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2nd eLEANOR Workshop and HydroEurope PDF Print E-mail

2nd eLEANOR Dissemination Workshop

organized within the

HydroEurope

www.hydroeurope.org

face-to-face activities

Sophia Antipolis (FR), 23rd and 27th of February 2012


Hydro-Europe is an Intensive Programme within the Socrates/Erasmus framework, initiated by:

  1. Université de Nice - Sophia Antipolis (France) and associated with six partners:
  2. Brandenburg University of Technology at Cottbus (Germany)
  3. Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain)
  4. Newcastle University (UK)
  5. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
  6. Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

 
HydroEurope is dedicated to the students involved in several master degrees specialized on the water management and the hydro-technologies. The objectives of HydroEurope are to promote, in a global European vision, the key concepts, the methodologies, the tools and the good practices which are today essential for a sustainable water management. Today, the problems related to water are more and more complex and must be analyzed in a global way and with the right tools. The sophistication of the situations imposes to reconsider the way of working: new practices, new tools, new technologies and new ways of collaboration.
The seven partners of HydroEurope have decided to introduce this new concept into each local university program. They complement academic teaching and collaboration on exercises through the Internet by a 2 week phase of face-to-face meeting of all students and teachers in one place. During this time, gained experience will be exchanged and personal contacts will be established and deepened.
For the current academic year (2011 – 2012), the HydroEurope face-to-face activities are scheduled from 13thto 24th of February at Polytech’Nice Sophia.

The 2nd eLEANOR Workshop is scheduled as following:

  • On the 23rd of February, on the occasion of the HydroEurope face-to-face activities, a first dissemination will be done to all participants.
  • On the 27th of February, a second and more detailed dissemination will be done to Euroaquae students.

The workshop is aimed, at first, to introduce and disseminate the eLEANOR Project in the EU water community (academics and future engineers in the water sector). Secondly, the workshop also presents an occasion to disseminate the training activities done at business level within industrial partners.

The agenda of eLEANOR workshop will be:

  • 23rd February, 1400h:  General presentation of the eLEANOR Project to the HydroEurope participants (students and their supervisors) from industrial partners. Feedbacks on the investigated training needs will be collected as a further validation of the analysis carried out;
  • 27th February:  Presentation of the eLEANOR Project and presentation of the Job Profiles and Business Processes in the water sector, as well as the Training Catalogue to the EuroAquae students.


 
FIFTH COASTLAB TEACHING SCHOOL 2012 PDF Print E-mail

FIFTH COASTLAB TEACHING SCHOOL

Coastal Numerical Models

May 21 – 23, 2012 | Porto, Portugal
www.fe.up.pt/~coastlab

A hands-on application-oriented course featuring wave modeling, sediment transport modelling, coastal morphology modeling, and conceptual design of breakwaters.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

This course is designed as a hands-on application-oriented training. The 3-day course is divided into providing practical introduction to the basics of hydrodynamics, sediment transport and morphology modelling and how to get started with selected 2D and 3D models. The course aims at enabling students to set up and run simulations with COULWAVE, IH-2VOF, DHI coastal models, and DELTARES coastal models.

PROGRAMME

MAY 21 | TOPIC: WAVE PROPAGATION AND WAVE-STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS
     [09:00-10:30] Coulwave I
     [11:00-13:00] Coulwave II
                              Dr.-Eng Juana Fortes (LNEC, Portugal)
     [14:30-16:00] Numerical modeling of wave structures interaction with RANS equations: IH-2VOF model I
     [16:30-18:30] Numerical modeling of wave structures interaction with RANS equations: IH-2VOF model II
                              Prof. Dr. Javier Lara (University of Cantabria, Spain)

MAY 22 | TOPIC: HYDRODYNAMICS MODELLING
     [09:00-10:30] Introduction to principal MIKE products
     [11:00-13:00] Simulations in MIKE 21
                              Dr. Poul Kronborg (DHI Water & Environment, Denmark)
     [14:30-16:00] Introduction to MOHID model
     [16:30-18:30] Simulations in MOHID
                              Dr.-Eng Adélio Silva and Dr.-Eng Paulo Chambel Leitão (HIDROMOD, Portugal)

MAY 23 | TOPIC: SEDIMENT TRANSPORT AND DESIGN OF COASTAL STRUCTURES
     [09:00-10:30] Introduction to principal DELTARES products
     [11:00-13:00] Simulations in Delft3D
     [14:30-16:00] Simulations in XBEACH
     [16:30-18:30] Simulations in BREAKWAT
                              Dr.-Eng. Arjen Luijendik (DELTARES, The Netherlands)
 

COURSE COORDINATION

The course is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Francisco Taveira Pinto (Full Professor at FEUP), with the support of IAHR - the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, through its Maritime Hydraulics Section (MHS).
 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE COURSE

Young professionals interested in the application of physical modelling to port and coastal protection. The scientific level will range from Master to PhD. Applicants are expected to understand and speak English, the course language.

APPLICATION AND COURSE ADMISSION SELECTION

The course is limited to about 25 participants.
Admission requirements include basic knowledge in coastal structures and processes and a good command of the English language.

How to submit an application?

There is no application form. Applications must be in English and provide the following information:
     1. In the body of the covering email: Name and full coordinates of applicant.
     2. In attachment (only in word, rtf or pdf):
              Letter of interest: personal statement of why you wish to participate in this course, including the results you are expecting to obtain and why you think you would be particularly suitable to participate;
              Brief Curriculum Vitae: maximum of 3 pages, including a detailed description of relevant present activities. References of the 5 most relevant publications of the last 5 years are optional.
Applications should be emailed as 1 attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , up to March 31, 2012.
 

COURSE FEE

Early (up to 21.04.2012)....................... 200€
Late (up to 07.05.2012)........................ 250€
The fee includes:
     All tuition costs;
    Catered lunch each day and coffee breaks;
     All necessary course notes and documentation;
     Access to a PC and to the Internet.

In any case, travel to and from the place of venue is the responsibility of each participant and will not be sponsored, as well as accommodation and any other personal allowances.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to make changes to the published programme and other arrangements as deemed necessary.
Course Secretariat
     Faculdade de Engenharia Universidade do Porto
     Departamento de Engenharia Civil
     Secção de Hidráulica Recursos Hídricos e Ambiente
     Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
     4200-465 Porto - PORTUGAL
     Tel: +351 220 413 709
     Fax: +351 225 081 952
     Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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INSPIRE Conference 2012 PDF Print E-mail

INSPIRE Conference 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey

Call for papers

The INSPIRE Conference 2012 will be held in June 23-27, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The theme of this year's edition is "Sharing Environmental Information, Sharing Innovation".

With the introduction of the INSPIRE Directive 2007/2, the policy landscape for sharing environmental information has changed drastically. The Commission Communication on the Shared Environmental Information System (SEIS 2008) and follow-up activities at national and European levels have further helped to cultivate a new vision for a coordinated framework for the implementation and monitoring of environmental policies. The governance, content, and supporting technologies are the three pillars with which this vision can be consolidated and implemented.

The aim of this year's INSPIRE Conference is therefore to look at how innovations in these three areas have further shaped the landscape of sharing environmental information. The technical program will feature keynote addresses, workshops, panels in addition to presentations  and posters. The call for contributions reflects the three pillars: Governance, Content and Technologies. In particular, as 2012 is the European Year for Water, the ISPIRE Team is interested in receiving submissions relating to Water (Water Framework Directive, Plan Bleu, EEA Water Watch, Blue Carbon…)

March 2, 2012: Deadline for submitting paper and workshops proposals

March 16 2012: Deadline for submitting poster proposals

April 30, 2012: Deadline for Early Registration fee

May 31, 2012: Deadline for full papers to be submitted for peer review for IJSDIR

Full conference details can be found at: http://inspire.jrc.ec.europa.eu/events/conferences/inspire_2012

 
Z_GIS News 10/2011 PDF Print E-mail

Z_GIS News 10/2011

 

AGIT 2012 - Call for Papers

 GI Impulse vernetzen
Symposium und Fachmesse für Angewandte Geoinformatik
4. - 6. Juli 2012

Ideen präsentieren, GI Impulse vernetzen - die AGIT 2012 bietet die Plattform für hochwertige Fachvorträge, praxisnahe Workshops und Themenschwerpunkte rund um die neusten Trends und Innovationen der Geoinformatik.

Das AGIT Programmkomitee lädt sehr herzlich zum Call for Papers ein: ab 1. Dezember können Beiträge online eingereicht werden!

 

AGIT EXPO - Frühbucher Rabatt für Aussteller

Die Vernetzung aus Symposium und praxisnaher Fachausstellung liefert seit vielen Jahren wertvolle Impulse für die Geoinformatik-Branche. Die AGIT als Informationsplattform für Fachexperten aus Verwaltung, Wirtschaft und Forschung fokussiert im Jahr 2012 die Trends der Branche.

Beachten Sie unseren Frühbucher Rabatt von 20% für Aussteller bei einer Buchung bis 16. Januar 2012!

 

AGIT Trophy - Auszeichnung für studentischen Beitrag

Mit der AGIT Trophy zeichnet das Programmkomitee jedes Jahr einen oder mehrere hervorragende studentische Beiträge aus. Die Beitragseinreichung für die AGIT 2012 ist von 1. Dezember 2011 bis 1. Februar 2012 möglich.

 

AGIT Tagungsband - Stand der Praxis

Der AGIT-Tagungsband hat sich als Jahrbuch der Geoinformatik etabliert, er bietet eine wertvolle Standortbestimmung und ist richtungweisend hinsichtlich neuer Entwicklungen. Die Vielfalt der Beiträge geben für den individuellen Interessensbereich neue Anregungen, Informationen und kritische Perspektiven.

 

Lernerlebnis mit Geoinformation - GIS Day in Salzburg

Der GIS Day 2011 wird am 16. November wieder rund 400 SchülerInnen an die Universität Salzburg locken. An diesem Tag öffnen weltweit Forschungseinrichtungen, Unternehmen und Behörden aus dem GIS-Bereich Tür und Tor für SchülerInnen um ihnen die spannende Welt der Geoinformatik näher zu bringen.

Auch in Salzburg hat der GIS Day bereits Tradition und bietet SchülerInnen aus Salzburg, Oberösterreich und dem angrenzenden Bayern spannende Workshops und Vorträge rund um das Arbeiten und Forschen mit Geographie und Geoinformatik.

 

Veranstaltung: INSPIRE und Boden(geo)daten in Österreich

INSPIRE und Boden(geo)daten in Österreich
Anforderungen und Umsetzungsstrategien
16. - 17. November 2011
Universität Salzburg

Das Zentrum für Geoinformatik richtet gemeinsam mit mehreren Projektpartnern das zentrale Treffen der EU-INSPIRE Initiative GS-SOIL „INSPIRE und Boden(geo)daten in Österreich – Anforderungen und Umsetzungsstrategien“ in Salzburg aus.

Am 16. und 17. November treffen sich Vertreter der Bundesländer, des Umweltbundesamtes und Lebensministeriums, die österreichischen und bundesdeutschen INSPIRE-Koordinatoren sowie Projektpartner an der Universität Salzburg.

Zu dieser öffentlichen und kostenlosen Veranstaltung laden wir Sie recht herzlich ein!

 

Social Media@AGIT

Bleiben Sie mit uns vernetzt! Die aktuellsten Informationen zur AGIT erhalten Sie über unsere Social Media Profile:

facebook.com/agit.community
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twitter.com/agit_team
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Information for an international audience - English version

GI_Forum 2012 - Call for Papers

Linking Geovisualization, Society & Learning
July 3 - 6, 2012 | Salzburg, Austria

GI_Forum 2012 offers full-fledged, intertwined tracks on GIScience & Technology and Learning with a focus on geovisualization, society and learning, and their inter-relationship. We expect researchers from these two fields to interact closely and benefit from each other.

We will accept online submissions only, starting from December, 1st 2011 to February 1st, 2012.

We are looking forward to your contribution!
Your GI_Forum Team

 

Young Researchers Forum GIScience 2012

July 2 - 3, 2012 | Salzburg, Austria - in alliance with GI_Forum
Peer review for research proposals

A Young Researchers Forum is planned at GI_Forum 2012, offering PhD students a unique possibility to present and discuss, receive feedback, and exchange comments and views on their doctoral research in an inspiring academic community of fellow PhD students, experienced researchers and faculty members of the GIScience Doctoral College at the University of Salzburg. The seminar will consist of presentations and discussions of the selected doctoral thesis research plans.

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Social Media@GI_Forum

Get connected! Get the latest news on GI_Forum and be part of our online community!

facebook.com/GIForum
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gi-science.blogspot.com
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