Call for Nominations for the GEO Blue Planet Steering Committee

The Group on Earth Observations Oceans and Society: Blue Planet Initiative (GEO Blue Planet) is seeking nominations of ocean and coastal observing experts and ocean and coastal-related service users, ocean and coastal social science and policy experts, industry representatives, non-governmental organization representatives, non-profit organization representatives and intergovernmental organization representatives to serve on the Initiative’s Steering Committee. Call for nominations by 17 February 2017.

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2017-2018 URISA Vanguard Cabinet Members Announced

URISA is pleased to announce the newest members of its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative (which debuted in 2011) to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community.

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GEO (Group on Earth Observations) LinkedIn Group Formed

There is now a LinkedIn Group for those interested in Earth observations and particularly the work of the intergovernmental organisation, GEO. The OGC community and open geospatial standards have been important to GEO since it was founded.

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ISPRS e-Bulletin Issue No 5 - 2016 Published

Editorial - Welcome to ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017
by Chen Jun, ISPRS 1st Vice President

The ISPRS Geospatial Week 2017 (ISPRS GSW 2017, http://gsw2017.3snews.net) will be held in Wuhan, China, from September 18th – 22nd, 2017. This third ISPRS Geospatial Week will be organized by Wuhan University and will be the most important ISPRS event in the year 2017. Read the full e-Bulletin here: http://www.isprs.org/news/newsletter/2016-05/index.html

Message from ISDE President

On the occasion of the arrival of the 2017 New Year, I am very pleased to send all of you my sincere season’s greetings and warm wishes. Since the Halifax Council meeting in October 2015, ISDE has experienced a fruitful year, full of achievements and progress. I would like to take this opportunity to review with you all.

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GIS Leadership: URISA program to be offered twice in 2017

URISA is pleased to announce that its GIS Leadership Academy will be offered twice in 2017.

April 3-7, 2017 in San Diego, California

and

July 24-28, 2017 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Join a network for early detection of earthquakes

On behalf of Zizmos (https://www.zizmos.com/about), a California based company, we would like to ask your assistance in testing an application that detects earthquakes and provides seconds to minutes of warning before the onset of ground shaking.

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