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HUMAN+ Final Review Meeting ::: Ensuring Humanitarian Safety through Real-time Situational Awareness for Efficient Management of Refugee MovementsThe final review meeting of the HUMAN+ project (https://giscience.zgis.at/human) took place virtually on 18 June 2020. The results of all the work packages were presented together with a live demonstration of the HUMAN+ situational awareness demonstrator …

Einladung zum 2. Online MINTwoch am 24. Juni 2020

Im Rahmen der workshopreihe “MINTwoch” laden die MINTlabs der ScienceCityItzling zu einer weiteren virtuellen Reise in die Forschungswelt ein. Schüler*innen, Lehrkräfte und alle Interessierten können online den Wissenschftler*innen über die Schulter blicken und von zu Hause oder in der Schule mitexperimentieren. Dabei besteht natürlich auch die Möglichkeit, mit den Forschenden für Fragen und Feedb …

Einladung zum Online MINTwoch am 20.Mai 2020

Im Rahmen der Workshopreihe „MINTwoch“ laden die MINTlabs der ScienceCityItzling zu einer virtuellen Reise in die Forschungswelt ein. Hier können SchülerInnen, Lehrkräfte und alle Interessierten online interaktiv an der Forschung der Wissenschaftler teilnehmen, mit ihnen in Kontakt treten und selbst kleinere Experimente in der Schule oder zu Hause durchführen. Aus einem breit gefächerten Angebot k …

iDEAS:lab welcomes the new Applied Geoinformatics Master Students!

Today, the new master students in Applied Geoinformatics attended their Orientation and Introduction to Geoinformatics in the iDEAS:lab.We warmly welcome the new students and wish an informative, interesting and successful time completing their study programme!  …

iDEAS:lab onTour: "Geoinformatik als Brücke zwischen realer und virtueller Welt" beim 1. Bildungssymposium Pinzgau MINT

  PädagogInnen – vom Kindergarten bis zur Matura – hatten beim 1. Bildungssymposium Pinzgau MINT die Gelegenheit, sich mit VertreterInnen aus Bildung, Wirtschaft, Vereinen und Gemeinden auszutauschen. Der vom iDEAS:lab geleitete Workshop “Geoinformatik als Brücke zwischen realer und virtueller Welt” bot den TeilnehmerInnen die Möglichkeit, AR-Applikationen am Handy und mit der VR-Brille auszuprobi …

PhD Defense on "Urban Livability" at the Doctoral College "GIScience"

Anna Kovacs-Györi successfully defended her PhD Thesis “Defining and Assessing Urban Livability”.Cities are complex systems and the task of accounting for this complexity in improving city quality is immense. International initiatives often focus on the improvement of the urban quality to address urban challenges. The concept of livability can support these endeavours by depicting the complex urba …

Geoinformatik als Thema für LehrerInnenfortbildung im Geographie- und Wirtschaftskundeunterricht

“Forschen – und Experimentiren im Geographie- und Wirtschaftskundeunterricht”, unter diesem  Thema fanden sich 25 TeilnehmerInnen aus dem Bereich GW der Sekundarstufe der Pädagogischen Hochschule Salzburg zu einer Lehrerfortbildung in den Räumen des ideas:lab am IFFB Geoinformatik- Z_GIS ein. Mit dem Ziel, diverse GIS- gestützte Themen, Technologien und Anwendungen des interaktiven Forschungslabor …

PhD defense on "Big Earth data" within the Doctoral College "GIScience"

Martin Sudmanns impressively defended his PhD Thesis “Big Earth data disruption in Earth observation: A geospatial perspective of a transition process”.Over the last four years, Martin aimed to explore big Earth data as a recent trend from a geospatial perspective and investigated whether this perspective could add unique value to tackle some technological challenges, such as EO data management an …

iDEAS:lab Präsenz bei der IV-Mitgliederversammlung

Als Teil der MINT:labs SCI war das iDEAS:lab mit einer multimedial ausgestatteten Station bei der diesjährigen IV-Mitgliederversammlung im Kongresshaus Salzburg vertreten. Dabei bot sich den Anwesenden die Gelegenheit zum Austausch, sich zu Forschungstätigkeiten und über die Angebote des iDEAS:labs zu informieren. Mit dabei: die VR-Brille, die sich großer Beliebtheit erfreute und von zahlreichen G …

Annual review IDEAS:lab 2019

For this years last event in the iDEAS:lab, the Bundesrealgymnasium Linz took the opportunity for a visit in our science lab. The programme for the participants was designed to provide two different modules. The students became acquainted with the positioning via GPS technology and its different applications referring to navigation. Practical training was offered outside by receiving different poi …

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    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. …

    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 …

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