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The last month has brought many excellent opportunities for EUROGEO members and geoethusiasts to network and exchange their experience. In this newsletter, a reminder about EUROGEO 2016 in Malaga, an invitation for IPGESTE Conference, GI Forum and AlpWeek is shared. Moreover, we include information about publications in International Journal of Digital Earth, Geography and Health as well as ISDE 9 Online. Networking is also possible through series of GeoForAll and gsSIG webinars. Join EUROGEO and the world of open geography!


Alps & People Living culture

The manifold aspects of the relationship between the Alps and the people who live, work and recreate there will be the main focus of the fourth edition of the AlpWeek on 11-15 October 2016 in Grassau/Achental (Germany). People in the Alps are facing huge future challenges and at the same time, they are the key players to cope with them. The AlpWeek intends to share existing Alpine experiences in order to find new solutions for the future that are specific to the alpine region(s) and respectful of its socio-cultural and natural heritage. In order to make visible the variety of approaches and and discuss sustainable development options, the AlpWeek 2016 invites to a broad and diversified dialogue focusing on three main fields of action: demography, culture and quality of life. More information

Geography and Health

Routledge invites you to explore key research on Geography and Health. A vast article collection allows you to explore everything from urban planning and design to tracking infectious diseases to Anthropocene elements and impacts. Free access is available throughout 2016. 

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gvSIG Webinars

Free registration for the gvSIG Festival is now open!!! There are more than 25 webinars there!! The webinar platform allows to connect to the webinars from any operating system. More information.

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Geoforall Slides

The slides and recordings of the webinar on "Humanitarian Mapathons for Children" as part of the "Open Geospatial Science & Applications" webinar series are now available. More information.

ISDE 9 online

We are pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the 9th ISDE Symposium (Halifax, Canada, 2015) have now been published online by IOP Science Publishing.

They are published as Volume 34(1) (2016) in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science — an open access, peer-reviewed journal. Specifically, the ISDE9 Proceedings are located at and are free to download.

EUROGEO 2016: deadline extended

As a result of several requests, the deadline for the submission of abstracts to the EUROGEO conference in Malaga, September 29-30 2016 has been extended until July 10th. The early-bird rate will also be extended until this date. More informaiton

Active Citizen 

What makes an active citizen? Is voting in elections enough? Or does it mean volunteering every week and only buying fair trade? Volonteurope has teamed up with European Civic Forum to answer this question, but they need your help to do it by completing a 10-minute survey. More information


The Review of International Geographical Education Online (RIGEO) has published its new issue. More information 

Invitation: IPGESTE Conference

If you are coming to Europe for the EUROGEO conference, why also not consider participating in the Conference: "International Perspectives on Geography and Earth Science Teacher Education 2016” (IPGESTE) at the PH-FHNW’s Brugg-Windisch Campus in Switzerland (September 26 and 27, 2016). Complete call for paper and more information on the conference:

Submit abstracts by May 31, 2016 (workshops/ presentations)/ August 1, 2016 (posters) by sending an e-mail

Call for Papers: International Journal of Digital Earth

The IJDE is the official Journal of the International Society for Digital Earth announce a Call for papers for their Special Issue on Innovation in Geoprocessing for a Digital Earth. This is a current challenge for the environment, mobility, energy, demographics etc. related to Digital Earth and potentially addressed by online geoprocessing. More information.

GI Forum

Registration for GI_Forum in Salzburg, the program and special sessions are published as well as workshops.

Ocean Latest News

The Sea Change project is producing resources to raise awareness of ocean literacy among schools and citizens. Stories from last month

The greatest threat to the oceans is ignorance
Greenhouse Gas Can Escape the Deep Ocean
in Surprising Way, New Study Says
Mesmerising interactive 3D map of current weather and forecasts
News News Using Sounds from the #Ocean to
Measure Stratosphere Winds @seachange_eu

Ocean, Fala, Morze, Wody, Pływów, Beach, Surf

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

ArcGIS Earth
A Tale of Twenty-Two Million Citi Bikes: Analyzing the NYC Bike Share System
Council of Europe's Bern Convention - helps develop political actions for conservation of Europe's natural heritage
The Age of Humankind: Mapping the Anthropocene
The Anthropocene - have we entered a new geological epoch?
How do you stop flooding?
180,000 Historic Maps, Photos, and Postcards Are Now Free for Public Use
Top humanitarian concerns for 2016

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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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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

EUROGEO Projects


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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