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January Newsletter (No.13)

January 2007

Happy New Year to all HERODOT members and participants. This first e-newsletter for 2007 has information about the forthcoming HERODOT workshops and conferences. It also provides updates on other Geography conferences and some resources for teaching Geography in higher education. This newsletter also provides information of the new Lifelong Learning funding from the European Commission and some geography in the news as well as news about Geography.

If you have any news, are involved in events, want to provide feedback or you are prepared to promote the network, then contact Karl Donert.

HERODOT news - Funding - Geographical News - great Geography resources - Events and conferences


HERODOT NEWS
Citizenship group - 21st century Geography - Innovative teaching group - Lifelong learning group

TP1 Citizenship, Culture, Place and identity
Co-ordinators: Margaret Keane; Maria Villanueva
This group will hold seminars and proudce publications on the European dimension in Geography.  It will support course development linking research to teaching and learning. The group are currently working on a research plan and will hold its first meeting in Belfast Thursday January 18th - Sunday January 21st 2007. If you are interested in attending please contact Karl Donert.

Rationale: The world is being deeply reshaped by knowledge technologies which are impervious to political boundaries in a mobile globalising society. Economic and cultural exchanges have been accelerated and in Europe the results are affecting the social environment, everyday life and social governance. The relationship between society and territory is being reorganised. This has ramifications for the role of states because economic activities are operating beyond state limits and because both supranational and regional organisations are also taking over part of their competences. The distinction between local and global is blurred, as places in Europe can no longer be understood except in the context of their relations with the world beyond, for they are meeting places of peoples whose different stories have become entangled. Migration and mobility underpin the new European identity and this is transforming Europe into a complex multi-cultural, multi-faith and pluri-lingual society. Yet, national identities still maintain their significance. Racism and xenophobia suggest a lack of understanding of the pace of change. At the same time, employers increasingly seek candidates who are able to cross cultural divides in the workplace.

These changes require new ways of understanding, new knowledge, attitudes and skills to work and live in contemporary European society. Geography, in this analysis of the relationships between society and territory, has a very relevant role in the development of critical thought and of European citizens. Join the discussion on the HERODOT community

TP2: Geography for 21st century
Co-ordinator: Maria Attard
The first meeting will be held in Malta,  Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th March 2007
The goal of this working group is to communicare Geography into society; to improve the awareness of the significance of geography in society: The group will seek to establish ways to promote and lobby for geography and geography education. If you are interested in attending please contact Karl Donert.
Join the discussion on the HERODOT community

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TP3: Innovative teaching in and about Europe
Co-ordinators:
Daniela Schmeinck, Olivier Mentz and Yvonne Schleicher
The first meeting of this group will be in London Monday 9th April 2007 (arrival 8th April) prior to the IGU/HERODOT event in London. Join the discussion on the HERODOT community

This pillar will focus on innovative and effective concepts in Geography Teacher Education. The first planning-session will look at three main activities (workshops on fieldwork, Geoinformation/ICT/E-Learning, forgotten/rare/modern/unique approaches). The work of the group will focus on the following themes:

  • needs for Europe
  • major European issues
  • Geography in a changing world
  • sustainable development
  • globalisation
  • local issues linked to innovation and future
  • exciting learning and teaching Geography
  • enhancing the effectiveness of both formal and non-formal Geography education
  • excellence in learning and teaching

If you would like to participate in the pillar please contact Daniela Schmeinck (email: schmeinck@ph-karlsruhe.de)

TP4: Lifelong learning and employability
Co-ordinators:
Marius Matache and Stelian Dimitrov
What sort of Geography will make our students more employable? What Geographical skills are needed by employers? This working gropup will seek to understand some of the issues involved and to provide guidance for those developing courses.
5 - 7 January - Thematic Pillar 4 workshop, meeting in Sofia, the theme of this working meeting is about what we can do to improve the employability of Geography graduates. Join the discussion and read the documents on the Geography forum.

RECENT NETWORK EVENTS
Karl Donert lectured on the theme of Geography and Citizenship at the EGEA Winter School conference in Utrecht in December 2006 and he also introduced the work of the HERODOT network to more than 60 student delegates. Members of EGEA will join the first working group meeting on employability and lifelong learning, to be held in Sofia 5-7 January 2007.

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FORTHCOMING NETWORK EVENTS
Joint HERODOT/IGU Conference: There will be a HERODOT/ IGU Commission for Geographical Education British Sub-Committee conference on the theme “Changing Geographies: Innovative Curricula” at the Institute of Education, University of London on 10-11 April 2007, with an optional London field excursion on 12 April to the site of the London Olympics included in the conference fee of £240.  Full papers should be sent to Glenda Wall wallg@hope.ac.uk by 31 January 2007.
Delegates will book their own accommodation, but information about this can be found on the Web site http://hopelive.hope.ac.uk/international/karld/IGU/

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
2007 HERODOT Conference 24-27 September 2007, Stockholm.
this major event will be held jointly with ESRI Europe, further information and details to follow.

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FUNDING NEWS No. 13
This section provides information on funds available for Geographers. You can contact Karl Donert if you want informal advice on any applications you are considering. HERODOT News aims to provide members will useful information concerning opportunities to access funds to further collaboration and for projects. Funding workshops are planned in the future, contact Karl Donert if you would like to participate.

New Lifelong learning project opportunities - the European Commission will announce the new funding opportunities under the lifelong learning programme (2007-2013). Many funding possibilities exist, for higher education, teacher training and professional development. The deadline for most applications will be 30 March 2007. Further information http://ec.europa.eu/education/programmes/newprog/index_en.html and http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/static/index.htm

WWF Kathryn Fuller Fellowships 2007-2008
World Wildlife Fund announced the opening of its 2007-2008 Kathryn Fuller Fellowship competition. Two post-doctoral fellowships will be awarded for a two year period to individuals with outstanding research proposals that are of fundamental and immediate importance to global biodiversity conservation. Fuller Fellows can be based at any institution, including at World Wildlife Fund, and will co-advised by one academic and one WWF mentor. Fellows are provided a stipend of $50,000 per year, as well as a $15,000 annual research allowance. Applicants should have received a doctorate degree between January 2002 and January 2007. For more information, application guidelines, and on-line application forms, please visit www.worldwildlife.org/sfn

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Tourism Cares for Tomorrow Worldwide Grant Program
As part of its mission, Tourism Cares for Tomorrow distributes charitable grants to worthy tourism-related non-profit organizations worldwide. http:ourismcaresfortomorrow.org

Geographical Association International Initiatives Fund
Awards (usually £250-£750) are available for individual Geography educators or for GA members to travel and exchange ideas of good practice in teaching and learning. Each year some awards are also given to educators from outside the UK so they can attend the Annual GA conference (held in April each year).
Closing date for application is 30th April each year, for the academic year starting the following September. For details and application form see the GA Web site at http://www.geography.org.uk/funding or contact Sarah Maude sarah@maudes.net

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GEOGRAPHY NEWS

Geographers scoop awards down under
Professor Iain Hay of Flinders University was awarded the Prime Minister's award, for the Australian university teacher of the year.  He also won one of three awards for Teaching Excellence in Social Sciences. Associate Professor Richard Baker of The Australian National University who was awarded one of three Teaching Excellence Awards in Biological Sciences, Health and Related Studies. The full list of awards is available at: http://www.carrickinstitute.edu.au.

Europe’s Geographical Challenges, the EUGEO Conference 2007 is the first major conference to be organised by the European Association of Geographical Societies, on 20 - 23 August 2007. It is open to everyone involved in geography in Europe and/or interested in the geography of Europe. It is organised by the Dutch Geography Society (KNAG) and will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Web site http://www.eugeo2007.org/

Italo-Maltese Geography workshop The Workshop will provide the opportunity to present current research on the relationships that exist between the geomorphological environment, cultural heritage and tourism promotion both in Malta and at an international level. Dates 25-27 April 2007. If interested please visit http://www.terra.unimore.it/maltaworkshop/

China - India glaciers: Amid concerns of accelerated glacier retreat in the Himalayas, India and China have agreed to carry out a joint scientific expedition in these mountains to study the effects of global warming. http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1875659,0008.htm

Mongolian wildlife: International conservationists have warned of a catastrophic decline in wildlife in Mongolia. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6172207.stm

Alpine spring: With trees bursting into bud and ski runs looking like spring meadows, the Alpine winter appears to have been cancelled. http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article2081644.ece

Carpathian agreement: Seven European nations sharing the Carpathian mountains agreed recently to do more to protect the environment to help attract tourists and safeguard wildlife such as brown bears, lynx and eagles.
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L13218191.htm
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=20966&Cr=&Cr1

Alaskan Dumping Coeur Alaska has proposed turning Lower Slate Lake into a dumping ground for 4.5 million tons of waste expected from the Kensington gold mine on Alaska's panhandle. http://tinyurl.com/y3no6b

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Geography in the Americas conference website is now available with information about accommodation, registration, paper submission, and other details: http://www.geographyintheamericas.com/

Snow In Australia Whites-out Forest Fires http://tinyurl.com/yf9zwp

Fair Trade: Ethiopian coffee farmers reaping rewards of fair trade
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/11/11/wfair11.xml

The health of the Brazilian rain forest depends on dust from one valley in Africa
http://80.70.129.162/site/en/weizman.asp?pi=371&doc_id=4743

Google Earth aide à protéger la forêt équatoriale http://tinyurl.com/t9ulb

More Google Earth ** Google Earth misses landmarks ** video clip - Google Earth has given internet users access to aerial images of the world's surface.

Excellent spatial visualisations on the Mountain GeoPortal http://menris.icimod.net/, include an Inventory of Potential Dangerous Glacial Lakes in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan Region, Transboundary Air Pollution and Indian census mapped on the Internet - see these and others at http://menris.icimod.net/internetmapping.php.

Belgians Upset Over Dissolution Hoax State television in Belgium reported that the province of Flanders had proclaimed its independence and thus Belgium was no longer a country. Read more

Warm Alps: It is warmer in Europe's Alpine region now than at any time in the past 1,300 years, the head of a wide-ranging climatic survey said recently. http://tinyurl.com/yd775n

Highest peak? Argentina - Chile: Where is the “Roof of South America”, scientists speculate that the continent’s highest peak may actually be Ojos del Salado in northern Chile rather than Aconcagua, which stands at 6,962 meters in Argentina. http://tinyurl.com/ycah4c

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Protecting Grasslands, grasslands provide humanity with "environmental services" worth billions of dollars a year. But only 0.7 percent of the world's grasslands -- and only 0.3 percent of those in South America -- are protected. http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=35740

Global Wealth The richest 2 per cent of people in the world own more than half of all household wealth, while the poorer half of the global population control just 1 per cent, according to a study released recently by the United Nations University (UNU). http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=20856&Cr=UN&Cr1=University

Environmental threat Farm animals are a greater threat to the environment than motor cars, because they produce a greater quantity of greenhouse gases, a UN report claimed recently. http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/11021.html

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"Marie Curie European Summer School on Earth System Governance"
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 24 May-6 June 2007, Call for applications

The Summer School consists of three days participation in the 2007 Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change 'Earth System Governance: Theories and Strategies for Sustainability' and 8 days of intensive lectures by international faculty. Participation
in the Summer School includes access to the conference on 24-26 May 2007 and intense lectures, paper discussions and group work from 28 May to 6 June. The European Union finances the basic
costs of the summer school for all participants, including a travel subsidy, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, coffee and tea and the teaching programme. The organisers request a
participant fee of 250EUR for additional expenses.

To apply, send a letter of motivation and a full CV to Philipp.Pattberg@ivm.vu.nl by 20 January 2007. Applicants will be notified not later than 25 February 2007. For further information on the curriculum, the core faculty and organizational details, please visit
http://www.2007amsterdamconference.org/summerschool.htm

Exchange request the Universidad de Leon, Spain, is interested in establishing ERASMUS Student Exchange links in the following academic areas, Land Surveying, Geomatics, Geoinformatics, Surveying and Geoinformatics, Cartography and Geomedia-Technology, please contact Rafael de Paz Urueña, Universidad de León, Spain, Oficina de Relaciones Internacionales, Tel: +34 987 291646  Fax: +34 987 291693, e-mai: internacional@unileon.es

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Connecting classrooms project: Connecting Classrooms, Comparing Perspectives, pupils from different countries work on geography tasks, Michael Mueller is seeking geography teachers who would like to participate, with their classes, in an international e-mail project. In the project the tasks will offer the pupils opportunities for intercultural learning by exchanging their opinions, by comparing materials/sources from the different cultures and by solving tasks cooperatively. The pupils communicate via e-mail and perhaps via video conferencing. The working language will be English. His pupils are about 15 years old and they are in their 5th year of learning English. The project could start in May 2007, depending on the schedule of the classes involved. As the project includes three parts, the pupils will probably work on it in stages over a period of about 6 weeks. If you are interested, or if you know someone who might like to cooperate in such a project, contact: Michael Mueller, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany, email: michael.mueller@ph-freiburg.de

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SOME GREAT RESOURCES (in no particular order)

The European Geographer, is the magazine produced by EGEA for Geography students and by the students. issues can be downloaded from the EGEA forum:  http://www.egea.eu/files.php?action=category&id=17 Encourage your students to get involved

Earth Sciences for Society - an International Year of Planet Earth Web site http://www.esfs.org

ISS Education kit - the International Space Station for secondary education, is avaiulable for download in different languages http://www.esa.int/esaHS/SEMO0457ESD_education_0.html

Coastal Dune and Shingle Network promotes the sustainable use and sharing of experience in conservation practice. Visit http://www.hope.ac.uk/coast/ to find out more

ECTS and assessment in higher education - free download of conference proceedings 2006. Editor: Kent Löfgren), from the Department of Educational Measurement, Umeå University, Sweden. http://www.umu.se/edmeas/publikationer/index_eng.html

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center - is an internet-based digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal and non-journal literature indexed from 1966 to the present. http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/resources/html/about/about_eric.html

Alpine publication "Signals of range expansions and contractions of vascular plants in the high Alps: observations (1994-2004) at the GLORIA master site Schrankogel, Tyrol, Austria". Further information: http://www.gloria.ac.at/?aB&bV and on the high mountain research network GLORIA: http://www.gloria.ac.at. The link to the article in Global Change Biology is:
http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2006.01282.x The full text pdf can be sent on request if you email: harald.pauli@univie.ac.at

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Agriculture and environment literature access tools for low-income country institutions/researchers that allow free access to full-text articles in health, agriculture, and environment, coordinated through international public-private consortia among publishers, Institutions and researchers have to register at the respective web sites to gain full-text access:
HINARI http://www.healthinternetwork.org over 3000 journals in health
AGORA http://www.aginternetwork.org over 900 journals in agrcultural sciences
OARE   http://www.oaresciences.org  close to 2000 journals in environmental sciences

Diamont Project newsletterfrom the system for the observation on the Alps
http://www.uibk.ac.at/diamont/pubicrelation/newsletter.htm

LIFE and European Forests, new LIFE brochure: low resolution
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/infoproducts/forests/forest_lr.pdf
high resolution
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/infoproducts/forests/forest_hr.pdf

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WEB SITES AND RESOURCES
New EU logo
  http://www.logo-competition.eu
Science Across the World: http://www.scienceacross.org/
Climate Change : http://www.wmnet.org.uk/wmnet/15.cfm
MTN – Climate Change: http://kmi4schools.e2bn.net/mtn_satw/
Natureweb – exploring a wetland habitat: http://microweb.e2bn.net/natureweb/

Floods in Bangladesh: History, Dynamics and Rethinking the Role of the Himalayas". Authors: Dr. Thomas Hofer and Dr. Bruno Messerl, New book,publisher: United Nations University Press, 450p; USD 45.00, Order from: press@hq.unu.edu, http://www.unu.edu

'Give Geography its Place' Campaign website The site seeks to raise the profile of Geography in all forms of the media, to increase awareness of the importance of Geography and the vital role that it plays in schools, colleges and universities in preparing young people for life in the 21st century. http://www.passion4geography.co.uk/

Mountain Resort Planning and Development In an Era of Globalization, A Tourism Dynamics Series Book, EDITED BY: Thomas Clark, Rudi Hartmann, University of Colorado, Alison Gill, Simon Fraser University. To review contents and order: http://www.cognizantcommunication.com

Conservation GeoPortal http://www.conservationmaps.org/index.jsp
The Conservation Geoportal is a collaborative effort by and for the conservation community to facilitate the discovery and publishing of geographic information systems (GIS) data and maps, to support conservation decision-making and education

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Conferences and Events 2007 - 2008

2007
5 - 7 January - HERODOT Thematic Pillar 4 workshop, meeting in Sofia, Lifelong learning and employability, contact Karl Donert if you would like to attend.

8 - 10 January 2007 "Creativity or Conformity? Building cultures of creativity in higher education", University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Wales.
Web: http://www.creativityconference.org

16 - 18 January, 2007 International Conference on Sustainable Development in Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities in Kathmandu, Nepal. http://www.ceci.ca contact: The Secretariat, International Conference on Sustainable Development in Conflict Environments: Challenges and Opportunities, GPO Box 2959, Kathmandu, Nepal. email:incodice@ceci.org.np

18 - 21 January - HERODOT Thematic Pillar 1 meeting in Belfast, European dimension in Geography, contact Karl Donert if you would like to attend

23 - 27 January 2007 International Dialogue on Science and Practice in Sustainable Development: Linking Knowledge with Action, Chiang mai, Thailand, Contact: elisabeth.dyck@chello.at, http://www.sustdialogue.org/index.htm

25 - 26 January CIPRA workshop international workshop "Regional planning, management and networking". Admont, Austria. The workshop languages are German and English. Contact bernhard.henning@cipra.org

2 February 2007 World Wetlands Day http://www.ramsar.org/wwd/6/wwd2006_index.htm

17 – 20 February, 2007, IADIS International conference, Salamance, Spain, http://www.computing-conf.org/

19 – 21 February 2007 Third Annual GIS Conference in the state of Kuwait.http://www.gulfgis.com

20 – 23 February, 2007 7th International Geomatic Week, GlobalGeo Technical Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain, see http://www.setmana-geomatica.org/

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7 - 9 March 2007 PAIE Conference, National University of Singapore, Asia-Pacific Association for International Education, http://www.apaie.org

7 - 9 March 2007, INTED2007 Conference, International Association for Technology Education and Development (IATED), http://www.iated.org/ in Valencia (Spain)

7 – 10- March, Conference, Women of the Mountains, sessions Addressing Issues Critical to Women of Developing Mountain Nations, , Orem, Utah, USA http://www.WomenoftheMountains.org

15 – 16 March 2007 Colloquium : «Pérennité urbaine ou la ville par-delà ses métamorphoses», organised by Colette Vallat, Département de géographie, UFR SSA, Université Paris 10, 200 avenue de la République, 92 000 Nanterre, email : colloque_perennite_paris10@yahoo.fr  

19 - 23 March 2007, International Symposium on Medicinal and Nutraceutical Plants, Fort Valley, Georgia, USA. Contact: josheen@fvsu.edu, http://www.ag.fvsu.edu/Conferences/ishsmanp/ismnp.htm

22 - 25 March, meeting of TP2: Geography for the 21st century, meeting in Malta, if you would like to attend please contact Karl Donert

9 April , meeting of TP3: Teaching Geography in Europe, meeting in London before the HERODOT-IGU conference, if you would like to attend please contact Karl Donert

10 – 11 April 2007 International Geographical Union Commission for geographical Education British Sub-Committee with HERODOT. Changing Geographies: Innovative Curricula, at the Institute of Education, University of London, England. With an optional London field excursion on 12 April included in the conference fee of £240.  Web: http://hopelive.ac.uk/international/karld/IGU/  Email: wallg@hope.ac.uk   For further information: Professor Simon Catling sjcatling@brookes.ac.uk

12 – 14 April Geographical Association (UK) annual conference and exhibition at the University of Derby. See http://www.geography.org.uk/conference

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13- 15 April GISRUK 11-13 April 2007, National Centre for Geocomputation, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland. Contact: GISRUK 2007, gisruk@nuim.ie . National Centre for Geocomputation, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, County Kildare,  Ireland. Tel: +353 1 708 6455 Fax: +353 1 708 6456

15 – 20 April European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2007, Vienna, Austria, http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2007/

17 -21 April 2007 Association of American Geographers annual meeting in San Francisco. See:
http://www.aag.org/annualmeetings/SF2007/index.cfm

25 - 27 April Italo-Maltese Geography workshop, Malta, see http://www.terra.unimore.it/maltaworkshop/

3 – 4 May, 2007, International Geographical Union (IGU), Commission on Biogeography and Biodiversity, Seminar on Biogeography and Biodiversity, Field Trip: May 5-8, 2007, Department of Geography HNB Garhwal University, email:daliyon2002@yahoo.com

8 - 10 May 2007, International Ecological Footprint Conference, Cardiff, UK Stepping up the Pace New Developments in Ecological Footprinting Methodology, Policy & Practice, http://www.brass.cf.ac.uk, email: Dr. Andrea Collins collinsa@cardiff.ac.uk

11 - 13 May 2007, Conference of Irish Geographers at St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland. http://main.spd.dcu.ie/main/academic/geography/CIG/CIGindex.shtml, e-mail cig2007@spd.dcu.ie

16 May Virtual Fieldwork: Pedagogy and Technology, Worcester UK- Call for Paper and Poster Presentations, this one-day conference aims to bring together those with interests in virtual fieldtrips/fieldwork. Please email d.mcdougall@worc.ac.uk with a provisional title and a brief outline and for further information visit: http://www.gees.ac.uk/events/2007/vfgees/vfgees.htm

21 – 24 May Geography in the Americas: Collaboration on Research and Education, an international congress focused on contemporary issues in geography and geography education in North and South America, in La Serena, Chile in May 2007. There will be a 5-day, pre-conference field excursion to Northern Chile, to explore the Atacama Desert. Antiplano, Chuquicamata Copper Mine, and regional population centers, including Iquique and Antofagasta. A 4-day post-conference field trip will focus on Central Chile, the cultural nucleus of the country, and will include visits to coastal Valparaiso and the capital of Santiago.
Web:  http://www.geo.txstate.edu/grosvenor/index.html and http://www.aag.org/.

4 - 8 June, 2007: 29th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology, Chambéry, France, Contact: icam2007@cnrm.meteo.fr, URL: http://www.cnrm.meteo.fr/ICAM2007/index.php?page=first_circular.html

5 -8 June GeoMed "International Symposium on Geography: Environment and
Culture in the Mediterranean Region." held in Antalya-Turkey. Website: http://geomed2007.balikesir.edu.tr

5 - 8 June 2007 ESEE 2007: Integrating Natural and Social Sciences for Sustainability Leipzig, Germany, Contact: esee2007@fu-confirm.de URL: http://www.esee-leipzig2007.org 

11 - 15 June 2007 Sharing Indigenous Wisdom: An International Dialogue On Sustainable Development, http://www.sharingindigenouswisdom.org, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Green Bay, WI, USA.

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17 June World Day to Combat Desertification http://www.ifad.org/media/events/2003/desertification.htm

19 - 20 June The Science Learning and Teaching Conference 2007. Keele University, UK. Organised by the Subject Centres for Bioscience, Materials and Physical Sciences. For further information see: http://www.sltc.heacademy.ac.uk

30 June – 5 July, 8th International Conference on Computer Based Learning in Science at the Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece http://cblis2007.teicrete.gr

2- 5 July. The 4th Annual ISSOTL Conference, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The theme of the conference is: "Locating Learning: Integrative Dimensions of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning." http://www.indiana.edu/~issotl06/2007conference.html

20 - 23 August EUGEO Conference, EUGEO 2007 is the first major conference to be organized by the European Association of Geographical Societies. It is open to everyone involved in geography in Europe and/or interested in the geography of Europe. It will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with the theme Europe’s Geographical Challenges, Web site http://www.eugeo2007.org/

27 - 30 August, Workshop: Glaciers in watershed and global hydrology, Obergurgl, Austria. Contact: regine.hock@natgeo.su.se, http://www.ees.su.se/obergurgl2007

3 - 5 September Improving Student Learning – for what? Trinity College, Dublin. Organised by Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development  – Call for Participation. Closing date for submissions: 28 February 2007. For further information, please see http://www.brookes.ac.uk/services/ocsld

10 - 11 September 2007. Interdisciplinary teaching and learning conference, Clare College Cambridge. For further details, please see: http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/conferences/

10 - 13 September 2007 The Fourth International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Chengdu , China . Contact: dfhm@imde.ac.cn. Web site: http://4thdfhm.imde.ac.cn/

18 - 21 September, 2007: International Conference: Natural Hazards and Natural Disturbances in Mountain Forests, Trento, Italy, Contact: tn07@unito.it, URL: http://www.sisef.it/sisef/iufro.php 

24 - 27 September 2007, HERODOT Conference Stockholm. held jointly with ESRI Europe, further information and details to follow

12 - 15 November, 2007, International Symposium on Mitigative Measures Against Snow Avalanches, Egilsstadir, Iceland. Contact: vfi@vfi.is, http://www.igsoc.org/symposia/VFI2007_1stCirc.pdf

14 November GIS Day http://www.gisday.com/

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2008

12 - 15 August 2008 31st International Geographic Congress, Tunic, Tunisia,
Contact Toumi@fshst.rnu.tn for further details.

If you have any news, would like to publicise events then please contact Karl Donert or Glenda Wall

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