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Welcome to the latest newsletter of the European Association of Geographers (EUROGEO). This month we launch the SeaChange Project to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans with a partner kickoff meeting (see photo),  Members Elsevier are looking for Associate Editors for Political Geography. . Other stories include the launch of the Environmental Democracy Index, a request to contribute to the future development of the world's most famous map competition and an invitation to attend a free conference in Serbia. The newsletter also links to more than 200 items of Web news from June 2015.  

Seachange kickoff meeting

Are You A Political Geographer?

Leading journal Political Geography, published by EUROGEO members Elsevier, seeks two new Associate Editors, to start in January 2016. View details for these vacancies on the jurnal's home page at:

Political Geography journal

SeaChange: Protecting Our Oceans And Our Health  

EUROGEO is a partner in the SeaChange H2020 project that will address the challenge of raising European citizens’ awareness of the intrinsic links between the ocean and human health. The kickoff meeting was held in Plymouth UK. Press release  

SeaChange Project graphic

Conference: The "150 Year Anniversary Of Jovan Cvijić" 

The international conference to celebrate "150th Anniversary of the birth of Jovan Cvijić" will take place in Belgrade, from October 12th-14th 2015. For the First Call and Registration Form, visit The Conference is held without registration fees.

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Environmental Democracy Index Launched 

The first ever Environmental Democracy Index (EDI) has been launched. It offers new insights into the state of environmental democracy around the world and opportunities to use the tool to support reform. EDI measures how well countries’ national laws protect environmental democracy rights, such as the right of the public to freely access relevant and timely information, to provide public input and scrutiny in decision-making, and to seek justice before an independent and fair legal authority in cases of environmental harm or violation of rights. Visit the site at

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Future Of The Barbara Petchenik Map Competition 

After celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the competition, the Commission on Cartography and Children of the the International Cartographic Association are looking for ideas about how the competition could be improved. They aim to collect opinions for inclusion in a discussion document for the next meeting to be held in Rio de Janeiro during ICC 2015. To contribute your ideas, visit

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ISPRS Open Data Challenge 

Smart cards have been widely used in mass transit fare payment systems. They produce large quantities of AFC (Auto Fare Collection) data. The ISPRS open data challenge 2015 aims at promoting research and excellent work on open data, and encourages creative ideas. Winners will be invited to attend the conference in China and win other prizes. For more information and to register by June 30, visit

ISPRS Open Data Challenge

In case you missed it .... 

Video Competition: One World Vision for the Blue Planet deadline August 1
MOOCs - Massive Online Open Courses let you study geography from home over summer and at your own pace
Learning for Sustainability: Developing a personal ethic, MOOC starting now

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Other Geography News 

This newsletter brings you access to a collection of geographical news from social media, newspapers and latest research. There are news items on Climate, Environment, Human, Economic and Physical Geography.. The news also includes some of the latest free publications to download and teaching resources. More 

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