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3rd ESA Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry, Frascati – Italy 19 – 23 January 2015

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Applications deadline: 30 September 2014

The flyer is available here

Background

As part of the Scientific Exploitation of Operational Missions (SEOM) programme element, the European Space Agency (ESA) is organising the 3rd Advanced Course on Radar Polarimetry devoted to train the next generation of Earth Observation (EO) scientists to exploit dual and fully polarimetric data for science and applications development.

Post graduate, PhD students, post-doctoral research scientists and users from European countries and Canada interested in Radar Polarimetry and its applications are invited to apply to the 5 day course on the subject, which will be held in ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy on 19-23 January 2015.

Research scientists and students from all other countries are also welcome to apply and participate to the course subject to space availability.

No participation fees will be charged for the training but participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses (financial support is not available).

The official language of the training course is English.

Objectives

The main objectives of the course are to:

  • Train the next generation of European and Canadian Principal Investigators (PIs);
  • Explain theoretical principles, processing algorithms, data products and their use in applications;
  • Introduce available tools and methods for the exploitation of dual polarization and fully polarimetric data;
  • Provide first-hand and up-to-date information on the state of the art in Radar Polarimetry and Polarimetric SAR Interferometry.

 

Source: http://seom.esa.int/polarimetrycourse2015

ESA’s 7th EO Summer School, ESA/ESRIN, 04 to 14 August 2014

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European Space Agency (ESA) organises a series of summer schools on Monitoring of the Earth System to promote the exploitation of Earth Observation EO data across disciplines, with a specific focus on their assimilation into Earth System models.

The two-week course, held in ESA/ESRIN (near Rome, Italy) during August (typically every two years) aims to provide students with an integrated end-to-end perspective going from measurement techniques to end-user applications. Courses include lectures covering issues related to Remote Sensing, Earth System Modelling and Data Assimilation as well as hands-on computing exercises on the processing of EO data. Students have the opportunity to present their work during a poster session. The three best posters will receive an award from the European Meteorological Society (EMS). Keynote lectures on global change issues are also given to discuss the current state of the science of global change and its relationship to society in order to help students appreciate how their specific field fits into a broader scientific and political context. For more information, please see previous programme, news or video.

The school is open to Early Career Scientists (i.e. Ph.D. students, young post-doctoral scientists) who are specialised in a variety of Earth Science disciplines and wish to expand and improve their knowledge and skills. Participation is limited to a maximum of 60 students and is highly competitive. There is no fee for the school but students are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation cost (unfortunately, financial support is not available).

All enquiries should be addressed to eotraining@esa.int

Students wishing to participate can apply online at
https://earth.esa.int/web/eo-summer-school/application-submission

 

Source: https://earth.esa.int/web/eo-summer-school/home

5th Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School: Open Web Services & Web Map Applications, 7-11 July 2014, Girona, Spain

5th Open Source GIS Summer School

The GIS and Remote Sensing Centre of the University of Girona, the Nottingham Geospatial Institute of the University of Nottingham and Prodevelop (partner of OpenGeo) welcome you to the 5th Open Source GIS Summer School which will be focused on the development and creation of Open Web Mapping Services and Web Applications.

The Open Source Opportunities in GIS Summer School of Girona is an initiative aimed to meet the GIS professional demands related to free and open solutions.

GIS Open Source Summer School 2014 aims to build upon the success of the previous editions to ensure the highest quality of results and to prepare students in an international working environment and to develop competitive skills with emphasis on collaboration during the course. We started on this initiative focussing on the advantages of using Free and Open Source Software for GIS from the first edition of this Summer School.

If you are interested in application development and creation of web map services using the most widely used free and open source market products such as PostGIS, GeoServer, OpenLayers, then this is your opportunity.

Applications to the Summer School must be submitted before 27th June.

 

Source: http://www.sigte.udg.edu/summerschool2014

A New Virtual Museum: Www.Muvicc.Es

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A new concept of Museum was born on June 30, 2012. Taking advantage of the latest technologies for virtual visits to archaeological sites and Photogrammetry 3D objects, was created the first Museum Virtual of the culture Castro (www.muvicc.es) under the name of MUVICC.

A new technological tool for dissemination and digitization of objects, museums and archaeological sites.

 

Source: http://www.muvicc.es

ArcLand Conference “From Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns: Remotely Detecting the Past”

9th – 10th May 2013, Wood Quay Venue, Civic Offices, Dublin

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Over the past few years the extent and quality of information available from satellites, airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and aerial photography has grown exponentially. These techniques, collectively referred to as remote sensing, have had an enormous impact on our ability to reveal past landscapes and disseminate knowledge about those landscapes. The results of this work can be both visually exciting and intellectually engaging.

This two day conference brings together a series of speakers to showcase these techniques and the uses to which they can be put. This conference will specifically explore how remote sensing and its results can be used within the sectors of:

  • Heritage management and legislation
  • Education including: secondary, third level and continual development
  • Community heritage and citizen science

Book a place at the K2U2 event: http://k2u2arcland.eventbrite.com

ArchaeoLandscapes Europe offers a small number of bursaries/grants to support students and young scholars to participate in ArcLand related events and activities. Forms for grant applications can be found on the ArcLand webpage (see http://www.archaeolandscapes.eu/index.php/en/outreach/grants.html for details) and will have to be send to the project leader by email until 5th April 2013.

 

Source:

http://www.archaeolandscapes.eu/index.php/en/outreach/conferences/347-u2k2.html

Call for Papers: 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth, Kuching, Sarawak – Malaysia

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The 8th International Symposium on Digital Earth 2013 (ISDE 2013) will be held in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia from 26th – 29th August 2013. This symposium is an important event of the International Society for Digital Earth. The theme “Transforming Knowledge into Sustainable Practice” aims to enable digital earth modeler and experts in the field of geospatial science and technology to provide a brand new opportunity to share their ideas and insights on how we share knowledge and act together globally.

The abstract deadline submission has been extended till 31st March 2013.

To register, please visit: http://www.isde2013kuching.com/on_reg.php

All accepted papers will be published online in IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science with high visibility and indexed in Scopus, El Compendex and Inspec. Selected papers will be invited for review for special issue in the International Journal of Digital Earth, Indexed in SCI-Expanded, with impact factor 1.083 (2011).

Symposium Themes

  • Digital Earth Vision and Innovation
  • Earth Observation Technologies
  • ICT Technologies (including Spatial Data Infrastructures)
  • Empowering the Community, Engaging Society
  • Digital City and Green Cities
  • Digital Heritage
  • Population Growth and Infrastructure Development
  • Adapting to Global and Climate Change
  • Land and Water Management
  • Early Warning, Emergency Management and National Security
  • Mining, Energy and Resources Development
  • Natural Resource Management and Agriculture
  • Health and Biodiversity

Important Dates

Final Call For Abstract                            31 March 2013

Call For Full Paper Deadline                 31 May 2013

Early Bird Registration Ends                 30 June 2013

Normal Registration Opens                   01 July 2013

Full Paper Acceptance Notification     31 July 2013

8th ISDE Symposium                                26 – 29 August 2013

 

For more information, please visit the Symposium website at:

http://www.isde2013kuching.com

 

Workshop

A Workshop entitled “Digital City & Green Cities: Towards Urban Sustainability” will be held in conjunction with the Symposium on 26th – 27th August 2013.

Objectives
The overall objectives for this workshop is to increase awareness among policy makers and planners on the benefits, scenarios, challenges and potential of digital city in achieving urban sustainability. Specific objectives for this workshop are to:

  • Share information on research and applications studies that have demonstrated the use of the elements sustainability
  • Address the principles and mechanism for enhancing national, regional and international awareness of digital city concepts in achieving sustainability.
  • Identification of research activities and implementation those are more relevant to the needs of decision makers in international, regional, national and local levels.

More information can be found at: http://www.isde2013kuching.com/workshop.php

 

Summer School Programme

A youth programme is to be organised at UNIMAS, Kuching, Sarawak on 23 – 25 August, 2013 hosted by the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS).

The summer school will provide participants with an educational experience;

  • To understand the vision for Digital Earth technology and approaches in addressing issues of sustainability
  • To demonstrate geospatial analytical tools, including image processing of remotely sensed data and GIS software to indentify, quantify, and report on priority rural planning information, and to develop sustainability scenarios for rural development through laboratory and field investigations using geospatial tools.

More information can be found at: http://www.isde2013kuching.com/youth.php


Sources: http://www.isde2013kuching.com (8th ISDE Symposium)

http://www.isde2013kuching.com/workshop.php (Workshop)

http://www.isde2013kuching.com/youth.php (Summer School)

Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE)

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The Digital Library for Earth System Education (DLESE) (http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp) is a distributed community effort involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve the quality, quantity, and efficiency of teaching and learning about the Earth system at all levels.

DLESE supports Earth system science education by providing:

  • Access to high-quality collections of educational resources
  • Access to Earth data sets and imagery, including the tools and interfaces that enable their effective use in educational settings
  • Support services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources
  • Communication networks to facilitate interactions and collaborations across all dimensions of Earth system education

DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, data sets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, online courses, and much more.

The National Science Foundation provided funding for the development of DLESE which is now operated by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Computational and Information Systems Laboratory and the NCAR Library on behalf of the education community.

 

Source: http://www.dlese.org/library/index.jsp


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