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International Real-Scenario Assessment of the HUMAN+ Demonstrator

Real-world Exercise with International Humanitarian Experts to Evaluate the HUMAN+ Project DevelopmentsThe HUMAN+ project team gathered at the THW training center in Neuhausen, Germany for an in-depth project demonstration and hands-on sessions with experts in the field of disaster management, representing different institutions like the Red Cross, THW, Johanniter, and the police. The HUMAN+ demon …

Netzwerk Itzling visit in the iDEAS:lab

Members of the Netzwerk Itzling, a representative interest group for the residents and different actors in the district, visited the iDEAS:lab for an exchange of thoughts and ideas. Visitors got an impression about media technology, methodology and different applications referring Geoinformatics. Technologies like GPS, Virtual Reality, Object Based Image Analysis and several Digital-Earth- Applica …

ASEA Uninet Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam!

The Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS implemented a week-long Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Workshop on ‘Integrated Spatial Management with GIScience’ at University of Transport and Communications, Ho Chi Minh City campus (UTC-HCMC), Vietnam. The workshop was organised jointly by Z_GIS and UTC-HCMC from 23rd to 27th September, 2019 and it was co-funded by ASEA Uninet Austri …

Erasmus+ EMJMD successfully launched

The new Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) programme funded under the Erasmus+ scheme has been successfully launched today at the University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS. The programme has been kicked-off with an ‘Orientation Project’ where students receive in-depth guidance regarding structure of entire curriculum and student life at Copernicus Master in Digital Earth …

Sen2Cube.at: Sentinel-2 Semantic Data Cube Austria

On 9 September 2019, the consortium of the FFG-ASAP project Sen2Cube.at held a user requirements meeting at ZAMG premises in Vienna and presented the first prototype of an operational Sentinel-2 semantic Earth observation (EO) data cube Austria.During the meeting, the academic partner (University of Salzburg, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS) and the university spin-off Spatial Services GmbH p …

PhD defense about permafrost phenomena in artic and alpine environments

Helena Bergstedt impressively defended her PhD Thesis “Spatial and temporal patterns of microwave scattering mechanisms across scales in cold terrestrial environments”.Over the last four years, Helena investigated permafrost phenomena in artic and alpine environments. These landscapes undergo annual thawing and refreezing of the ground surface. These freeze/thaw cycles occur at different time scal …

Z_GIS Initiates Cooperation with University of Yangon!

Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatis – Z_GIS has initiated academic cooperation with University of Yangon (UoY), Myanmar supported through a KA107 project within ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. The project focusses on ‘enhancing GI-competences’ through exchange of faculty members and post-graduate students and between the two institutions. Launching the first activity, Dr. Shahnawaz …

Successful PhD defense within the Doctoral College "GIScience"

Within her four years stay as a PhD candidate in the Doctoral College “GIscience” at the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Alina Ristea impressively defended her PhD Thesis “Integration and Evaluation of Social Media in Crime Prediction Models”. In her research, Alina investigated the relationship between crime, social media and sporting events. Her work contributes to the research on environm …

CopHub.AC – Adressing an International Audience

At the 39th EARSeL Symposium we welcomed Romana Kofler from UNOOSA / UN 2030 to our panel discussion “The future uptake of space – ready for the future?”. Together with representatives from ESA and the Copernicus Academy she provided interesting insights and experiences to the future developments of Copernicus and Earth observation programs.   A technical presentation on behalf of Austria for the …

In Retrospect: Summer School Copernicus for Digital Earth 2019, Salzburg

The Summer School Copernicus for Digital Earth “Benefit from the potential of freely available Satellite data and Copernicus services for your domain” – organized by Z_GIS, UNIGIS and CopHub.AC brought together international students and practitioners from 11 countries. The intense program explored the potential of freely available satellite data and derived information products with a focus on th …

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    400 delegates made ISEM2019 a great success

    Ecological Modelling is a dynamic and growing field. Never before, an ISEM conference has attracted as many participants as ISEM2019 in Salzburg. With some impressions from four inspiring conference days, the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg wishes all delegates a safe trip home! …

    Getting ready for #ISEM2019

    400 delegates are currently getting on their way to the International Conference on Ecological Modelling 2019 in Salzburg. Here is, how you can make the most out of it: Come to Salzburg and register on-site, if you haven’t so far Sign up for a workshop on Tuesday, October 1. Registration is still open. Download Elsevier’s conference app for the program, side events, poster voting and whereabouts. …

    Sparkling ideas for ABM Theory development

    In July I was invited to a workshop on Agent-based Theory development in Hannover. Reading the participants list felt like the who-is-who in Agent-based modelling. I was super-excited about the event: ABM theory and methods development is my core interest and well – arguably there aren’t too many people, who share this weird passion. The workshop turned out to be an ABM firework! Three days, that …

    773 abstracts received! Ecological Modelling Conference, Salzburg

    We have received an overwhelming interest for the ISEM 2019 conference, with an increase of submitted abstracts by more than 70%. Under the theme eco:model:spaces this year’s ISEM is hosted by the Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg from 1.-5. October 2019. We now proceed with compiling the programme, for which we can already state: Salzburg is going to be the locati …

    Robots as embedded agents: Highlight Thesis 2018

    The Master Thesis of Veronika Priesner on robots as embedded agents was selected to be the Master-Thesis Highlight 2018 of the Applied Geoinformatics MSc study program in Salzburg. Quoting the upcoming Z_GIS Annual Report 2018 that will be published soon: “Robots quickly infiltrate our daily lives. Examples are vacuum cleaners and mowing robots as well as self-driving cars. However, the motivation …

    Impressive PhD Defense: Congrats Dr. Francis Oloo!

    Integrating sensor-streams into agent-based models (ABM) is like trying to fit circles into a triangular hole. However, it is becoming ever more relevant in today’s technical realities of data streams that are embedded virtually everywhere. Some of the wicked problems that Francis had to tackle were: How to utilise the inceasing wealth of data in an inherently theory-based method? How to validate …

    Purpose-Game Equilibrium

    The purpose game EQUILIBRIUM is now ready to play and can be download from: https://bit.ly/2PLYWi4 EQUILIBRIUM introduces to a fictitious story about civilization collapse. The game objective is to explore the environment and to find out what went wrong. The game is part of an ongoing study. Your anonymous participation is very welcome! In case you have any questions, suggestions or remarks please …

    Ecological Modelling Global Conference – ISEM 2019

    Salzburg, 1. – 5. Oct. 2019. The department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS at the University of Salzburg is proud to host the biennual, Global Conference on Ecological Modelling ISEM 2019! Under the motto eco:model:spaces, spatially explicit modelling will be a spotlight topic of the conference. We are currently looking for Symposia (deadline 22. February 2019) The Call for papers is open until 8. Apri …

    Winter School 2019 “Spatial Simulation Modelling”

    13. – 22. February 2019, Salzburg You have complex problems to solve, but have not yet worked with spatial simulation modelling? In this winter school, you will get hands-on experience with the concepts and methods of spatially-explicit agent-based modelling to explore complex systems. Models will target and integrate a range of domains and application areas in ecological and social sciences. Supp …

    Simulations predict the break-down of Central European lynx populations

    We congratulate co-author Jonas Schultze-Naumburg, member of the Spatial Simulation research group, on his brand-new paper in the journal Biological Conservation! By the means of a spatially explicit simulation model the paper helps to understand the drivers behind the observed, stagnating lynx population dynamics in Central Europe. Sadly, the share of poached animals is shown to be higher than na …

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    u_Lecture webinars winter semester 2019

    Starting from October, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest f …

    u_Lecture webinars summer semester 2019

    Starting from May, we are looking forward to an exciting roster of outstanding speakers on a range of topics covering themes of current interest for U …

    Starting in Salzburg, a group of future GI-professionals will make their way!

    Last weekend was a perfect start. A start not just into a year of demanding coursework, but also a start to advance careers by acquiring a comprehensi …

    UNIGIS Connect 2019

    Celebrating 40 Years of GI Science & Technologies @ Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam This annual event at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is connecting UNIGI …

    The QGIS Users and Developers Conference 2019

    Last week, from 4th to 10th March, the QGIS International User and Developers Conference was held in A Coruña, Spain. QGIS is one of the most importan …

    UNIGIS @GeoSmart India 2019, New Delhi

    The UNIGIS International Association was invited to contribute to the GeoSmart India 2019 (GSI’19)  conference held in New Delhi, India from 11th to 1 …

    u_Lecture webinars fall/winter semester 2018/19

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    UNIGIS Salzburg: specialisation “GIS for the Environment”

    UNIGIS Salzburg offers a new specialisation on GIS for the Environment. It is targeted at working professionals in the environmental or ecological dom …

    UNIGIS Annual Meeting in Hungary

    The annual meeting of UNIGIS International Organization has been successfully concluded from October 26 to 28. The General Assembly is organized annua …

    Winners of the UIA Academic Excellence Prize 2018

    The UNIGIS International Association (UIA) would like to announce the winners of its Academic Excellence Prize. The Prize, initiated in 2008, is prese …

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