GeoMundus 2009

1- 2009 Programme
2 – Hosts
3 – Participants
4 – Sponsors

1 – 2009 Programme

Friday, 30th October 2009

12:00 – 13:30: Registration

14:00 – 14:30: Opening | Introduction

14:30 – 16:00: Session 1 | Guest Speakers

Session Chair: Paulo Guilherme Molin

1) Industry – Future of Remote Sensing and Imagery for Geography, Earth and Environmental Studies Prof. Dr. Mario Caetano, Grupo de Deteccao Remota(Remote Sensing Unit), Instituto Geografico Potugues / Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação | Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

2) Industry – Future of GIS for Geography, Earth and Environmental StudiesMr. Rui Santos – Consultant and GeoMentor, ESRI Portugal

16:00 – 17:00: Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:30: Session 2 | Student Presentations

Session Chair: Malumbo Chipofya

17:00 – 17:15: Elena Kmetova, MESPOM – Case study on the application of a prototype GPS/GSM transmitter for studying the behaviour of an Eastern Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca, Savigny, 1809)

17:15 – 17:30: Christine Lam, University of Southern California – Comparison of the performance of flow-routing algorithms used in GIS-based hydrologic analysis

17:30 – 17:45: Maisa Fonseca, EURmed – Cultural Identity and Heritage in the City of Sao Carlos, Brazil

17:45 – 18:00: Stephanie Duce, GEOTECH – Towards on Ontology for Reef Islands – The Vision and the Challenges

20:30 | Symposium Dinner @ Restaurant Cenoura do Rio

Saturday, 31st October 2009

10:00 – 11:30: Session 3 | Guest Speaker Speakers

Session Chair: Stephanie Duce

1) Academic – Geospatial Technologies: Changes and ConstantsProf. Dr. Werner Kuhn – Director, Institut für Geoinformatik | Universität Münster

2) Academic – The GIS Profession: Is there one?Prof. Dr. Marco Painho – Director, Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação | Universidade Nova de Lisboa

11:30 – 12:00: Coffee Break

12:00 – 12:20: – Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA)Mr. Chunyu Liang, EMA President

12:20 – 13:00: Session 4 | Student Presentations

Session Chair: Gagan Thimmaiah

12:20 – 12:35: Tanwan Topoklang, SUFONAMA – A snapshot of brown bear (Ursus arctos) food habitat in northern Greece: The persistence and viability of abandoned orchards

12:35 – 12:50: Julio Preciado, GEOTECH – Landslide risk assessment using GIS: a use case of a Mexican Region

12:50 – 13:05: Chunyu Liang, Erasmus Mundus Student & Alumni Association – Clean Development Mechanism (CDM): current status and development trends (presentation available from author upon request, email: president@em-a.eu)

13:20 – 14:30: Lunch

14:30 – 15:30: Session 5 | Student Presentations

Session Chair: Hakim Abdi

14:30 – 14:45: Kaori Otsu, University of British Columbia – Trade-off analysis of accuracy and spatial resolution in strategic forest planning models

14:45 – 15:00: Alaba Bulowade, GEOTECH – The Effect of Curve Number on Sediment Load in a Gauged Catchment

15:00 – 15:15: Yazdan Soltanpour, IMRD – Tectonic assessment of Alborz and Zagros mountains employing shear sand box modeling

15:30 – 17:30: Skill Building Sessions:

15:30 – 16:30: Academic Writing – Prof. Dr. Werner Kuhn – Director, Institut für Geoinformatik | Universität Münster

16:30 – 17:30: Principles of Electronic Map Making – Christine Lam, University of Southern California.

17:30 – 18:00: Coffee Break

18:00 – 19:40: Interactive Networking and the Future of Geomundus Workshop

Pau Arago (with Malumbo Chipofya), GEOTECH – Alone We Cannot; Together – Yes we CAN!

19:40 | Closing Ceremony

21:00: Lisbon by Night!

Sunday, 1st November 2009

11:30 – 13:30: Lisbon City Tour

Kaori Otsu, University of British Columbia – Trade-off analysis of accuracy and spatial resolution in strategic forest planning models

Kaori Otsu, University of British Columbia – Trade-off analysis of accuracy and spatial resolution in strategic forest planning models

2 – Hosts

The International Masters Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU ), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi ), Universitat Jaume I (UJI ), Castellón, Dept. Information Systems (Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos) , Spain, and, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL ), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI ), Lisboa, Portugal.

The three-semester Masters program will enrol up to 32 students per year. Students will attend the first semester in Lisbon or Castellón, the second semester in Münster. The third semester (Master thesis) can be performed at each of the three partner universities. Read more…

3 – Participants

Apart from the guest speakers, presentations at the symposium will be by current and former students of the following EM programs:

AGRIS MUNDUS – Sustainable Development in Agriculture Masters Course
EMMEP – Erasmus Mundus Minerals and Environmental Programme
EURO-AQUAE – Euro Hydro-Informatics and Water Management
EJMWCM – European Joint Master in Water and Coastal Management
GEM – Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and management
IMMSSET – International Master in Materials and Sensors Systems for Environmental Technologies
IMRD – International Master of Science in Rural Development
MEEES – Master’s in Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology
GEOTECH– Master of Science in Geospatial Technologies
MESPOM – Master of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
SUTROFOR – Sustainable Tropical Forestry Erasmus Mundus Masters Course
SUFONAMA – Sustainable Forest and Nature Management
MScEF – Master of Science in European Forestry

To know more about the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus programme, please click here.

6 – Sponsors

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