola on a storymap https://t.co/X3rvPyMdmJ
Twelve Days of Story Map Tips https://t.co/AN8MRGPXPP

   
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