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Geocube now in Italian
The first issue of the European Journal of Geography is now published at: http://www.eurogeographyjournal.eu/
Conference fees before 27 Feb: 160 euros for members and 190 euros for non-members, 100 and 120 euros respectively for students.
Learning with GI, at Salzburg, July 4th-8th, 2011. In conjunction with the digitalearth:eu network. The call for papers and further information can be found at: http://www.gi-forum.org/learning.
Please note that there are 5 ESRI/digitalearth stipends for outstanding contributions (full paper) by young scientists covering conference fees and stay. Application for these is done when submitting a contribution - please feel free to distribute this information to your students who might like to contribute!
The conference team will be happy to answer any questions arising - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The digitalearth:eu Network is coming soon (http://www.digital-earth.eu)
The digitalearth.eu Network is an EC funded project (2011-2013) that will examine the use of geo-media in teacher education and the school classroom. EUROGEO is a founder member of this EC funded network.
Geo-media is the visualisation of information from different media sources and is concerned with digital content based on place, position and location. Innovative approaches to teaching and learning are needed to effectively study local, regional, national, international and whole earth environments.
The digitalearth.eu network aims to link diverse, unconnected centres around Europe where geoinformation and geo-media use is well developed, with the expectation that products, resources, experiences and ideas will be shared between them.
The first meeting will take place in Salzburg in early July 2011 in collaboration with the Learning with GeoInformation conference. Colleagues interested in joining/participating in the network should visit http://www.eurogeography.eu/digital-earth.html
If you would like to be a partner in the project, the form and letter should be sent by email to email@example.com and the original letter posted to be received in Salzburg University before the end of January 2011
In response to discussion among its members, EUROGEO proposes the development of a Geography magazine targeted at teachers of Geography and based on teaching and learning Geography in schools and teacher education with a European perspective. If you are interested in hearing more or feel you could contribute to the magazine, please email Karl Donert at firstname.lastname@example.org
Turkey's foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says migration is strength and not threat for Europe. http://bit.ly/fxG0eP
Democratic Security and Human Rights http://www.neurope.eu/articles/103980.php
European Audiovisual Observatory new report on 'Switchover to the Digital Dividend' http://bit.ly/gULXGu
2011 European Capitals of Culture join forces to save Baltic SeaThe Finnish city of Turku and Tallinn in Estonia - European Capitals of Culture for 2011 – have decided to cooperate to draw wider attention to the poor state of the Baltic Sea read more
More than 600,000 Europeans stateless & denied their right to citizenship, says HR Commissioner Hammarberg. http://bit.ly/i2nnqK
American human rights activist gives her view of Europe's integration of Roma communities. http://bit.ly/f6qfFq
Information about more than 100 Geography conferences and other events worldwide 2010-2012 can be found on the EUROGEO web site at: http://www.eurogeography.eu/int-events.html
EUROGEO has four categories of membership.
New EUROGEO members are allowed to select one FREE publication from the publications list (while stocks last).
Membership gives you access to the EUROGEO community, you will receive 6 newsletters a year, reductions on publications and reduced conference fees.
What is EUROGEO?
EUROGEO as an association was set up in 1979 with strong support from the European Commission. Members from national association formed a European association to represent the viewsd and opinions of geographers in different European countries to the EU . The assoiciation has had participatory status at the Council of Europe sonce 1989. EUROGEO has established its legal home in Belgium as an International not-for-profit organisation. If you would like to know more please contact email@example.com
|Geographical News and Research
climate - environment - hazards - geoinformation - weather - human - education - others
That was 2010
The US coldest January since 1985? What global warming? http://bit.ly/guSXK1
Conservationists unveil plans to save coral from extinction http://bit.ly/fhqh2V
Myanmar: Food worries for cyclone survivors, An estimated 86,000 farming households and 7,500 fishing households were left food-insecure, the UN Development Programme said. According to the World Food Programme (WFP), some 200,000 people need food assistance in the worst-affected townships of Myebon, Kyaukphyu, Pauktaw and Minbya. http://bit.ly/fhH6qT
Teaching with GIS by using the "GeoNews" concept: http://bit.ly/f3OXeE
"Bulge" in Atmospheric Pressure Responsible for Cold Winter Amid Global Warming http://ow.ly/3yQ1s
“Cultural Diversity in Education for Sustainable Development” an invitation to contribute: A thematic programme “Mainstreaming Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue in Education for Sustainable Development” was established as a contribution to the UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD). Within this framework and in order to celebrate good practice within the DESD, UNESCO funded the “Best Practices on Cultural Diversity in Education for Sustainable Development” project which is to showcase innovative approaches which bridge links between cultural, socio-economic and environmental learning. For more information about this UNESCO project and opportunities of participation, please contact IRIS researchers: Prof Daniella Tilbury, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ingrid Mulà: email@example.com
Pessimistic about 2011, does place matter? Maybe it depends where you are looking from. http://florianpantazi.blogactiv.eu/2010/12/eu-a-question-of-priorities/
up - top
Testing Finland's largest wind power station
EU looks to private sector to fund €100bn digitisation of books, art
Leading companies seek sanctions against 'EU president' Hungary
Greece to build wall on EU-Turkey border
Greece blasts 'hypocritical' EU for opposing wall plans
EU researchers find MOTIVE to protect Europe's forests
The power of maps: Hungary heading for fresh EU controversy with 'history map carpet'
New Schengen entries delayed
University Mergers Sweep Across Europe
Romania threatens Croatia in Schengen dispute
Czech Geographical Bibliography online http://www.geobibline.cz/
January 2011 issue of Global Change can now be accessed online at http://www.igbp.net/page.php?pid=231
The legacy: Interactive Gulf oil spill map with news bulletins, video, more: http://tmapps.esri.com/gulf-2010/index.
Download New Book: The Glaciers of the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region http://www.icimod.org/publications/index.php/search/publication/734
Australian Flood Maps: http://bit.ly/gsDQFF
Weather map and application - North America weather at one glance with links to all stations: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/zoa/mwmap3.php?map=usa
Atlas of the Biosphere, global data set http://www.sage.wisc.edu/atlas/maps.php
iPhone Apps for the GIS User http://bit.ly/hA3cih
Build your own Human Development Index http://hdr.undp.org/en/data/build/
Mountain Research Initiative Newsletter: http://mri.scnatweb.ch/index.php?option=com_docman&task=cat_view&gid=190&Itemid=43
New map viewer for the Environmental Atlas of North America. http://www.cec.org/atlas/
Haiti Google Images: http://www.niemanlab.org/2011/01/haiti-beforeafternow-google-images-tell-the-tale/
Hot arid environments, resources for teaching extreme environments: http://t.co/fAqn6Ey
The Australian Floods - ideas for geography teachers http://trunc.it/duaky
500 geography-related videos on http://www.youtube.com/geographyuberalles
River systems, ecoregions, transportation, culture, more. History of Earth CO2 (video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2mZyCblxS4
Accelerating MDG Progress: YouTube video http://bit.ly/dNHXD8
Ten Climate change resources
eLearning papers Vol 22 http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php
Teaching Expertise: Geography: http://www.teachingexpertise.com/geography
Special issue of eLearning Papers on innovation, networks and collaboration. http://www.elearningeuropa.info/files/eLearningPapers_2010_Breaking_Down_the_Silos.pdf
Free online Issues from Transactions of the IBG http://ow.ly/1aJPAv
Spatial Decisions as Social Context: Spatio-Temporal Constraints on Social Networks (pdf) http://bit.ly/e1BMrl
The encyclopedia of life http://www.eol.org/
Google Maps of the Australian Floods: http://bit.ly/i6rWol
Map your voice http://www.bl.uk/evolvingenglish/maplisten.html
International New Town Institute urbanisation map http://www.newtowninstitute.org/
New global databases of extreme natural hazards http://bit.ly/e9owID
Corsican forest fire simulator: change the wind direction and start the fire: http://forefire.univ-corse.fr/websim/
GIS education competences: The GTCM: http://www.careeronestop.org/competencymodel/pyramid.aspx?GEO=Y
Online texts to teach GIS: read more
Book:The implementation/effectiveness of GIS in secondary education: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/363917769X/ref=pe_5050_12810800_snp_dp
Simulate forest fires with ForeFire: In a lab at the University of Corsica http://bit.ly/h4TA9v
URISA Journal issue on GIS in education: http://www.urisa.org/files/URISA%20Journal%20Vol.22%20Issue%202.pdf
2011 and 2012 events and conferences are located on the main EUROGEO Web site: Click here
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