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Call for Papers – GIS and the Anthropocene: Educational Perspectives

Abstracts are invited for a session jointly sponsored by the GIScience Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group (HERG) at the Royal Geographical Society – Institute of British Geographers International Conference 2015. The conference runs between 2nd – 4th September, 2015 at the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus in Exeter, Devon. “GIS and … Continue reading

British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Écologie Joint Annual Meeting 2014: An Overview

This year marked the first ever joint annual meeting between British Ecological Society and Société Française d’Écologie held in Lille (France) which featured an interesting array of speakers from a wide spectrum of specialist areas in ecology. The programme included a collection of sessions, symposiums, lunchtime workshops, poster sessions and special interest group meetings which … Continue reading

Sapelli Celebrated As Tech for Good Pioneer in 2014 Nominet Trust 100

We are really excited to announce that Sapelli has been named among the 2014 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) – a global list of 100 inspiring ventures from around the world. Projects featured on the list are using technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems from education and human rights abuses to climate change and … Continue reading

GeoKey — A Platform for Participatory Mapping

Today, we are proud to announce the official release of GeoKey, a new approach to support participatory mapping. GeoKey provides local communities with a web-based infrastructure to collect, share and discuss local knowledge. You can use it to setup your own mapping project with your community and to collect, visualise and analyse data using the … Continue reading

Community Monitoring: great debates and local actions

I have just attended the International Seminar on Participatory Monitoring for the Management of Biodiversity and Natural Resources that occurred between September 22-26, in Manaus – Brazil, and was organised by the Brazilian Ministry of Environment (MMA) and the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio). The Seminar aimed at promoting and strengthening participatory monitoring as a key … Continue reading

Complex Systems: YRNCS Workshop 2014

This September the Young Researchers Network on Complex Systems (YRNCS) held their first workshop in Lucca (Italy) which featured a wide array of research disciplines, ‘self-organised’ by the YRNCS Committee, as well as those early Post Docs, masters and PhD students that attended. From climate change to human economics, a series of tutorials, participatory projects … Continue reading

From climate change to isolated tribes: notes on the 66th Meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science

The 66th annual meeting of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC) took place between July 22-27, in the capital city of Acre State, Rio Branco. This year’s theme was “Science and Technology in an Amazon without borders”. The debates suited perfectly my interests as an Extreme Citizen Science researcher, and the event … Continue reading

RGS IBG AC 2014 – Sessions on “GIS Education: Who Wins?”

Claire Ellul and I had the privilege of not only hosting one session, but two sessions at this year’s Royal Geographic Society IBG Annual Conference, sponsored by both the Geographic Information Science Research Group (GIScRG) and the Higher Education Research Group, that were titled “GIS Education: Who Wins?”. This is the 3rd year in a row … Continue reading

Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction is a summer school course that took place in Tallinn University, Estonia from the 25th to the 31st of July 2014. The course was primarily designed to assist PhD students and practitioners to better understand the major research methods in the area of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and allow them … Continue reading

Challenging RISK: PhD Studentship – Deadline Extended

We’re still advertising an exciting position for upcoming work with the Challenging RISK project (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/challenging-risk) which will be an interdisicplinary study involving Citizen Scientists, Earthquake Engineers, Fire Engineers and Psychologists. We’ve just extended the deadline to 15 August, 2014; if you’re a UK/EEA citizen and are interested, please apply to the post on UCL’s website … Continue reading

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