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This newsletter includes information on the International Year of Global Understanding, two professional geospatial courses and initiatives like the International Cloud Atlas. You are invited to attend the Turkish Association conference and participate in the 4th NASA challenge. AGE is now our partner for Malaga 2016. We hope to see you there.

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New Partner  

We are proud to announce that EUROGEO will partner with the Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles (Spanish Geographers Association) for its 2016 annual conference in Malaga.

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AGE is a professional partnership of geographers whose main purpose is to promote and further develop Spanish geographical science and its applications, and disseminate and publicize the geographical knowledge in society. It has scientific meetings, coordinating the activities of the Spanish Geography in society and collaborates with other national and international geographic associations.

International Cloud Atlas 

WMO are seeking more images for their International Cloud Atlas. Submit them to 

The ICA has a long and rich history. Its first edition was published in 1939, though its origins date back to the 1800s. Subsequent editions were published in 1956 and 1975, with the most recent edition of Volume II, containing more than 200 photographic images of clouds and meteors, published in 1987. 

Since 1987, much in the world has changed. In particular, we can now take advantage of the many high quality images from ubiquitous modern cameras, and we can use the power of the Internet to make the ICA more flexible and complete.

Turkish Association Meeting 

The International Congress of the Turkish Association of Geographers will take place in Burhaniye, Balikesir in Turkey between June 2-4, 2016. The on-line registration is now open and will continue until March 30th Read more 

Year Of Global Understanding

The International Year of Global Understanding, led by the IGU, is now completely underway! The Opening Ceremony took place in Jena, Germany and is now online. See more  Presentations and photos are available from the web site. Events, competitions, publications and other new initiatives will follow Read more

Cartographic Challenge 

The challenge is being held as part of the International Map Year to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal on Reducing inequality within and among countries. the fourth edition of the NASA Europa challenge. The aim of this challenge is to inspire ideas for building great applications that serves the INSPIRE Directive and uses NASA’s open source virtual globe technology World Wind. Read more

Geospatial Workshops   

As part of the Eye on Earth programme, two professional education and capacity building workshops will take place in Budapest in July 2016. 

The workshops are aimed at decision-makers, including public policy and environmental organizations, as well as government agencies and ministries.

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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. 
The latest issue of the European Journal of Geography has been published, with articles on Olive Monoculture, GIS in education, Employment Patterns, Urban Systems, Sentinel SAR data and Quality of Life studies. Free download at

Science And Policy  

EUROGEO is actively involved in communicating geo-science to policy makers. So how do policymakers incorporate scientific evidence, what about the uncertainty surrounding how it gets into meaningful policy? This post from Jessica Ash offers ideas about getting the voice of science heard by decision makers. Read more

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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 

Blue growth key to EU economic prosperity
Mediterranean has one of the world's highest concentrations of plastic
Teaching with digital maps 
How much science is in the Sustainable Development Goals?
Explore the ocean floor - detailed maps 

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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: First 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 researchFind 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


GeoCapabilities will organise a full day of activities at the AAG conference in San Francisco. Read more. We hope to see you there. The key objective 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 clipsWebsite

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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.

GI Learner

EUROGEO starts a new Erasmus+ KA2 project on the use of GIS, called GI Learner. GI Learner aims to develop learning lines for the use of GIScience in Secondary School education. It follows work from previous projects like iGuess and digital-earth. The project is undertaking a literature review on learning lines and spatial thinking. The project will be attending GI_Forum in Salzburg in July. Web site

Sea Change Ocean Literacy   

The first Sea Change newsletter has been published by the Horizon 2020 project looking to raise awareness and promote ocean literacy in education and to citizens . The newsletter will published every six months and is archived on the Sea Change Project website. Download the newsletter (10Mb)  Other ocean geo-stories

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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