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This month there are articles on free MOOCs, The International Year of Soils, Future Earth, Spatial Citizenship, IGBP (Geosphere-Biosphere), Humanities and Social Sciences meeting, Eye on Earth open data, GeoBalcanica conference, a special call from the IGU and hundreds of other stories.

Geospatial Intelligence MOOC 

A new free MOOC on Geospatial Intelligence from Penn State will begin on January 14th, 2015. Geospatial Intelligence and the Geospatial Revolution is the first MOOC to focus on the intersection of intelligence analysis and geospatial science, dealing with the ways people use spatial information to find solutions to complex humanitarian, military, economic, and cultural problems. It will discuss controversial issues like the role of secrecy, changing conceptions of privacy, and the ways in which decisions are made when multiple stories can be told using the same informationMore

SPACIT Courses Available

EUROGEO was a partner in the SPACIT (education for spatial citizenship) project, coordinated by the Department of Geo-Informatics of the University of Salzburg. The concept of spatial citizenship was developed for secondary teaching and in-service training to combine geography, political education and Web 2.0 technologies. The goal was to create online and F2F courses to equip teachers with the relevant competencies necessary through the everyday use of geo-media technologies. The course can be downloaded from the project Web site. More 

International Year of Soils 2015

The Year Of Soils 2015 was officially initiated on World Soil Day, December 5th 2014. The year will bring many activities all over the world including exhibitions, excursions, talks, conferences, discussions and many more. A web map has been published with event locations. More

EASSH General Assembly 

EUROGEO is founder member of EASSH (European Alliance of Social Science and Humanities). The alliance has been registered as an association, legally based in France. This first meeting takes place in January 2015 to formally approve the constitution and to develop a work plan that promotes the importance and relevance of Social Science and Humanities in European research.  More

Future Earth research agenda

The Future Earth research programme has published its Strategic Research Agenda on the priorities for global-change research. Experts have identified eight key challenges for sustainable development. The Vision for 2025 outlines what Future Earth will contribute over the coming decade to achieve its vision for people to thrive in a sustainable and equitable world. More

Free MOOCs For Educators 

New online free European Schoolnet Academy courses are available for teachers' professional development in 2015! You will be able to explore the use of tablets in schools, how to teach computing in primary schools and how to stimulate creative thinking. Registrations for the new courses will soon be launched. More 

Eye on Earth – Earth View 

EUROGEO is a stakeholder in the Eye on Earth initiative. Latest news is brought by the The Earth View newsletter, with information concerning the Eye on Earth Community. The latest issue reports on the expansion of our Eye on Earth Alliance, the 2015 Summit and the Special Initiatives. More 


EUROGEO is supporting the first GeoBalcanica conference, networking geographers from the Balkan regions and encouraging international scientists to attend the event to share their activities, research, innovations and projects. More

IGU 2015 Special Session 

Calling for contributions to a Special Session on The International Year of Global Understanding. This session invites colleagues to present creative ideas about geography education to achieve global understanding and global sustainability by living in healthy ways. More

IGBP ebulletin 

Latest newsletter from the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, with lead articles on Deltas, the Carbon issue and ocean acidification. IGBP views the Earth system as the Earth's natural physical, chemical and biological cycles and processes and the social and economic dimensions. More 

Get Why, Where Matters? 

EUROGEO Members Drs. Bob Ryerson and Stan Aronoff of GeoEconomy discuss the significance of their book "Why 'Where' Matters". This book illustrates why geospatial perspectives and geography matters. More

Geo In The News 

This newsletter brings you access to a collection of January 2015 geo-news from social media, newspapers and latest research. There are items on Climate, Environment, Human, Economic and Physical Geography.. The news also includes free publications to download and teaching and larding resources. More 

EUROGEO Conference 2015 

"Communicating Geography: serving our world" 21-22 May 2015

The 2015 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with and hosted by the Turkish Association of Geographers (TAG), in Ankara on 21-22 May 2015. An optional field excursion to Cappadocia will take place all day on 23 May 2015. Call for sessions and abstracts published. More

Communicating Geography 

Call for abstracts
We invite contributors from all areas of the discipline and related subjects to submit abstracts for oral presentations, hands-on workshops and posters at our 2015 Annual meeting. The conference theme is "Communicating Geography: serving our world", though abstracts relating to other areas will also be welcome. 
Deadlines: Sessions (by February 1st 2015)
Paper, Poster and Workshop Abstracts March 12th 2015
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Early bird rate ends March 12th 2015

EJG Issue 3: Free Download  

Issue 3 of the European Journal of Geography is free to download. The Journal now on Scopus, is based on the European Association of Geographers’ goal to make European Geography a worldwide reference and standard. The latest issue contains seven articles on historical analysis, wildfire risk assessment, location analysis, social perception, communicating climate change, catchment approaches and Belgrade tourism. More

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2015 EUROGEO Meeting
EASSH Association Meeting
Spatial Citizenship course complete
GeoBalcanica conference
• 2015 International Year of Soils

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