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Google Scholar have just released the 2014 Citation Index- ranking Journals for the h-index 2013.

The remote sensing journals are here (under engineering?) and the top three are:

 

1. Remote Sensing of Environment 75 98
2. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 65 90
3. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 39 56
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Teagasc & the RDS have been running a series of lectures on Global Issues around Food security. The last of these is Next Tuesday 1st of July, in the Mansion House at 6.30pm where minister of ag Simon Coveney will talk on  “Ireland’s Response to Global Grand Challenges in Agriculture & Food”. Its a topic very relevant to the EO community as climate and food are the main divers in new EO applications from Copernicus and the context for much of the RS funding coming down the line.

To resister for the free event got to:

https://events.conferencepartners.ie/ei/getdemo.ei?id=226&s=_6KW0ZDQ0R

 

 

 

 

 

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Phd in hamburg

Phd scholarship in remote sensing/ climatology in hamburg university ( great town)
http://www.uni-hamburg.de/uhh/stellenangebote/wissenschaftliches-personal/CliSAP_22-06-14.pdf

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The best, most comprehensive (i.e. lists some Ive never heard of!) list of free remote sensing and GIS I’ve so far come across. Courtesy of the UN space office, no less:

http://www.un-spider.org/links-and-resources/gis-rs-software

 

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I attended a very interesting workshop on risk during the week – hosted by UCD. One of the topics that came up was the draft national risk assessment that’s been created by the government.

the full doc can be found here- makes interesting reading:

 

http://www.merrionstreet.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Draft-NRA-2014.pdf

 

 

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http://www.sigte.udg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/GISOpportunities_Horizon2020.pdf

 

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ILMO is a recently completed two-year project that attempted to map agricultural land

use change for the accounting of GHG exchanges. Using new OSI mapping products

(Prime 2) and novel optical and radar satellite techniques, land use categories have

been assigned to individual fields. The workshop will present the new methodologies,

maps for the trial counties of Sligo and Longford and outline the next steps for

landcover/landuse research in Ireland with the launch of the TaLAM (Toward

Landcover Accounting and Monitoring) project.

The workshop is aimed towards those with an interest in:

• Mapping agriculture

• Land use and land use change

• Remote Sensing techniques for overcoming cloudy conditions

• GHG accounting

The workshop is limited to a maximum of 45 participants.

Partners of the EPA funded Irish Land Mapping Observatory (ILMO) project will hold a

workshop discussing their final results at the Teagasc Kildalton College campus

(Piltown, Co. Kilkenny) from

10:00 – 14:00 on Friday, 20th June 2014.

To reserve a place or for

further information, please contact Fiona Cawkwell–

 

f.cawkwell@ucc.ie

 

ILMO end-of-project workshop 20th June 2014.

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