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Latest news from the European Association of Geographers

 April 2014

Journal accepted for SCOPUS   

The European Journal of Geography ISSN / E-ISSN: / 1792-1341 has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB) and is accepted for inclusion in the leading world citation database. The reviewer comments said: “A fine journal with excellent and widely cited papers on European geography -- green lights all the way. So welcome to Scopus! “. Latest Issue   Read more



EUROGEO AGM & Elections   

The 2014 Annual Meeting of EUROGEO members will take place on 17th May 2014 during the Annual conference in Valetta, Malta.  At the Annual Meeting elections for two members of the Presidum of the association will take place.  Only full members of EUROGEO may stand and vote. The 2013 Annual Report of the association will also be presented. Read more 

Free GeoSkills Plus workshop - Apply now 

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EUROGEO is a partner in the GeoSkills + project. Geo Skills + is a European Commission funded project under DG Education and Culture, Leonardo da Vinci programme. It began in October 2013 and will run until October 2015. A free workshop will be held in the Netherlands on May 21-22 on geospatial and geographical careers. Free registration - Read more
 

I-Use Project: Take The Usability Test  

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EUROGEO is a partner in the I-Use project. I-Use offers ready-made tables and introductions to statistical databases // updated statistics in education // tools for working with data // knowledge about the use and misuse of statistics // information about the project and materials for teacher training. We are testing the site usability and interactive tools. Please try it out  Web site - Usability Survey
 

NASA World Wind Challenge  

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NASA World Wind Europa Challenge http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/ is an international competition and open to all students. Last year's winning projects are available at http://eurochallenge.como.polimi.it/projects2013 
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.

 

Take the Geospatial Thinking Survey 

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Bob Sharpe from Waterloo, Canada is calling on geography educators from Europe to participate in a brief survey of geospatial thinking assessment practices in high school education. His hope is that this research might play a role in improving geospatial thinking everywhere. Take the survey
 

GeoCapacity Building Event 

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EUROGEO are partners for the Geo-Capacity Building pre-conference at the World Geospatial Forum, Geneva, 5 May 2014, Register here 
This one-day event will discuss the need for considerable capacity building in the geospatial sector through industry engagement with education and training initiatives. Read more
 

Big Win for Romanian Geographers 

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The seminar 'Intercultural Dialogue - a European Adventure (IDEA) organised by the European Geography Association, which was co-financed by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, has been selected as national winner in Romania for the Charlemagne European Youth Prize. This is a big win for Geographers. Read more
 

Discovering Scotland 

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Geological and geomorphological research in NW Scotland has been instrumental in laying the foundations of crucial concepts in geosciences. Students on a field trip produced a video of their experiences. See the videoRead more

Upcoming Events


Pre-conference workshops and scientific field visit
  • Where: University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
  • When: 15 May 2014
  • Apply
EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference.
  • Where: University of Malta, Valetta, Malta
  • When: 15-17 May 2014
  • Apply
National Geography Youth Summit GIS Training course Digital Earth tools and technologies  Digital Earth tools and technologies 

The World Of Geography

Visit the monthly stories database for more news

Geographical News From Europe  
European countries reluctant to deal with climate change http://tinyurl.com/mwxv7t3
Fortress Europe: have border controls worked? An interactive guide http://t.co/QDvZ6qtuQi
Guide to the EU elections http://t.co/eoq7JoWMYO 
The 10 Smartest Cities In Europe http://t.co/QVmrW9PvN9

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Some Recent News On Climate 
Volcanic eruptions causing global warming slowdown http://t.co/vas88tpwyK
NASA satellites see Arctic surface darkening faster http://t.co/PBLb9TgTyF
IPCC: Poor are especially vulnerable to climate change http://tinyurl.com/oeyes74
Is global warming hiding underwater? http://t.co/OzfckT0CQG
More global warming worse for economy http://t.co/T05ABG7HXN

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The Role of Geography in Society 
What makes psychology & geography grads the most employable? http://t.co/vpDj4Guh
Geography of iPhone, Android, and Twitter Users in Chicago http://t.co/aSZ5E2ExjQ
Geographers create 'easy button' to calculate river flows from space http://t.co/TQnDWYZ69a 
The complex geography of large multinational land deals http://t.co/8ibuXGFRI3



Looking for more interesting geography stories? Visit our monthly updated Stories Database.

A Blog For Geography: GeoPickmeup

The GeoPickmeup blog is written by Anne-Laure Freant, a geographer currently based in Paris. She aims to promote geographical knowledge in and out the geographer community through stories which challenge readers and raise the profile of Geography in society. Read More

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Geo-Resources Online 

European Journal of Geography: Latest issue published 


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The latest issue of EJG has been published. It contains papers on . The European Journal of Geography (EJG) is the main publication of the European Association of Geographers. One purpose of the journal is to promote the discipline and the work of geographers to decision makers. 
Submission details and the latest issues of the European Journal of Geography can be found at http://www.eurogeographyjournal.eu.
 
RIGEO Geography Education Journal  RIGEO is an open access, quick, free or charge and expert peer review publication in geography education and related disciplines (such as environment education, geology education, biology education and more). Read here how to send in your abstracts. Read More.

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Erasmus+
  • Call for proposals published and draft application forms
  • Open to all legal entities
  • Submission on various dates depending on Action, mainly April 2014
  • More 
EDA: Earth observation and fuel dependencies
  • Call for proposals
  • More
ERC Starting Grants for PhD Researchers (European Commission). 
  • Open to: PhD researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any EU Member State or Associated Country
  • Deadline: 25 March 2014
  • Grant: €1.5 milion
  • More
More grants and funding opportunities

Job Offers & Careers

Professor with special responsibilities (MSO) within ‘China and Global/Regional Governance of Climate and Environmental Change’, Institute of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University, Denmark, deadline 9 May, http://tinyurl.com/lax83qo
University Teacher Ecological and Environmental Sciences, GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, deadline 9 May, http://tinyurl.com/cl5c6vm
Professorship in Remote Sensing in Earth Surface Dynamics, University of Lausanne, Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement, deadline 10 May, 
http://tinyurl.com/lgg5dlw
Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, BP Institute, University of Cambridge, deadline 10 May, http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3627/
Reader in Human Geography, Northumbria University,deadline 11 May, https://work4.northumbria.ac.uk/hrvacs/eae1328
Many more Jobs

Feedback

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In this issue

EUROGEO News

Journal in SCOPUS
EUROGEO AGM & Elections
Free GeoSkills Plus Workshop
• I-Use Web Site Usability
• NASA World Wind Challenge
• Geospatial Thinking Survey
• Discovering Scotland
GeoPickmeUp Blog
• Upcoming Events
 

The World of Geography

Geography in Europe
• Human Geography
• Physical Geography
Climate 
• Geo-media News 
 

Geo-Resources Online

• European Journal of Geography (EJG)
Geo-Stories This Month 
• Free Publications
• Resources for Teaching & Research
• GeoPickmeup Blog
 

Opportunities

Fellowships, Grants & Funding
Jobs and Careers
Conferences and Meetings

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