Wednesday, January 30, 2019

CopHub.AC - A space hub to foster innovation through the Copernicus Academy

In a 2-days Brussels visit the Salzburg CopHub.AC team had several in-depth discussions on how to best utilize the intended space hub to foster uptake and innovation and exploiting the distributed capacities within the emerging Copernicus Academy network. In dedicated sessions with the Copernicus Support Office and DG Grow, as well as with our Brussel-based project partners EARSC and Evenflow, we were looking into how membership to the Academy could benefit from a peer-to-peer evaluation system and various technical innovation means (knowledge landscape, research briefs 2.0, etc.). These measures shall be demonstrated within the project lifetime to stimulate further engagement and ensuring long-term sustainability of the Copernicus Academy.

Further info on the CopHub.AC project:

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Call Open | Q&A Webinar: Copernicus Master in Digital Earth

Copernicus Master in Digital Earth (CDE) is a two year full-time integrated Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) Programme. The current application window for outstanding students will close on March 14, 2019.
To support applicants we have scheduled an info & consultation webinar on Wed, Jan 23 from 3 – 5pm CET.

Interested candidates are welcome to explore current call details. An application handbook is guiding throughout the online application process.

EMCDE Programme Office

Friday, January 4, 2019

GeoS4S Modules launched for free and open access worldwide!

The consortium of 'GeoServices-4-Sustainability (GeoS4S)' project is pleased to launch 20 GeoS4S Modules on an ePlatform for free and open access worldwide!

GeoS4S project has been co-funded by the European Commission within ERASMUS+ programme for 3 years from 15 October 2015 to 14 October, 2018. The Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, University of Salzburg, Austria is project coorditnaor and the GeoS4S consortium includes 9 more universities from Europe (3), China (3) and Thailand (3) as well as 3 associate partners from these regions.

The two major objectives of the GeoS4S project are to develop case study based teaching/learning resources for 20 innovative educational modules and making these available on an ePlatform for free and open access worldwide. Each of the 10 partner institutions is responsible for developing teaching/learning resources of two GeoS4S modules. The modules have been structured to meet international standards incorporating pedagogic elements to support their delivery in classroom based teaching as well as through online distance learning mode. Further attractiveness of the teaching/learning resources lies in the fact that these support self-guided learning process of students through lessons, self-assessed exercises and instructor evaluated assignments.

(Open Access to all the 20 GeoS4S Modules available on GeoS4S Moodle Cloud Platform)

This step marks completion of the activities planned within GeoS4S project and the consortium looks forward to Geospatial education community harnessing the benefits of these resources worldwide!