EuroSDR Short Course in Photogrammetry
Giu 24–Giu 26 giorno intero
EuroSDR Short Course in Photogrammetry @ Faculty of Science, Charles University

Organisers: EuroSDR (European Spatial Data Research); Institute for Photogrammetry University of Stuttgart; Faculty of Science, Charles University


Within the last few years, significant changes in photogrammetric systems and production happened. This is most obvious from the sensors side: oblique imaging has been introduced and latest closely integrated LiDAR/imaging sensors became commercially available. UAV-based data acquisition continuously supplements traditional large-format mapping. All this has also induced significant changes in the data processing: from traditional georeferencing to integrated approaches, from stereo to multi-view constellations, from LiDAR versus Dense-image-matching to integrated solutions, from 2.5D point clouds to real 3D meshes.

The course will provide a comprehensive overview of this recent changes and the current state-of-the-art. The first part will focus on the basic principles to refresh the knowledge of participants not so familiar with the theoretical background in photogrammetry and computer vision. In the second part, most recent procedures and further developments are discussed.

Various examples from practical applications and hands-on lessons illustrate the theory.

Topics tackled:

Collinearity concept, General camera model, Bundle Adjustment, Accuracy considerations, Structure-from-Motion, Image matching / Tie point transfer, GNSS & GNSS/inertial supported AT, Direct georeferencing, integrated sensor orientation, advanced sensor orientation methods

Projective Geometry, Homography, Dense Stereo Image Matching, Multi-View Systems, Range Image Fusion for 2.5D and 3D Model Generation

Target Group:

Staff of national mapping agencies, public authorities, other organisations and private companies dealing with photogrammetric production.

Lectures and tutorials will be held by Prof. Norbert Haala and Dr. Michael Cramer from the Institute for Photogrammetry, University of Stuttgart.

Tuition Fee:


You can register >>here<<.

The number of participants is limited to 30. Registration will close on 31st May 2019 or immediately once all course places are allocated.

Hotels nearby the venue:

Hotel 16 – U Sv. Kateřiny
Park Inn Hotel Prague 2
U Šemíka
Clarion Hotel Prague City

Transport from/to the airport

Taxi – approx. 40 min. If there is no heavy traffic, price about 20 EUR (520 CZK)

Public transport
You can search connections on from the station
“Terminál 2” to “Albertov”; the ticket price is 32 CZK (~ 1.3 EUR)
You can use e.g. Bus no. 119 to “Nádraží Veleslavín”, the Metro line A to “Můstek” (the Metro exit in the direction “Václavské náměstí” and “Vodičkova street”), Tram No. 24 or 14 to “Albertov”.

For further information, please contact Markéta Potůčková ( and/or the EuroSDR Secretariat (

Gran Paradiso Summer School on “Fundamental Processes in Earth System Dynamics”
Lug 8–Lug 17 giorno intero
Gran Paradiso Summer School on "Fundamental Processes in Earth System Dynamics" @ Gran Paradiso National Park, Piemonte, Italy

The international Gran Paradiso Summer School on “Fundamental Processes in Earth System Dynamics” is organized by the Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources and by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the Italian National Research Council, in collaboration with the Gran Paradiso National Park. The school ideally continues the tradition started with the “Alpine Summer School”, since 1994.

Presentation of the Course

The Critical Zone (CZ) is the support system for all terrestrial ecosystems, extending from unweathered rock to the top of any vegetation canopy. In the CZ, physical, biological, geological and hydrological processes interact at multiple temporal and spatial scales, creating complex ecosystem dynamics and providing essential services such as soil water retention, weathering and erosion control, carbon sequestration, and regulation of water, energy and biogeochemical cycles, to name a few. In 2007, the U.S. National Science Foundation funded a set of now nine Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs). In Europe, a small ensemble of CZOs has been established, with strong links to the European Long-Term Ecological Research Network.

This 9-day- long summer course intends to provide basic knowledge about the functioning of the Critical Zone and its relationships with ecosystem dynamics, focusing on aspects related to hydrology, soil geochemistry and weathering, vegetation dynamics and distribution, microbiota, biodiversity, ecosystem processes, CZ-relevant geological processes and the role of the CZ for achieving sustainable development goals. The course will consider in-situ data, long-term ecosystem research, chemical and isotopic laboratory analyses, remote sensing observations and numerical modeling, and it will include three days of field lectures, experimentation and excursions to study sites and CZ observatories in the Italian Alps.

The course is intended for Doctoral students, post-docs and researchers who are working or intend to work on Critical Zone processes and ecosystem dynamics. Lectures will be held in the main lecture hall of the Grand Hotel of Ceresole Reale in the Gran Paradiso National Park.

The directors of the Course 2019, ” Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics across Space and Time”, are

Timothy White, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Antonello Provenzale , Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, CNR, Pisa, Italy

The Course will be held from the morning of July 08th to the afternoon of July 17th, 2019 at the Conference Center in the Grand Hotel in Ceresole Reale (Piedmont, Italy) in the Gran Paradiso National Park, Piemonte, Italy. Participants will be lodged in the Grand Hotel and other close hotels in Ceresole. Transportation will be arranged from Torino to the school and back on July 7th and on July 18th respectively. The transportation page has more info.

The school has no registration fee. The cost of full board lodging (including all meals) for 11 nights, from June 6th evening to July 18th 2019, is 760 euro in a room shared with other participants, and 1090 euro for a single room (please note that only a limited number of single rooms is available). The lodging cost will have to be paid directly to the hotel during your stay. Hotel rooms have been booked in advance by the school and will be assigned to participants after the registration deadline of May 15th, 2019.

Deadline for applications is May 15th, 2019.

If you need more information, please contact the Scientific Secretary at ilaria.baneschi AT

Hands-on GIS for Earth Scientists
Lug 8–Lug 12 giorno intero
Hands-on GIS for Earth Scientists @ Utrecht University - Faculty of Geosciences

his course is a hands-on course on GIS: 2 weeks of practical’s in the GIS Lab of the faculty of Geosciences. The following topics will be covered: Working with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcInfo) and Spatial Analyst, Modelbuilder and Python, automatic DEM extraction of stereo aerial photographs using Erdas Imagine eAte, Mobile GIS / GPS data collection, local and global datasets, and poster making.

In this “hands on” course the emphasis lays on working with GIS and existing spatial datasets (national and global) together with a theoretical embedding. The software used is ESRI ArcGIS desktop, pcraster. ERDAS/IMAGINE, Lastools.

Introduction to GIS theory, including data (types, projections), analyses (vector/raster), mapping.

General software training using parts of the ESRI virtual campus courses and more specific instructions on software and data.

Mapping exercises with existing data. Study areas will include fieldwork study areas

GPS data collection.

At the end of the course participants will present a poster with all the data of a topic of their choice.

Development of Transferable Skills

Hands-on training GIS.

Poster making: A0 poster
Technical skills: using the computer programmes ESRI platform, ErdasImagine. lastools, pcraster, introduction python.

Course director

Drs. Maarten Zeylmans Van Emmichoven

Course aim

Learning the theoretical fundamentals of geospatial data analysis
Learning practical hands-on skill for the use of GIS
Mapping with ESRI ArcGIS desktop
Collecting and processing of field data using mobile device and portable instruments


Course fee
€ 560.00
Housing fee
€ 350.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School


There are no scholarships available for this course

More information


Application deadline: 01 June 2019
AAPG Iceland GeoTour
Ago 4–Ago 11 giorno intero
AAPG Iceland GeoTour @ Reykjavík, Iceland
Course Content

We have planned an incredible 6-day adventure to Iceland in the summer of 2019 that is a perfect blend of culture and geology that should appeal to anyone who enjoys traveling. We will start our journey on the Reykjanes Peninsula where we will explore the effects of modern tectonic rifting and take the afternoon to enjoy the world famous Blue Lagoon Spa. Next, we will tour Reykjavik which serves as the cultural and political capital of Iceland. On subsequent days, we will visit the Golden Circle and modern volcanic activity around Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull. At the mid-point of the trip there will be an exciting excursion to the Westmann Islands to see a modern day Santorini and to catch a glimpse of the rare and adorable Puffin birds. The final days of our trip will be spent hiking a glacier, boating across a breathtaking iceberg lagoon, and appreciating the glacial forces at work in southern Iceland.

Some of the highlights will be relaxing in the world famous geothermal Blue Lagoon Spa, visiting the Golden Circle which includes Gullfoss waterfall and Tingvellir cultural site, exploring Reykjavik and its heritage museums, taking a guided hiking tour of an actual glacier, traveling to the Westmann Islands and seeing the Puffins, boating across a glacial lagoon, appreciating vast volcanic landscapes, and sinking toes into the black sand beaches of Vik.

There will be several memorable geological experiences because Iceland is a geologist’s paradise with mountains, glaciers, and volcanoes around just about every turn. If you forced us to name our favorite ones, those would be the crossing between tectonic plates, the glacial hike at Skaftafell and the excursion to the Westmann Islands. We’re confident that every day will boast extremely memorable geological experiences.

Iceland offers some of Earth’s most pristine and exotic landscapes created by tectonic, volcanic, and glacial forces. Almost nowhere else on Earth can you experience all three with such amazing access. Furthermore, we might catch a glimpse of Puffins and possibly even whales while along the southern coast of Iceland.

Iceland was settled by Viking explorers in the late ninth century and then by Norwegians in the early tenth century. We will visit the Viking and Icelandic National Museums that chronicle this amazing history. Perhaps the most stunning cultural experience will be exploring Thingvellir where one of the world’s oldest parliaments convened for almost 900 years. We also believe that spending a day in Reykjavik among its people and shops will be extremely memorable

EUGEN2019 meeting
Ago 5–Ago 11 giorno intero
EUGEN2019 meeting @ Stovyklavietė "Baublio krantas"

On behalf of EUGEN association we are delighted to invite you to the 24th annual meeting for geoscience students (EUGEN) held from 5th -11th of August in beautiful region of Lithuania – Varėna, Alytaus district, Ilgai lake campsite.

During this meeting, you will have an opportunity to meet new people from different fields of geosciences whilst camping on a lake shore and to learn a bit about geology of Lithuania.

We will be conducting several geological excursions and a cultural one. You will also have the chance to participate in the traditional and super fun GEO Olympic Games. At evenings topical scientific presentations from lectors specializing in the geoscience of Europe will be conducted.

Those, who decided to take part, just need to have their own sleeping bags and tents.

Thinking of attending EUGEN for the first time or are you a veteran? We would like to hear what interests you have in geosciences and about geoscience in your country.

Looking forward to see you in Lithuania!

Best regards,

EUGEN Orgateam 2019





Scopriamo l’EUGEN <3


Scuola di Vulcanologia ‘Bruno Capaccioni’
Ago 26–Ago 30 giorno intero
Scuola di Vulcanologia 'Bruno Capaccioni' @ Bolsena

Altri dettagli sono disponibili sul sito:


Studenti universitari di corsi di laurea triennali e magistrali in discipline geologiche o affini.

Euro 220 (vitto e alloggio).
Spese di viaggio da/per Bolsena a carico dei partecipanti.

Tra i partecipanti verranno assegnate una o più borse di studio da IAVCEI e AIV.

Da utilizzare per l’ottenimento di un numero di crediti pertinente presso i rispettivi Corsi di Laurea

Domanda di partecipazione (da scaricare dal sito + Autocertificazione degli esami svolti e titolo della tesi di laurea.

15 Giugno 2019

AIC International Crystallography School 2019
Ago 29–Set 3 giorno intero

The AIC International Crystallography School 2019 offers an intensive course in Crystallographic Information, covering the extraction, dissemination and use of scientific knowledge from the structure determination experiment to database-driven discovery.

Download the AICS2019 First Circular
Download the poster of AICS2019
There is a traditional hierarchy of components of understanding: data, information, knowledge, wisdom (the DIKW model). In a way, crystallographic information is the component that bridges the gap between the raw experimental data and the global knowledge bases represented by the Protein Data Bank, Cambridge Structural Database, International Centre for Diffraction Data, Inorganic Crystal Structure Database, Crystallography Open Database etc. It is typically thought of in terms of publications in the scientific literature, but in fact it is more than that. It includes the characterisation and understanding of the raw data collected in an experiment, an account of the methods applied to process and analyse those data to infer a structure, and a quantification of the extent to which features of the model should be trusted or treated with caution. In an era when crystal structure determination is considered routine and is often largely automatic, a critical appreciation of the quality of the results is increasingly important. This school will teach students to respect their raw data, extract the most reliable information they can, and disseminate that information in a complete and verifiable manner. In this way they will contribute to the sum total of scientific knowledge with rigour and integrity. Crystallographic wisdom is outside the scope of this course.

The AIC International Crystallography School 2019 is held as a satellite event of the 5th MISCA (Meeting of the Italian and Spanish Crystallographic Associations), Naples, 4-7 September 2019.

EUROVOLC Summer School – Understanding sub-surface volcanic processes
Set 2–Set 6 giorno intero
EUROVOLC Summer School - Understanding sub-surface volcanic processes @ Linguaglossa (Catania)

H2020 EUROVOLC organizza l’ETNA SUMMER SCHOOL sul tema:

Understanding sub-surface volcanic processes

La scuola, che si terrà a Linguaglossa (Catania) dal 2 al 6 settembre 2019,  è indirizzata a dottorandi e post doc.

Tutte le informazioni relative ai temi trattati e alle modalità di partecipazione sono disponibili all’indirizzo: .

Le richieste di partecipazione potranno essere inoltrate entro il 20 Aprile 2019, utilizzando il formulario online disponibile all’indirizzo

Informazioni sul progetto EUROVOLC sono disponibili all’indirizzo

IGG-CNR partecipa al progetto con attività che riguardano i Trans National Access (accesso ai laboratori delle sedi di Pisa e Pavia), i Virtual Access (accesso alla Petroteca della sede di Pisa) e i Database Geochimici e Vulcanologici (sede di Pisa).


EUROVOLC Summer School – Understanding sub-surface volcanic processes

2-6 September 2019
(arrival 1 Sep, departure 7 Sep)
Linguaglossa (CT)
on the shoulders of Mount Etna

The school is aimed at young scientists at PhD and Post-PhD level. The participants will be selected on the basis of the relevance of the course for their current research activities.

The students will be introduced to mul -parametric modelling, data analysis and interpretation, and modelling of the sub-surface volcano dynamics. The school includes 2 days of frontal lessons, 1 day of excursion on Mount Etna visiting the multi-parametric monitoring stations, and 2 days of practical activities by the students in analyzing, processing and interpreting real data from Mount Etna. An icebreaker party will be held on September 1 at h20:00. A social dinner will be held on September 3. Each student will be asked to bring a poster on their current research activities, that will be on display for the entire duration of the school.  All participants should bring their own laptop.

Chris Bean, Alessandro Bonforte, Stefano Branca,  Fabrice Brito, Flavio Cannavò, Antonio Caracausi, Daniele Carbone, Rosa Anna Corsaro, Gilda Currenti, Cinzia Federico, Filippo Greco, Francesco Guglielmino, Paolo Papale, Eugenio Privitera, Giuseppe Puglisi, Gilberto Saccoro, Laura Sandri, Jacopo Selva, Freysteinn Sigmundsson.

There are no registration fees. Each student shall pay a contribution to the true costs, amounting to a forfeit of 490 euros to be paid on-site, inclusive of accommoda on in double room, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, icebreaker party, social dinner, school materials, transfer from/to Catania city or airport at scheduled  mes, and additional transfers during the school days. The excursion on Mount Etna on Sep 4 costs addi onal 30 euros, to be payed on-site to the service providing company.

Deadline for registration: 20 April 2019 I
Information on acceptance: 5 May 2019
Registration available at:

EUROVOLC (European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology) is a EU/H2020 project aimed at promoting an integrated and harmonized European volcanological community able to fully support, exploit and build-upon existing and emerging national and pan-European research infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures of the European Supersite volcanoes. For this purpose, EUROVOLC will carry out Networking and Joint Research activities, and offer Transnational and Virtual Access to the main European Volcano Observatories and Volcano Research Institutions. Summer schools are the most relevant EUROVOLC teaching initiative addressed to young scientists.


Summer School on Speleothem Science
Set 11–Set 17 giorno intero
Copernicus Remote Sensing Techniques in Forestry
Set 16–Set 20 giorno intero
Copernicus Remote Sensing Techniques in Forestry @ entro di Formazione Sperimentazione e Innovazione Vittorio Tadini

L’Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (IREA-CNR) in collaborazione con Associazione Italiana di Telerilevamento (AIT), European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories (EARSeL), Laboratorio di Geomatica GESAAF Università di Firenze, DISAFA Università di Torino, ITHACA Torino, e-GEOS spa Roma, Federazione ASITA, Programma Copernicus (EU-ESA) nell’ambito del progetto ERASMUS+ EO4GEO, organizza la Scuola Estiva dal titolo: COPERNICUS Sentinels: Remote sensing techniques in forestry.

ARGOMENTI: i contenuti sono focalizzati sull’utilizzo dei satelliti Sentinel 1, 2 e 3 del programma EU-ESA Copernicus e delle più recenti missioni (ad es. Cosmo/SkyMed) e tecniche RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems) per applicazioni in ambito forestale per mappatura, supporto alle politiche di salvaguardia, analisi multitemporali, servizi eco-sistemici a differenti scale. Gli argomenti includono: mappatura delle tipologie forestali (con casi di studio ed esercizi pratici) utilizzando dati diversi di Osservazione della Terra, supporto agli inventari forestali, analisi ecosistemi agro-forestali, acquisizione dati a grande scala tramite RPAS.

La Scuola è aperta a tutti coloro che intendono apprendere, espandere ed approfondire la conoscenza e le capacità nel campo dell’Osservazione della Terra, nel caso specifico in ambito forestale.

La partecipazione è limitata ad un massimo di 20 studenti, in aula informatica, con proprio laptop, con utilizzo di SNAP tool ed Earth Engine per accedere ed elaborare i diversi dati telerilevati.



Referente: Mario Angelo Gomarasca CNR – Istituto per il rilevamento elettromagnetico dell’ambiente Via Alfonso Corti 12, 20133 Milano +39 02 23699291
Modalità di accesso: a pagamento
Vedi anche:
Call Summer School 2019 ‘ COPERNICUS Sentinels: Remote sensing techniques in forestry ‘
Application form Summer School 2019 ‘ COPERNICUS Sentinels: Remote sensing techniques in forestry

QUANDO: Dal 16/09/2019, ore 12.30 al 20/09/2019, ore 13.30

DOVE: Centro di Formazione Sperimentazione e Innovazione Vittorio Tadini, Loc. Vignazza 15, Fraz. Cariga Podenzano (Piacenza), Italy






Scientific Diving School Panarea
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