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  Natural disasters have steadily increased over the last years, particularly floods and landslides. However, many regions are also exposed to multiple threats, depending on their geographic location. Tim Nachappa Gudiyangada investigated these hazards in his doctoral thesis, entitled “Geoinformatics Methods for Multi-Hazards Susceptibility Mapping and Assessments” with a specific approach: He inv …

7. Online MINTwoch – einfach von zu Hause oder von der Schule aus mitexperimentieren

Die MINT:labs Science City Itzling haben im Rahmen des monatlich stattfindenden online MINTwoch- Formats wieder zahlreiche spannende Experimente und Mitmachformate für SchülerInnen aus Österreich und Bayern angeboten.Den TeilnehmerInnen wurde hierbei die Möglichkeit gegeben, mit den Wissenschaftlern  aus den Bereichen Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik interaktiv in Kontakt zu …

EMCDE spring application window, non-scholarship

CALL OPEN: April 5, 2021 – June 10, 2021 (23:59 CET), Master of Science study, NON-scholarshipAPPLY NOW if you are a student who demonstrates a high degree of commitment and motivation, a strong interest and background in the GEOSPATIAL field of applications as well as in working in international environments. You should fulfill all required academic qualifications for admission with excellent aca …

24. März 2021: Online Beratungstermin zum Bachelorstudium Digitalisierung – Innovation – Gesellschaft

      Digitale Methoden und Werkzeuge sind die Grundlage für Innovation in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.  Im BA- Studiengang Digitalisierung- Innovation – Gesellschaft  beschäftigen sich die Studierenden  mit digitalen Methoden & Technologien  und entwickeln KnowHow in Informatik und quantitativen Methoden. Spannungsfelder wie Mensch & Maschine oder Privatsphäre versus Gesellschaft sind u.a. Gegens …

17. März 2021: Virtueller Tag der Offenen Tür an der Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg

Die Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg bietet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem ÖH-Beratungszentrum in diesem Jahr einen virtuellen Tag der Offenen Tür zu den Themen Studienangebote, Studienbeginn, Beratung zu einzelnen Fachrichtungen sowie Möglichkeiten hinsichtlich Stipendien an.  Interessierte habe die Möglichkeit über die Anwendung Cisco Webex Meetings am 17. März 2021 in Live-Meetings Fragen zu Lehram …

6. Online MINTwoch- einfach von zu Hause oder der Schule aus mitexperimentieren

Die MINT:labs der Science City Itzling bieten im Verbund mit den Partnern des INTERREG-Projekts “MINT Learning Center” die  monatlich stattfindende Workshopreihe Online MINTwoch an.Die TeilnehmerInnen sind  hierbei zu einer virtuelle Reise in die Forschungswelt eingeladen.  Schüler*innen, Lehrkräfte und alle Interessierten haben die Möglichkeit, online den Wissenschftler*innen über die Schulter bl …

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 …

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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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