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5. Online Mintwoch- einfach von zu Hause oder der Schule mitexperimentieren!

Die erfolgreiche Workshopreihe MINTwoch wird auch im neuen Jahr wieder von den MINT:labs der Science City Itzling in Zusammenarbeit mit den Partnern des Interreg- Projekts “MINT Learning Center” angeboten. Die TeilnehmerInnen sind  hierbei zu einer virtuelle Reise in die Forschungswelt eingeladen. Schüler*innen, Lehrkräfte und alle Interessierten haben die Möglichkeit, online den Wissenschftler*in …

Graduate of the DK GIScience voted best researcher of his country

Dr. Bakhtiar Feizizadeh is a member of the faculty of the University Tabriz, Department of Remote Sensing and GIS . He was selected as the top researcher in Iran in one of three categories nationwide. A recent Stanford study also listed him among the top 2% of scientists in the world. He was moreover selected as a member of the National Elite Foundation of Iran after winning several international …

Culture Fund Awards 2020 for MINT:labs Science City Itzling

 The MINT:labs Science City Itzling was awarded the sponsorship prize for a project specialized for children and young people by the city of Salzburg.The prize, worth 6,000 Euros honors the team around Arne Bathke (PLUS) and Siegfried Reich (Salzburg Research) who initiated the interdisciplinary pilot project MINT:labs.The aim of the MINT:labs is to make children and young people enthusiastic abou …

Online GIS- Day am 18. November 2020

Unter veränderten Voraussetzungen wird in diesem Jahr der GIS-Day in einem virtuellen Format für SchülerInnen und Interessierte zur Teilnahme  in Gruppen bzw. dem Klassenverbund angeboten. Mit Unterstützung des Geoinformations-Dachverbandes AGEO hat das Fachdidakikzentrum Geographie und Geoinformatik der Universität Salzburg ein reichhaltiges Angebot mit unterschiedlichsten Themen aus dem Bereich …

Call open: EMJMD Copernicus Master in Digital Earth

We are pleased to announce that the intake 3 call for applications has been opened and you can submit your applications until January 15, 2021. This worldwide open call is designed for European and international candidates with a GEOSPATIAL background applying for Master of Science study on a self-funded (self-payment) basis. In addition, the programme is proudly supported by the Erasmus+ programm …

iDEAS:lab on tour: MINT- Ferien workshop in Zell am See und St. Johann im Pongau

  Im Rahmen des Ferienprogramms  “Ferienspaß mit MINT”, initiiert von Arbeiterkammer und BFI für      Kinder von 10-15 Jahren, hatte das iDEAS:labin den Herbstferien die Möglichkeit, sich in Zell am See und St. Johann im Pongau zu präsentieren. Hierbei konnten die SchülerInnen im Rahmen verschiedener angeleiteter workshops einen ersten Einblick in verschiedenste Digital Earth Technologien gewinnen …

2020 cohort of Copernicus Master in Digital Earth

Welcome to Copernicus Master in Digital Earth’s intake 2 students who origin from 13 different countries in and outside the European Union.The Orientation Project was held at Science City Itzling at the Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, considering the COVID-19 regulations, and hosted by the Department of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) together with colleagues from Palacky University Olomouc, Faculty o …

iDEAS:lab on tour: MINT Ferien – Workshop in Tamsweg 08.09.2020

Im Rahmen des Fereinprogramms  “Ferienspaß mit MINT”, initiiert von Arbeiterkammer und BFI für      Kinder von 10-15 Jahren, hatte das iDEAS:lab diesesmal die Möglichkeit, sich in Tamsweg zu präsentieren. Hierbei konnten die SchülerInnen im Rahmen zweier angeleiteter workshops einen ersten Einblick  in verschiedenste Digital Earth Technologien gewinnen. In einem ersten Modul wurde den Teilnehmern …

iDEAS:lab on Tour: MINT Ferien-Workshop in Zell am See 27.08.2020

Im Rahmen des Ferienprogramms  “Ferienspaß mit MINT” von Arbeiterkammer und BFI für Kinder von 10-15 Jahren hatten die SchülerInnen die Möglichkeit, erste Erfahrungen mit verschiedenen Digital Earth Technologien zu sammeln. In einem angeleiteten workshop wurden die Wahrnehmung von Schallwellen sowie die Auswirkungen von Umgebungslärm auf den Körper diskutiert. Dabei konnten die Teilnehmer auch sel …

Women in Copernicus

Women in Copernicus is a European project which aims to identify and give a voice to women involved in or using Copernicus and its data. Women are part of the Copernicus experience. They are not always visible but they are present in the production flow of the Copernicus / Earth Observation / Geoinformation (Copernicus/EO/GI) domains. The professions related to Copernicus/EO/GI domains are very va …

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    Open Online-Workshop on Covid-19 Modelling

    The Research Group on Spatial Simulation will participate in the Online-Workshop on “Modelling the spread and impact of the Coronavirus” which is organized by the Graz Schumpeter Center. The workshop takes place between 9th and 10th of December. The workshop is openly accessible! For more information, please visit GSC. …

    UNIGIS Workshop for Archaeologists

    This year’s UNIGIS workshop at the 25th Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies took place online with about 20 highly motivated participants. Participants had the opportunity to get to know advanced methods of geospatial analysis by examining the potential irrigation function of a canal-shaped landform in Upper Austria. In order to investigate this hypothesis, we reconstructed the pr …

    Lockdown – A short-term solution to a long-term problem

    Scientific Reports published our article on Covid-19 social-strategies today. The key result of this exploratory simulation study indicates an almost exponential relationship between intensity of Covid-19 countermeasures and required duration of measure application. As a result, countries whose policy is exclusively aimed at minimizing the number of cases are in danger of experiencing an untimely …

    How to deal with Covid-19 until a vaccine is available?

    Face masks, social distancing and travel restrictions have changed our lives considerably across the world. As citzens we were overwhelmed. As scientists this novel situation triggered our curiosity. Questions came up: “What if social distancing isn’t imposed to the entire nation, but only to regional hotspots?”. “What if we revert relaxation of lockdown policies, once numbers go up again – and wh …

    Purpose-Game EQUILIBRIUM openly published in SDR

    The educational game EQUILIBRIUM was recently published in System Dynamics Review . In the article, you will find information on how to use the game in the classroom to improve the systems thinking capabilities of your students. The game is particularly useful for teaching environmental sciences and sustainability on high school and academic level. Equilibrium is freely available for download! …

    Spatial simulation of COVID-19 in the media

    Follow the news, how the research group “Spatial Simulation” contributes to the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. Newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten, Tuesday, 12. May 2020 (in German): Informatiker unterstützen den schwedischen Weg; download TV Salzburg Heute, ORF Salzburg, 26. April 2020: Geo-Informatiker berechnen Virus-Modell view online Publication, 24. April 2020: Investigating duration and …

    4 scenarios for the “new normality”

    What can we expect from the “new normality”? The Spatial Simulation research group developed the COVID-19 ABM model to evaluate alternative scenarios for the greater region of the City of Salzburg: 4 scenarios for the “new normality” Continue the lockdown (yellow): this is the most effective intervention, but comes with hardly manageable social and economic restrictions that would last several mon …

    Corona virus model for Austria

    In the view of the Corona virus outbreak, all classes at the University of Salzburg are now delivered as distance learning courses. I have developed this interactive model of the virus spread in Austria as part of my course “Modelling Geographical Systems” in the Geoinformatics / Geography Masters programme. While it is not meant as a predictive model, parameters are based on known epidemeological …

    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. …

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