Community Seismic Network and Earthquake Early Warning Webinar by Professor Monica Kohler

At this webinar on 10:00 AM on 7th of October, Research Professor Monica Kohler from California Institute of Technology will talk about her vision and project development on Community Seismic Network and Earthquake Early Warning. Her project is about a low-cost dense seismic network.  Please see the attached flyer for more details. When: 7th OctoberContinue reading “Community Seismic Network and Earthquake Early Warning Webinar by Professor Monica Kohler”

Two Funded PhD Scholarships in Machine Learning and Geospatial Science Available

We have two funded PhD scholarships available on the BioWhere project. PhD 1 will focus on the development of methods to parse natural language text and will then use a range of machine/deep learning methods to georeference location descriptions from biological collections, including those held by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. A strong technical (computerContinue reading “Two Funded PhD Scholarships in Machine Learning and Geospatial Science Available”

Congratulations to Yasir on passing his PhD examination

Congratulations to Syed Yasir Imtiaz in passing his PhD examination. In his project, Yasir designed and developed a Knowledge-Centered Decision Support System (KCDSS) using a computer-based impact assessment framework to assess the functionality of Critical Infrastructure (CI) networks by modelling their interdependencies. More details on Yasir’s work can be found here. Congratulations Yasir!

NZ GIS for Emergency Management (NZGIS4EM) Annual Meeting

NZGIS4EM 2021 AGM/SIG: 29 September 2021 We’re very pleased to invite you to the second virtual NZGIS4EM AGM and Special Interest Group (SIG) from 9 – 10.45am on 29 September 2021. There are presentations lined up on the recent West Coast floods, Wellington Lifelines, Taranaki’s Geospatial Strategy, strategies to solve addressing struggles in damage assessments,Continue reading “NZ GIS for Emergency Management (NZGIS4EM) Annual Meeting”

Northern Regional Council Summer Studentships

The Northern Regional Council is offering summer studentships in the following areas: Freshwater Ecology (2 positions) – assist in ecological monitoring of rivers and streams, freshwater fish monitoring, macroinvertebrate sampling and more. Coastal Monitoring – assist in plan and conduct assessments of dune health, monitoring of marine plastic and litter, intertidal shellfish survey and ecologicalContinue reading “Northern Regional Council Summer Studentships”

GIScience Conference Online 27-30 September

The GIScience conference is being held online this year, so is easy to join from New Zealand. Registration is 100 euros, or 40 euros for students. Click here for more info. Collaboratory staff have a full paper in the conference, entitled Automated Georeferencing of Antarctic Species. Authors: Jamie Scott, Kristin Stock, Fraser Morgan, Brandon WhiteheadContinue reading “GIScience Conference Online 27-30 September”

MBIE Funding Success: BioWhere

Collaboratory members Dr Kristin Stock (PI) and Prof Jon Procter have been successful in winning NZ$1 million in MBIE Smart Ideas funding for the project BioWhere: Developing Methods to Georeference New Zealand’s Biota from Text. The project will develop automated methods to georeference textual descriptions from biological collections, and will develop a self-learning gazetteer containingContinue reading “MBIE Funding Success: BioWhere”

Dr Libby Liggins appointed to committee of World Data System of International Science Council

Congratulations to Dr Libby Liggins for her appointment to the Scientific Committee of the World Data System! Libby will be the youngest member of the Scientific Committee and the first representation of the Southern Hemisphere and for the Biological Sciences.

Check out our virtual seminars

Check out our archive of virtual seminars covering all things geospatial! Internationally reknown scholars such as: Professor Muki Haklay from UCL, on crowdsourcing and citizen science. Associate Professor Molly Brown from University of Maryland and Dr Jessica McCarty from Miami University on combining data mining and geospatial methods for mapping peri-urban agriculture. Professor Matt DuckhamContinue reading “Check out our virtual seminars”