Lecture: Meet a Cartographer & Bathymetrist w/ National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (March 1, 2022)Read Now
National Geospatial Intelligence Agency: Meet a Cartographer & Bathymetrist
Tuesday, March 1 (1-1:50 PM PT)
Register on Handshake Here.
Direct Zoom link for faculty or advisors.
Find out what a bathymetrists and cartographers do to help keep mariners around the world safe and navigating with the most up-to-date products. The National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's Maritime Safety Office invites you to attend an exciting virtual informational session. Learn more about the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency's mission, people, and products. Learn how to apply to this federal agency. Learn how your skills in areas like geography, GIS, and earth sciences could apply in a unique industry. Hear from real people in the field talking about what their jobs are like. We will devote time to your questions and a presentation from the bathymetrist and cartographer.
For more on careers, see job examples under “Intelligence Analysis”, “Intelligence Collection” and “Engineering and Physical Sciences” at:
January 13 // Urban Biodiversity, Nearby Nature, and Environmental Justice
Charles Nilon, University of Missouri
William J. Rucker Professor in Fisheries and Wildlife
This lecture is part of the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Seminar Series at OSU, but it is free and open to the public.
To join, here are the links...
Natural Capital in Cities: A critical resource for improving equity, resilience, and sustainability
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 12-1 pm
WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 12-1 p.m.
WHERE: Urban Center Building, room 270
FREE and open to the public
Rapid urbanization at unprecedented scale will place enormous pressure on ecosystems in and around cities to provide good living conditions for the majority of humanity. Accomplishing fundamental goals of urban livability in a way that ensures a resilient and equitable future for the human population and simultaneously maintains Earth’s biodiversity and critical ecological processes is essential to achieving a transition toward sustainability. Urban decisionmakers, from mayors to neighborhood activists and investors to corporate leaders, need tools to navigate transformation of their communities along sustainability and desired resilience pathways.
This presentation will summarize recent progress in urban ecosystem services research and present a social-ecological approach to assessing, mapping, and valuing urban ecosystem services from the first citywide urban ecosystem services assessment for New York City.
Timon McPhearson is an assistant professor of urban ecology and chair of The New School’s environmental studies program, director of the Urban Ecology Lab, and research faculty at Tishman Environment and Design Center, where he works directly with designers, planners, and managers to foster sustainable and resilient cities.
Hosted by the Portland State University Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.
The PSU Geospatial Information Society is hosting a colloquium on Friday, 7 Mar, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Cramer Hall room 413.
Our speaker will be Erin Stockenberg from the US Fish & Wildlife Service. She will be speaking about using high-resolution LiDAR to model the hydrography of Wapato Lake, near Gaston, OR.
All are welcome, and we invite you to join us for this presentation. Please share the flyer with anyone else you know who might be interested in attending.
The PSU Geospatial Information Society is hosting a colloquium next Friday, 21 Jan, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Cramer Hall room 413.
Our speaker will be Nathan Wood, a research geographer with the USGS. His presentation will focus on how GIS is being used to help plan the location of tsunami vertical-evacuation refuges in coastal areas subject to tsunami threat in the Pacific Northwest.
All are welcome, and we invite you to join us for this presentation. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
If you are an ASPRS member, please note that the ASPRS Columbia River Region Annual Dinner takes place later that same day.
The PSU Geospatial Information Society is hosting a colloquium this Friday, 31 Jan, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Cramer Hall room 413.
Our speaker will be Angie Diefenbach, a geologist with USGS-USAID Volcano Disaster Assistance Program at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. Her presentation will focus on using oblique photogrammetry as a tool to monitor active volcanoes.
All are welcome. Please see the attached flyer for details.
Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Psychology to Better Understand People and PlacesRead Now
The Portland State University's Geospatial Information Society will be hosting our first colloquium of the year in this Friday, Oct.18, 3:00 to 4:00 PM in Cramer Hall room 413. Our speaker will be Dr. Greg Townley, a PSU Psychology professor specializing in community psychology, with particular interests in community integration of individuals with psychiatric disabilities; supported housing interventions and homelessness; and the relationship between culture, sense of community, and well-being. Dr. Townley utilizes a variety of social-environmental research methods in his place-based research, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), neighborhood assessments, and qualitative/ ethnographic approaches. He also collaborates with local and international partners to implement and evaluate interventions addressing homelessness, supported housing, and mental health service delivery.
Please join the PSU Geospatial Information Society this Friday to support Dr. Greg Townley in presenting his work using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Psychology research.
Click here to see the event flyer.
Focus on Contemporary China: Lectures and Performance
Monday, October 21
PCC Southeast Center
9:30 -- 11:30 Two lectures by Xudong Zhang, Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University. Community Hall (Admin. Building)
12:15 -- 1:15 Music performance on and discussion of the erhu, a traditional Chinese string instrument, by Tsun-Hui Hung, U of Cincinnati. Mt. Tabor Hall.
1:15 -- 3:15 Lecture by Christopher McNally, Assoc. Professor of Political Economy, Chaminade University. Community Hall (Admin. Building)
Click HERE for complete details.
All events are open to the public.
This workshop is sponsored by PCC and a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and is co-presented with the Asian Studies Development Program of the East-West Center.
UERC Talk: Integrating habitat components into trails crossing urban environments to assist dispersalRead Now
Urban Ecosystem Research Consortium
First Friday Brown Bag Series
Background: Presentations in this brown bag series allow for more in-depth coverage and discussion of topics that were highlighted at the most recent Urban Ecology and Conservation Symposium. All are welcome to attend.
Location: Metro, 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232 in room 370
Time: 12:15 to 1:00 p.m.
Date: July 12, 2013 (Note: the date was moved to the 2nd Friday due to the 4th of July holiday)Topic: Integrating habitat components into trails crossing urban environments to assist dispersal
Speakers: Elaine Stewart, Metro, Natural Areas Program and Robert Spurlock, Metro, Park Planning and Development
Please see the attachment or go to www.uercportland.org for more details.
"The ASPRS Airborne Topographic Lidar Manual"
Mike Renslow, Photogrammetric Consultant, advanced technologies
Friday, April 26th, 2013, 12:00 noon - 1:15 pm.
Portland State University, Cramer Hall, Room 413
Come out for a presentation and meet-and-greet with this topic guru.
Free refreshments! All are welcome.
A general meeting of the PSU ASPRS student chapter will follow the presentation. Sponsored by the Columbia River Region American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)