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From: European Association of Geographers <newsletter=eurogeography.eu@mail172.wdc02.mcdlv.net> on behalf of European Association of Geographers <newsletter@eurogeography.eu>
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Date: Thursday 05 May 2016 at 9:10 PM
To: Michael Meadows <mmeadows@mweb.co.za>
Subject: Spring news: EURIAS mobility programme, ESA summer school, European Week of Regions and Cities, EuroScience, GeoForAll, win a trip to San Diego 


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Latest News

The spring brings many new opportunities for EUROGEO members, in particular young researchers. In this newsletter we include information about the mobility programme of EURIAS, ESA summer school and call for European Week of Regions and Cities. We also encourage you to join EuroScience and GeoForAll initiatives due to their great networking capacities.



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EURIAS Fellowships 

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering forty eight 10-month residencies for young scholars (25) and leading researchers (23) from one of the 18 participating Institutes.


The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. Apply by June 8th. More information



Open access to MRD 36 (1)

The latest issue of Mountain Research and Development offers insights into sustainability assessment of the built environment in China, community-based risk screening in Nepal, science communication for awareness raising in Ladakh, natural disturbances in Italian protection forests, grazing impacts in the Georgian Caucasus, climate and vegetation cover in Bhutan, sustainable land management trade-offs in Tajikistan, and applying Ostrom’s “design principles” in Kyrgyzstan (pasturelands) and Kenya (water). More information

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ESA Summer School on EO

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting young researchers to join leading experts in Earth Observation, Modelling and Data Assimilation for the 8th ESA EO Summer School. Applications can be made on-line at: https://earth.esa.int/web/eo-summer-school/home. Contact: eotraining@esa.int

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Help mapping Ecuador

On Saturday 16th at 18:58, the northern part of Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Official sources confirmed at least 350 deaths and more than 2,500 people injured until now. Among many activities, a volunteer mapping initiative through satellite images has been initiated to create maps in the most vulnerable places. You and your students can help by joining the mapping activities, tracing from the available satellite images through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). More information



EuroScience for
European researchers

EuroScience is an active grassroots association for researchers in Europe. Members are primarily scientists but anyone with an interest in science can be involved. The aim is to advance science; engage with stakeholders to strengthen Europe through science; promote careers, rights and responsibilities of scientists and the integrity of the scientific endeavor. It strives to increase awareness and transparency of and involvement in European Science, Technology and Innovation policies.

EuroScience publishes EuroScientist, a free online magazine, dedicated to issues affecting science and scientists all over Europe. It gives a unique European approach to science reporting on the situation faced by scientists, across disciplines and countries. Submit contributions at http://www.euroscientist.com/opinion-pieces



GEO for All Update  

"Geo for All" is the Open Source Geospatial Foundation's Open Educational outreach with partners worldwide. The mission is to provide geospatial education and opportunities accessible to all. Central to "Geo for All" mission is the belief that knowledge is a public good and Open Principles in Education will provide great opportunities for everyone. The latest newsletter is available at http://www.geoforall.org/newsletters/. Join the community to help create a world that is more accessible, equitable and full of innovation and opportunities for everyone. More information

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Invitation: European Week
of Regions and Cities 2016

30 PhD students and early career researchers are wanted to attend the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 Master Class. The participants will present and discuss recent research on EU Cohesion Policy and regional/urban development with EU officials and renowned academics. Topics include inclusive growth, network economy, transfers between cities and regions. Applications must be submitted by 9 May 2016. More information



Environmental Psychology 

Elsevier is seeking to appoint a new Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Environmental Psychology. The position starts 1st January 2017, and applications are now open. Closing date for applications: 30 June 2016. Full details.



Did you know this year is International Map Year?
A worldwide celebration of maps and their unique role in our world. It is organized by the International Cartographic Association (ICA) and supported by the United Nations (UN). Get involved by clicking the logo. 



Conference 2016: Sessions 

Some sessions for the Malaga conference have been announced. The second call for abstracts invites further sessions and abstracts at EUROGEO 2016. You are invited to submit proposals for sessions, papers and poster in area of geographical research. More information



Geography News Update

This is a small sample of geo-news we shared on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn last month. Why not follow us and share your news, research and publications. More news

The ESRI Story Maps contest is on!  Win trip to San Diego to the User Conference
Czech Republic ==> Czechia, Metamorphosis
Cloud data could show where the threatened species live
Bridging Local Acts and Global Effects: International Year of Global Understanding
The South China Sea explained in 18 maps and graphs
Building a global network of youth mappers!
Join the Data for Climate Action Challenge
The next Penn State geodesign course starts May11. Land Use Design

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Joining Us? 

Become a member of EUROGEO and support our work in promoting geography and the work of geographers, influencing policy at national and European levels, connecting geographers around the world and innovating in education and training. Join EUROGEO now



Malaga 2016: Second Call

The first Call for sessions and abstracts at EUROGEO 2016 is announced. You are invited to submit proposals for sessions, papers and poster in area of geographical research. Find out more



Geo-Consultancy, Jobs  

Lots of new geographical jobs, research posts, consultancy possibilities, studentships and grants are available from the EUROGEO LinkedIn page 

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EUROGEO Project News




The first YouthMetre Project newsletter is out. YouthMetre seeks to bring young people closer to policy making about Youth across Europe. The aim is to create tools that will empower youth to engage with policy makers and challenge policy developments. Study Group video challenge launchedMore information.

Follow YouthMetre on Facebook and Twitter



Sea Change Ocean Literacy   

Sea Change has published a video showing five ways in which the ocean affects our health and well-being, see the video - Sea Change website - other ocean geo-stories



GI Learner

GI Learner explores the use of GIS and GIscience in secondary schools. GI Learner has undertaken and published a review of spatial thinking research and learning lines in high school education. The project will be running workshops at GI_Forum in Salzburg in July.. More information - Twitter




GeoCapabilities ran a workshop and three sessions of papers at the AAG conference in San Francisco. Read more - Workshop presentation

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The key objective of the project is to create training materials to develop teachers as curriculum leaders … through a 'capabilities' approach. The project has produced a series of research papers, video clips




SMILE Web site has been launched.
EUROGEO is partner in an Erasmus+ education project called SMILE. SMILE is Soft Mobility Integrated Learning in English - through sustainable transport in Primary Schools. The project aims to develop learning materials for use in non-formal situations.  SMILE on Facebook.



I-Use Statistics

A free training course on Statistics in secondary school subjects can be accessed from the I-Use Project Web siteThere are materials on visualising data, misleading statistics and pedagogical issues. I-Use Web site.  Follow I-Use on Facebook and Twitter



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