Graduate Student Research Assistantships Available for an NSF Funded Research Project on Fire in Africa
We have 2 positions available for two years of funding for our Masters program in Geography at CSU, Long Beach.
Spring Admission Deadline: October 31st
Position 1. Remote Sensing: The ideal candidate will have experience with remote sensing/ image processing software such as ERDAS or ENVI or e-cognition software. The research will involve mapping savanna vegetation cover and fire scars.
Position 2. GIS spatial analysis: The ideal candidate will have experience with environmental GIS applications using ESRI spatial analyst software. The research will involve mapping savanna vegetation and fire scar patterns and changes.
For more information contact:
Dr. Paul Laris
Chair of Geography
California State University ,
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Watch the Carnegie Airborne Observatory (http://cao.ciw.edu) make the world's highest resolution carbon map of a country (Panama) in less than one minute.
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To continue reading: http://wilsoncommonslab.org/2013/07/10/report-looks-at-successful-government-crowdsourcing-efforts-for-earthquake-monitoring/_
"Room to roam: using GPS to improve the welfare of zoo elephants"
Matthew Holdgate, M.S. Candidate, PSU Biology Department
Friday, February 15th, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm.
Portland State University, Cramer Hall, Room 413
Come out for an hour-long discussion on this innovative technology.
Free refreshments! All are welcome.
Sponsored by the Columbia River Region American Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Fall 2009 Colloquium and General Meeting of the Geospatial Information Society (GIS) Student ClubRead Now
Presenter: Sarah Thompson (winner of a 2009 ASPRS student research scholarship)
Subject: GIS Applications: Cow Manure, Stream Quality, and Salmon Death
Sarah Thompson will give an intriguing presentation describing methods for employing GIS to solve environmental problems caused by human agricultural practices. Her research focuses on the detrimental effects of cow manure runoff on stream health and salmon survival.
We will also be announcing awesome opportunities for research and conference travel funding!
Date: Friday, November 6, 2009
Location: Cramer Hall, Room 413
This event is free and all are welcome!
Free refreshments will be provided!
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Refreshments are served prior to the seminar. Everyone welcome!
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Here are the links to the maps I showed in class on thursday - just click on the names to follow the link.
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From the blog, GIS & Science, this is a good overview of how GIS can help organizations, governments, and businesses in a variety of ways.
Follow the link or click here: http://gisandscience.com/2009/09/14/top-five-benefits-of-gis/