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Date and Time: April 13, 2016
“Latest Developments in Oceanographic Applications of GIS”
Dr. Dawn Wright is chief scientist of the Environmental Systems Research Institute (aka Esri), a world-leading geographic information system (GIS) software, research and development company. As chief scientist, Dr. Wright aids in formulating and advancing the intellectual agenda for the environmental, conservation, climate, and ocean sciences aspect of Esri's work, while also representing Esri to the national/international scientific community. She maintains an affiliated faculty appointment as Professor of Geography and Oceanography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.
Dr. Wright’s research interests include geographic information science; ocean informatics and cyberinfrastructure; benthic terrain and habitat characterization; and the processing and interpretation of high-resolution bathymetry, video, and underwater photographic images. She has authored or co-authored more than 130 articles and five books on marine geographic information systems, hydrothermal activity and tectonics of mid-ocean ridges, and marine data modeling and cyberinfrastructure. Dr. Wright has participated in over 20 oceanographic research expeditions worldwide, including 10 legs of the Ocean Drilling Program, three dives in the deep submergence vehicle Alvin and twice in the Pisces V. Her fieldwork has taken her to some of the most geologically active regions of the planet, including the East Pacific Rise, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the Juan de Fuca Ridge, the Tonga Trench, and volcanoes under the Japan Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Dr. Wright serves on the Science Advisory Boards of NOAA, the EPA, and Conservation International, as well as many journal editorial boards. She is a AAAS Fellow, as well as a fellow of Stanford University's Leopold Leadership Program. In 2007, she was named U.S. Professor of the Year for the State of Oregon by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.
Dr. Wright holds an Individual Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Physical Geography and Marine Geology from UC-Santa Barbara, an M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M, and a B.S. cum laude in Geology from Wheaton College (Illinois). Other interests include road cycling, apricot green tea gummy bears, 18th-century pirates, her dog Sally, and Spongebob Squarepoints. Follow her on Twitter @deepseadawn
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
“Geo-Capacity Building in Europe”
Karl Dohnert, Consultant, President, EUROGEO
May 18, 2016
2:00pm (ET) to 3:00pm (ET)
Geo business is booming in Europe. Projects like GeoSkills Plus have shown that in many countries, demand for a geospatial workforce is not being met by supply. Central administration (the European Commission and Ministries of Education) seem largely unaware of the problems being faced by the industry. I suggest that more radical change in education is necessary, integrating Geo-ICT in different education sectors. In order to achieve this, connecting all stakeholders will be essential. This webinar reports on initiatives to support and enhance geospatial education in Europe and specifically those undertaken with the European Association of Geographers. It suggests the importance of 'hidden work' developing a strong lobby for geospatial education for all and sets out goals and new projects to redress the situation.
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Karl Donert is a consultant and education specialist. He is Director of the European Centre of Excellence, digital-earth.eu, based at Salzburg University, Austria and Director of Innovative Learning Network. He is President of EUROGEO (the European Association of Geographers), a UK National Teaching Fellow. He is Adjunct Professor at the University of Salzburg and was coordinator of the HERODOT Network for Geography in higher education.
He is Vice President of the Democracy, Social Cohesion and Global Challenges group at the Council of Europe, an expert to the European Commission in Brussels, an elected member of Academea Europea.
He researches and publishes widely on many aspects of geographical education, citizenship, the use of geo-media and new technologies and on the state of Geography in Europe.