The 2016 Spatial Accuracy conference will be held on July 5-8, 2016, Montpellier, France, at the SupAgro conference center.
11th International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Conference Travel and Accommodation Support is available for registered attendees from the Global South, and Graduate Students from everywhere!
Graduate Students leading papers may be eligible for the ISARA Best Student Paper Award!
Conference registration is open!
Poster Abstract submission is open! (Deadline: April 18)
Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan State University
Welcome! Spatial Accuracy 2014 is the latest in an academic conference series held every two years since 1994 under the auspices of the International Spatial Accuracy Research Association (ISARA). The symposium attracts participants from all over the world, in a diverse range of academic and professional fields, including geography, statistics, and the environmental sciences. More information about the history of this series, including papers presented at previous symposia, is available at the main Spatial Accuracy website.
This is an era boasting unmatched availability of spatial data, ever-expanding computational capacity, and rapid development of complex environmental systems models. On the other hand, the challenges facing environmental science and natural resource management have never been more pressing. Spatial Accuracy 2014 aims to address a broad set of multidisciplinary issues related to a fundamental challenge: the mismatches between geographic reality and the data and models used to characterize that reality.
Communications on cutting edge basic research, as well as their creative and novel applications within this problem domain, are welcomed. The conference has two refereed paper tracks: full papers and extended abstracts. In addition, the conference also includes a variety of workshops on new methods and applications.
We hope to see you in East Lansing in July of 2014 to exchange ideas and comraderie! More information about the conference scope, format, publication outlets, and venue are available on this site.
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We have a PhD vacancy on ‘Bayesian geostatistics for mapping soil and agronomic variables’.
Application deadline is January 20, 2014. More information and application instructions at
European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014
Vienna | Austria | 27 April -02 May 2014
I wanted to draw your attention to a session which I am involved in convening at the European Geosciences Union congress in 2014. The session is co-organized by the Soil System Sciences division and the Earth and Space Science Informatics division. It is entitled “Communication of uncertainty about information in earth sciences”.
We are convening this session because we have all encountered challenges in effective communication between scientists, statisticians, managers and policy makers about uncertain information in the earth sciences. Much research in the earth sciences, including research presented at EGU, involves sophisticated statistical methods which provide probabilistic measures of uncertainty of estimates and predictions. The problem is communicating this effectively to a policy maker or a manager so that they can account for uncertainty appropriately in the decisions that they go on to make. In this session we want to focus on this problem of communication.
We hope that the session will address a range of questions under this heading, with reports of research into communication of uncertainty, case studies (be they successful or not) in communication and overviews of particular challenges in communicating uncertainty in different sectors. We hope that there will be an opportunity for earth scientists, statisticians, psychologists and others with an interest in communication to share insights and experience, or maybe just present problems to stimulate discussion and further research.
The EGU 2014 congress takes place from 27th April to 2nd May 2014 in Vienna, Austria. The deadline for abstract submission is 16th January 2014, and abstracts may be submitted at http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2014/sessionprogramme. You can find our session under the Soil System Sciences or the Earth and Space Science Informatics programmes. It is designated session SSS11.1/ESSI3.6.
With thanks and best regards,