As you set out for Ithaka
Hope the voyage is a long one.
Keep Ithaka always in your mind.
Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey.
And if you find her poor, Ithaka won’t have fooled you.
|Translated by Edmund Keeley/Philip Sherrard|
C. P. Cavafy, “The City” from C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems. Translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Translation Copyright © 1975, 1992 by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. Reproduced with permission of Princeton University Press.
Source: C.P. Cavafy: Collected Poems (Princeton University Press, 1975)
|– Original Greek Poem|
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council is offering two post-doc positions with a reasonably good entry salary (£32,548) plus £13,000 funding for research expenses.
Interested? Do not hesitate to send me an email to explore possibilities (more info):
just a gently reminder that the abstract submission deadline for the 3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference is approaching very fast… have you submitted your abstract yet?
The 3rd Virtual Geoscience Conference (VGC) provides a meeting place for researchers and industry members at the forefront of technological developments and latest applications of geomatics and visualization tools in the geosciences. This year, the bi-anuual conference will be held in Kingston (Canada) and is being organized by an incredible team at Queens University, BGC and the Geological Survey of Canada. Interested?
We are looking forward to reading your latest virtual-geoscience-themed abstracts. Submissions must be made using the online submission page.
We are excited to have four keynote speakers confirmed for VGC 2018:
1) Dr Nick Hedley, Director of the Spatial Interface Research Lab, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
2) Dr Joseph Wartman, Director of Natural Hazards Reconnaissance Facility at the University of Washington, USA.
3) Dr Regula Frauenfelder, Physical Geographer at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.
4) Dr Helen Reeves, Science Director for Engineering Geology & Infrastructure at the British Geological Survey.
Short Course and Field Trip
We will be offering a short course on remote sensing applications to geohazards research and a local field trip exploring the local geology of the Kingston area on August 22nd, 2018. More details can be found on the VGC short course page. Participants can also register on the conference registration page.
Hi to everyone,
I have some more good news to share with you, there is a new lecturer in Engineering Geology at the Institute of Applied Geosciences at the University of Leeds that you might know… Please, have a look at my new position on this institutional website.
I acquired a series of academic responsibilities in our master degree in Engineering Geology during this and forthcoming years, such as being the module leader of “Hazards, Resilience and Sustainable Engineering” , supervise several smart students during their dissertation projects, collaborating during the fieldwork in Cyprus, establishing new collaborations with my great colleagues at the School of Earth and Environment and continue with my exciting research avenues, that’s great!
I’ll keep you updated,
All the best,
I would like to share with you the new website of the RESPONDER project, a five years ERC grant (2017-2021) leaded by Dr. Poul Christoffersen and prof. Bryn Hubbard. The project is aiming to resolve subglacial properties, hydrological networks and dynamic evolution of ice flow on the Greenland Ice Sheet and I am contributing on tasks related with the acquisition and treatment of 3D point clouds generated using time-lapse cameras and drones.
The RESPONDER team consists of an international group of scientists, primarily at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge (including Dr. Poul Christoffersen [PI], Dr. Marion Bougamont, Dr. Antonio Abellan, Tun Jan “TJ” Young, Tom Chudley and Samuel Cook) and the Centre for Glaciology at Aberystwyth University in Wales (Bryn Hubbard [Co-PI] and Dr. Sam Doyle). You can find some more details about the team members here
Take a look at the excellent website, and do not hesitate to follow us in twitter.
As a recently appointed member of the editorial board of Computers and Geosciences journal, I would like to share with you the new open-source policy that I totally support:
Computer code availability: For each software-accompanied submission, a compulsory software availability section is requested. Open-source code is both a way of ensuring reproducibility and an incentive for the distribution and re-use of research software.
New submissions should provide the following information: Name of code, developer and contact address, telephone number and e-mail, year first available, hardware required, software required, program language, program size, and details on how to access the source code.
Public repository: Upon acceptance of the manuscript, program code files will be placed on the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) server for public access.
Interested? Take a look at the complete guide for authors here
I would like to share with you the new website of the RockModels project, a three years project (2017-2019) lead by profs. Jordi Corominas and Nieves Lantada from the Technical school of Catalonia (UPC).
This new scientific journey, as the logical continuation of the RockRisk project (2014-2016), will provide more effective tools and algorithms for predict and prevent rockfalls. Interestingly, the project is involving several entities interested in the project results, which have committed to participate in annual monitoring meetings, in order to facilitate an excellent transfer of knowdlege to practitioners and other interested stakeholders.
Needless to say, I am proud to continue collaborating all these years with this excellent work team, including my friends and colleagues of the UPC (Jordi Corominas, Nieves Lantada, Josep Gili, Josep Moya, Felipe Buill et al.) and the University of Twente: Olga Mavrouli.
Take a look at the excellent website, and do not hesitate to follow the project in ResearchGate (to be added soon) and comment/contribute there.
As a warm-up, here I leave you a screen-capture of the project website, enjoy! 🙂
More and more journals are now inviting authors to deposit their data to data repositories as part of the manuscript submission process (see for instance the editorial and policy of Nature on this respect and the interesting story of the editor in chief of the Journal of Geophysical Research).
In this line, Mendeley has recently launched Mendeley Data, a cloud-based repository to store scientific data and ensuring it is easy to access and cite… Interested? take a look to their website: https://data.mendeley.com/, and feel free to contribute with your data 🙂
Editorials are clearly aligned with this aim, and Elsevier has recently become a signatory to Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines in order to gain transparency, open sharing, and reproducibility, as recently claimed here.
I will be participating as a member of the scientific committee on the forthcoming annual conference of the UK Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry Society, to be held in London from 5th to 8th September this year in the Department of Earth Science & Engineering, at the Imperial College London. After working in the UK for almost a year now, I believe this will be an excellent opportunity for networking at national level. Conference themes will be dealing with topics including: UAV technology and science, Close range measurements, laser scanning & LiDAR, Ground deformation, change and SAR, Geosciences, Ice and fire, Oceans and atmospheres, Land surface science, Spectral & hyperspectral science, Hazard, risk & insurance, Structure from motion & remote site investigation, etc…. are you interested in coming? You can find some details on the image below, just feel free to submit an abstract 🙂
Also, you will find all the information here: http://www.rspsoc.org.uk/index.php/rspsoc-events/rspsoc2017.html