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2016 proclaimed as the International Year of Global Understanding

2016 to be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) “Building bridges between global thinking and local action” The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and International Council for Philosophy and Human Sciences (CIPSH) jointly announced today that 2016 would be the International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU). The aim [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:27+00:00 September 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on 2016 proclaimed as the International Year of Global Understanding

IGU Regional Conference 2015

The IGU Regional Conference, hosted by the Russian Geographical Society and being held at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (pictured) is underway.  Delegates from all over the world have descended on the campus for regular programme of scientific papers, in addition to which there are eight thematic lectures, eight keynote addresses, special days for schoolteachers, a youth programme, [...]

By | 2015-08-18T13:52:05+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Meetings, News|Comments Off on IGU Regional Conference 2015

Nepal earthquake claims life of renowned physical geographer Matthias Kuhle

Among the more than 6000 now known to have perished in the Nepal earthquake was Professor Matthias Kuhle, the world renowned glacial geomorphologist from the University of Göttingen.  Kuhle was accompanying a party of students on a field excursion at the time of his death. The students themselves were unharmed but traumatised and have returned to [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 May 3rd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Nepal earthquake claims life of renowned physical geographer Matthias Kuhle

La géographe Denise Pumain honorée du Trophée de la femme d’innovation

Les Trophées Femmes en Or récompensent tous les ans des personnalités féminines qui se sont illustrées dans différentes disciplines telles que l'Art, la musique, le sport, le monde de l'entreprise... Et l'innovation. Elle est la spécialiste de la géographie urbaine. Denise Pumain, 68 ans, s’est vue honorée du Trophée de la femme d’innovation, à l’occasion [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 December 18th, 2014|News|Comments Off on La géographe Denise Pumain honorée du Trophée de la femme d’innovation

EUROGEO CONFERENCE 2015: “Communicating Geography: serving our world” 21-22 May 2015

The 2015 EUROGEO Annual Meeting and Conference will be organised in conjunction with and hosted by the Turkish Association of Geographers (TAG), in Ankara on 21-22 May 2015. An optional field excursion to Cappadocia will take place all day on 23 May 2015. - See more at: http://www.eurogeography.eu/2015-meeting-and-conference/#sthash.ypEA4G02.dpuf Call for abstracts We invite contributors from all areas of [...]

By | 2015-01-13T07:06:42+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Meetings, News, Other Events|Comments Off on EUROGEO CONFERENCE 2015: “Communicating Geography: serving our world” 21-22 May 2015

Evaluating UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme: an IGU contribution

UNESCO commissioned Past IGU Water Sustainability Commission Chair Emeritus Professor Tony Jones (UK) and Steering Committee member Professor Frank Winde (South Africa) to undertake an evaluation of the seventh phase of the IHP, which ran from 2008 to the end of 2013. The IHP has become a major force in improving water resources management globally, [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 November 9th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Evaluating UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme: an IGU contribution

Volvo Environment Prize 2014 – another Geographer wins this prestigious award!

Following the success in 2013 of former IGU Vice-President Qin Dahe, the 2014 Volvo Environment Prize has again been awarded to a Geographer.  Professor Eric Lambin, is a remote sensing pioneer using advanced data collection and satellite images to understand land use and the influence of humans on the planet.  Eric Lambin is professor at [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 October 21st, 2014|News|Comments Off on Volvo Environment Prize 2014 – another Geographer wins this prestigious award!

News from the Festival International de Geographie St Die 201

The 25th annual edition of the International Festival of Geography was held at the beginning of October at its customary home in the French town of St Die des Voges.  IGU was represented by Past President Ron Abler and First Vice-President Dieter Soyez.  During the event Professor Anne Buttimer - also a Past IGU President [...]

By | 2015-01-13T07:07:15+00:00 October 19th, 2014|News, Other Events|Comments Off on News from the Festival International de Geographie St Die 201

IGU Geomorphology and Society Commssion

Under the leadership of Commission chair Professor JC Lin of National Taiwan University, the inaugural Geomorphology and Society meeting kicked off in Taipei Saturday with a three day field excursion to eastern Taiwan.  Twenty participants have been exploring a region where the combined forces of plate boundary tectonics, frequent typhoons and human activity have produced [...]

By | 2015-03-31T06:51:52+00:00 September 14th, 2014|News|Comments Off on IGU Geomorphology and Society Commssion

Arctic Research Partnership launched

Nancy Doubleday, of the Department of Philosophy, McMaster University, and HOPE Chair in Peace and Health, is pleased to share the recent announcement of the OceanCanada SSHRC Partnership led by Dr. Rashid Sumaila, of University of British Columbia. This interdisciplinary research collaboration includes 15 Canadian universities, non-governmental organizations, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The partnership [...]

By | 2017-05-19T08:08:28+00:00 September 5th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Arctic Research Partnership launched