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News From Europe

A 'new vision and dynamism' for Europe
Baden-Württemberg leads EU in innovation
Commission plans to ditch Circular Economy and air pollution rules
Council of Europe and European Commission boost cooperation in Eastern Europe
Criticism of Alpine traffic policies in Brussels
EU 2030 Climate and Energy Targets Agreed
EU calls for ambitious action at UN climate conference
EU ministers disregard scientific advice on fish quotas
Europe feeling the cost of climate change policy
Europe's main leaders far apart on immigration
Has the EU increased its emissions?
Latvia reveals 3 top priorities for its Presidency
Latvia to promote EU trade and sustainable development
New Eurobarometer published - Quality of transport
Smart cooperation in coastal and maritime tourism

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Climate News

Building Climate Equity and International Consensus from the Ground Up
Cities and markets can fight climate change
Climate change adaptation comes of age in UN talks
COP20 lays the groundwork for Paris climate pact: 7 key developments
Data companies work with Citizen Science on Climate Fighting Climate Change & Poverty at the Same Time
Lima climate change talks best chance for a generation, say upbeat diplomats
Lima conference ‘crucial’ to global climate change agreement
Local governments key actors in fight against climate change
No Justice in Lima - joint statement from groups at COP20
Obama's China Pact Raises Stakes for India in Climate Talks
One year to save the planet from climate change disaster, Ed Davey warns
Standard launched for cities to measure and report their GHGs
Temperature anomalies are warming faster than Earth's average, study finds
UN climate deal in Peru ends historic North-South split (@BBCNews)
WHO weighs in on climate debate

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Hazards & Physical Stories

Community-based flood early warning system
How the Internet is Changing the Way We Respond to Earthquakes
Tornadoes rip through Mississippi
Understanding Storm surge Risk with new Hurricane Center maps
Monitoring Waves in the North Atlantic
Greenland's ice sheet could melt quicker than previously predicted
Massive study provides first detailed look at how Greenland's ice is vanishing
New Evidence Highlights the Carbon-regulating Capacity of the Ocean
Pacific winds change the speed of global warming, says new study
Rosetta sheds light on origin of Earth's oceans
Salinity matters
Small real-time lidars
Students recruited to study Himalayan glaciers
Understanding the 2013/14 UK Winter Storms

Environment News

A Case Study in Environmental GIS: Light Pollution Mapping
'Future Earth' platform outlines global change strategy
Cleaner air from tackling climate change 'would save millions of lives'
Dams and growing water conflict on Mekong, Nile
Giving cities a road map to reducing their carbon footprint
Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution
Mapping Carbon in the Amazon
Mapping, monitoring the state of the worlds forests
More action needed to reduce transport's environmental impact
Research uncovers sources of Pacific Ocean pollution
Satellite maps give new perspective on Amazonian carbon storage
Satellites measure increase of Sun's energy absorbed in the Arctic
UK's biggest solar farm connects to national grid
Using lasers to map carbon in Peru's rain forests

Human & Economic Stories

Crowdsourced mapping aids Ebola fight in West Africa
France's cities, small towns face political, economic divide
Geospatial Technology to Bring More Tourists to Queensland
Hollowed-out cities: Empty centre
Millennium development goals: big ideas, broken promises?
Modeling the outbreak, spread, and containment of tuberculosis
Earth observation-based humanitarian services
Podcast Mapping humanitarian crises
Retail Analytics offers online stores an edge in holiday season:
Revised forecasts show Earth on track for population boom
The truth about smart cities: 'In the end, they will destroy democracy'
The World Is Becoming More Suburban
Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity
UNICEF Future Urban Population Mapped
Video Anthropocene Cartography - Mapping Human Influence on Planet Earth
What's next for abandoned subway stations?

Other Geo-News

Filling in the gaps in the world's maps
Google My Map – new tool to create custom maps directly in Google Drive
How digital maps are changing the way we understand our world
How the brain makes maps
Earliest maps of the Arctic were far more exciting than ours today
Share your view with the esri crowdsourcing map app
The 2014 Maps of the Yea - the 54 of the best interactive maps of 2014
The future of geo-enabled online education
Why you probably can't draw a map of your city from memory
Will it soon be as normal to have a drone in your pocket as it is to have there a smartphone today?


Earth Negotiations Bulletin COP20 Lima
The Arctic in the Anthropocene
Glacier Status in Nepal and Decadal Change from 1980 to 2010 Based on Landsat Data (2014)
Migration as an Effective Mode of Adaptation to Climate Change
Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013
UN Environmental Programme report for 2014
Women's Empowerment at the Frontline of Adaptation: Emerging Issues, Adaptive Practices, and Priorities in Nepal - ICIMOD Working Paper 2014/3

Grants, Fellowships

Selected H2020 Calls

Support for information measures relating to the common agricultura lpolicy (CAP) for 2015, Reference 2014/C 383/06 deadline 5 January 2015
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 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

10 Free Tools For Creating Your Own Maps
Explore Virtual Antarctica with the new web app
Global wind vector map
How Mental Map Development Affects How We Perceive the Visual World Around Us
Live web map for studying and researching ebola
Video - Global Landscapes Forum 2014
Video: Brazil’s water crisis (@CCTV_America)

Video Anthropocene Cartography - Mapping Human Influence on Planet Earth

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