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The latest newsletter has some HOT news - find out about the Humanitarian Open Street Map team who are new members of EUROGEO. We also include an item on the European Commission Responsible Research Initiative, a call for innovative apps from MyGEOSS and a new initiative to use the crowd to develop improved indoor navigation and information from Springer Open Access..

Did you know? Our newsletter goes out to more than 10,000 subscribers, Organisation members of EUROGEO can submit their stories promoting their activities, research and projects. In this issue we include the latest issue of our journal, news from our projects, information from EUROGEO member organisations and more ....   Why not become a member of the association now

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What Is HOT?  

HOT  is the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team: Applying the Principles of Open Source and Open Data for Economic Development and Emergency Relief.

As a non-profit organization, HOT is global online community of volunteer digital humanitarians. 

HOT applies the principles of open source and open data to create and provide free, detailed and up-to-date maps for organizations fostering economic development or engaged in emergency relief. Click here to read more and to learn about the many ways in which you can get involved. Read more
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The call for development of innovative applications (mobile or web-based) using openly available or crowd-generated data in different domains addressing citizens’ needs has been announced. The focus will be on developing applications of European relevance that will provide users with quantitative or qualitative information on the changing environment.
Awards will be made up to € 13.500 to develop the applications further. Deadline 8 April 2016. More information

Explore The World: Indoors

Soleway aims to create a community to solve the problem of indoor navigation with state-of-the-art technologies. They plan to put the world on an indoor map. To achieve that goal, they need your help. Explore the SoleWay website, see the existing routes, and enter your own routes in order to help others to find their way around! Why not start with your own office, and then just refer to that route when visitors ask how they can find you. Email feedback to information

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Responsible Research Toolkit

The Responsible Research Initiative (RRI) has been launched. As a cross-cutting issue of Horizon 2020, RRI is being promoted by the European Commission (EC) to foster and facilitate research and innovation in an inclusive, societally-oriented way. More than 350 resources are available in the toolkit to allow closer interactions between research and innovation systems. It addresses topics like open access, gender in science, ethics, science education, governance, public engagement. More information

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Conference Of INGOs 

The voice of civil society is heard at the Council of Europe thanks to the Conference of International Non-governmental Organisations (INGOs). More information


Springer Open Access   

Springer have a wide range of open access Earth Sciences and Geography titles and to invite you explore them.

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International Cloud Atlas 

WMO are seeking more images for their International Cloud Atlas. You can help by submitting them to 

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

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

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

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 available on the Web site. The project will be running workshops at GI_Forum in Salzburg in July.. More information - Twitter


YouthMetre is a new project coordinated by EUROGEO, seeking 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. More information.

Follow YouthMetre on Facebook and Twitter


GeoCapabilities organised a full day of activities at the AAG conference in San Francisco. Read more. 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.  
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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. You can join in with the  Coderdojo challengeProject website. 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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