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Reflections on a Semester at the GCRC, Carleton University, Canada

In July 2012 I was invited by Professor D.R.F Taylor  to work on a cybercartographic atlas of Baffin Island, Nunavut, as a Visiting Researcher, at the Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre (GCRC) at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. I was intrigued by the cybercartographic atlases due to their bottom-up approach and because they are community driven … Continue reading

Negligence in Science. Manslaughter. L’Aquila 2012.

The conviction of six Italian scientists, members of the Commission of High Risk, of criminal manslaughter for providing ‘inexact, incomplete and contradictory information’ few days prior to a deadly 6.3 magnitude earthquake in 2009, has alarmed the scientific community for all the wrong reasons. Instead of taking a step back to reflect on our role as scientists … Continue reading

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