BioGeoRef2021 Mini-Hackathon won by University of Melbourne Team

Congratulations to Ehsan Hamzei, Kamal Akbari and Kimia Amoozadeh from the University of Melbourne for winning the BioGeoRef2021 mini-hackathon! The BioGeoRef2021 mini-hackathon was held on December 13th at the recent Spatial Data Science Symposium 2021. Participants were challenged to develop the most accurate method to georeference text locality strings that described the location at which biologicalContinue reading “BioGeoRef2021 Mini-Hackathon won by University of Melbourne Team”

PLATIAL’21 Next Week – links to papers

The PLATIAL’21 conference starts next Wed (or Thursday NZ time). We will be presenting a paper on place preference in New Zealand, exploring the question of what makes a place a favourite place: My Favourite Place – Exploring Reasons For Place PreferenceJohanna Richardson (Massey University, NZ), Kristin Stock (Massey University, NZ)https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5767178 Conference Summary People “live”Continue reading “PLATIAL’21 Next Week – links to papers”

Congratulations to Associate Professor Libby Liggins

Congratulations to Libby for her promotion to Associate Professor! Dr. Libby Liggins’ has an international research profile in the marine biodiversity sciences – from genomics to macroecology – and an established reputation for developing initiatives in support of research best-practice and to connect academic science with practical outcomes. Her research has a strong focus onContinue reading “Congratulations to Associate Professor Libby Liggins”

Georeferencing Hackathon at Spatial Data Science Symposium – win $250!

As part of the BioWhere project, we are leading a mini-hackathon at the upcoming Spatial Data Science Symposium. It will be held on line, so anyone can join. Come along and share your ideas about how to address this challenge! Title: BioGeoRef2021: Georeferencing Biological Locality Descriptions Tentative Date and Time: Tuesday 14th December 2:00 –Continue reading “Georeferencing Hackathon at Spatial Data Science Symposium – win $250!”

AI and the Future of Environmental Science: 1 hour workshop

This interesting event is being run by the TAIAO Project, University of Waikato. Join this online event to find out more about the work underway to enable the next level of data science to provide robust and fit-for-purpose tools and methods that are accessible and useful to researchers and practitioners across all areas of theContinue reading “AI and the Future of Environmental Science: 1 hour workshop”

ISCRAM Asia Pacific – New Dates

The second Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Asia Pacific regional conference (postponed from this year) will take place on 7-9 November 2022 at RMIT University in Melbourne, and online. There will be a geospatial track, so if you are doing any work with geospatial data and disasters, either research or practitioner, pleaseContinue reading “ISCRAM Asia Pacific – New Dates”