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AGI-S Annual Event – Programme Available

February 16, 2015 Leave a comment

BulbThe programme for the AGI Scotland Annual Event is available to view online. Many of you have already secured your place to attend the event – but there is still an opportunity to book. With less than two weeks left until the event and limited venue capacity don’t leave it too late.

The event is part of the Geo:The Big 5 Event Series for 2015. Last year the feedback on the quality of the content and a forward looking programme leading on new opportunities for geospatial was incredibly well received.

We continue to maintain this high standard in this year’s programme, with plenary speakers Chris Stark, Andy Kerr and Stuart Monro. They are joined by a range inspirational speakers, showcasing the potential for geospatial in Smart Energy with examples that can be applied to a range of sectors and areas of interest.

The full programme is available now to view.

Network with your peersWhether you are working in Smart Energy, or you are simply a practitioner looking to keep up your professional skills, look for new ideas and expand your professional network this is an event not to miss.

The AGI Scotland annual event is the key event for geospatial professionals on the calendar in Scotland. Join us to continue your support of the AGI in 2015.

 

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Smart Energy 26 Feb: Announced Plenary Speakers

February 10, 2015 Leave a comment

BulbWith not long now until our Annual Event, we’re pleased to provide a little more information about the day. Geo:The Big5 established a step change in the content of AGI 2014 events and this continues into 2015. Whether you are working directly in an energy related role or not, the agenda brings together interests from all sectors as we champion the benefits that geographic information can bring to new markets and will be an inspiring start to our 2015 programme.

Our plenary speakers are real experts in their field and are also keen to join with us on 26 February to explore the role of GI in Smart Energy.

ChrisPhotoChris Stark is head of the Scottish Government’s Electricity Division, managing the Scottish renewable energy strategy, energy consents and the operation of the energy market in  Scotland.  He previously headed the Strategy Unit, the Scottish Government’s central strategy team.  Chris joined the Scottish Government in 2009, following an early career in Whitehall.  He has wide experience in economic policy making, following work in HM Treasury and the  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

 

Andy_KerrAndy Kerr became the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation’s Director in December 2010. A leading figure in the areas of low carbon policy and implementation, Andy uses his extensive experience of working with governments, businesses and academics to drive the strategic and practical development of the Centre. Previously, Andy worked in the private sector in the emerging international carbon and biofuel markets, working with companies to develop both strategic and practical management responses to emerging opportunities and legislation.

 

StuartMonroProfessor Stuart Monro is a prominent Scottish geologist and science communicator. He graduated in Geology from Aberdeen University in 1970 and then received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh while embarking upon a lengthy career with the British Geological Survey, making a number of distinguished contributions to the understanding of the geology of central Scotland and the application of geology to environmental issues. He was instrumental in establishing Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, the science centre and visitor attraction which opened in 1999 as a major Millennium Project that serves to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the earth.

In addition to the plenary presentations, we have a fantastic range of speakers demonstrating the latest thinking and case studies in applications of geographic information. The agenda includes time for networking, our annual event is a great opportunity to make valuable connections or catch up with existing contacts.

Booking is open, with significant discount available for AGI Members. We look forward to seeing you on 26 February!

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AGI Scotland Annual Event: BOOK NOW!

February 4, 2015 Leave a comment

Smart Energy, 26 February 2015, at Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

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With a theme based around geographical information in the context of Smart Energy, this year’s event promises to shed light on the critical role of the GI profession in an area significant to all of us, the supply of energy.

Offering the traditional unique opportunity for networking with GI professionals from across all Scottish sectors (and beyond), the event is hosted by AGI Scotland in partnership with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

As the capacity of the Edinburgh Carbon Innovation Centre is limited, make sure you avoid disappointment by booking soon!

 

AGI Geo the Big FiveThe core focus of this year’s AGI Scotland Big 5 event is security of future energy supply and the need for a new approach to sustainable energy production. Key subjects covered by speakers will include understanding citizen needs alongside environmental and policy challenges  – key variables in a field that is highly dependent on a detailed geospatial understanding.

The case studies and speakers will demonstrate techniques and understanding that can be transferred and applied to a range of areas.

Plenary Speakers Announced:

Chris Stark is Head of the Scottish Government’s Electricity Division, managing the Scottish renewable energy strategy and the operation of the energy market in Scotland.  He previously headed the Strategy Unit, the Scottish Government’s central strategy team.  Chris joined the Scottish Government in 2009, following an early career in Whitehall.  He has wide experience in economic policymaking, following work in HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Professor Stuart Monro is a prominent Scottish geologist and science communicator. He graduated in Geology from Aberdeen University in 1970 and then received his PhD from the University of Edinburgh while embarking upon a lengthy career with the British Geological Survey, making a number of distinguished contributions to the understanding of the geology of central Scotland and the application of geology to environmental issues.

Announced Session Speakers include:

  • Andy Seaton – Scottish Government Heat Map
  • Ciaran Higgins (Derryherk) – Energy Master Planning
  • Paul Georgie (GeoGeo) – Low Carbon Living
  • Veronique Morel (Ecometrica) – Modelling for Biomass potential
  • David Howard (CEH) – A landscape view of energy
  • Vin Sumner – City-zen, Serious gaming
  • Bob Gatliff (BGS) – Unconventional gas
  • Jelte Harnmeijer (JHI) – Low Carbon energy solutions

Further speakers and the full programme will be announced shortly.

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AGI Members receive significant event discounts. Find out about AGI Membership.

Our principal partners – ESRI and Ordnance Survey – are sponsoring this event. We’re delighted to also recognise the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation as a Gold Sponsor and Sterling-Geo as Silver Sponsor.

Sponsorship opportunities are available across the Geo:The Big 5 event series for 2015.

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

EEO/AGI Scotland Seminar: “VGI and Citizen Science: what we know and what next?” Prof Muke Haklay, UCL

January 12, 2015 Leave a comment

EOO1415This week’s EEO-AGI(S) seminar will be given by Prof. Muke Haklay, Professor of Geographical Information Science, University College London.

The seminar will take place THIS Friday 16th Jan at 4.30pm in the Old Library, Geography Building, Univ. of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP.

Also a reminder that following all EEO-AGI(S) Seminars are AGI Geo-Drinks for informal professional networking held from 5.45 in Teviot Library Bar, Bristo Sq, EH8 9AJ. All welcome – please do come along and meet colleagues and fellow AGI members.

We look forward to seeing you all at 4.30.

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

Smart Energy – Geo:The Big 5 Call for Speakers

December 10, 2014 Leave a comment

energyFollowing on from our highly successful 2014 Geo: The Big 5 event series, the AGI is delighted to announce that the first of the 2015 series is now open for content submission.

Smart Energy will be held in Edinburgh on 26 February 2015. Hosted by AGI Scotland, in partnership with the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, we will focus on the security of future energy demands.

Sustainable supply requires a new approach. The grid itself needs to become smart, in addition to new technology managing demand. Understanding the needs of the citizen alongside environmental and policy challenges are key. All are highly dependent on a detailed geospatial understanding.

This is a wide topic with huge scope for some fascinating insight. The call for speakers is now open and the event committee would welcome submissions via the online form.

Delegate booking will open shortly. Please hold the date and look out for further details being announced shortly.  In 2014 we had a record turn-out for our annual event and we expect this year to also be incredibly popular, early booking will be essential.

Sponsorship opportunities are available across the Geo:The Big 5 event series for 2015.  Contact David Reay for further details.

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EEO Seminar: “A fresh look at the object-field dichotomy” – Prof. Mike Worboys, Univ. of Greenwich

December 4, 2014 Leave a comment

EOO1415This week’s EEO-AGI(S) seminar will be given by Prof. Mike Worboys of Professor of Spatial Informatics, School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, University of Greenwich and Honorary Professor here in GeoSciences at Edinburgh.

The seminar will take place THIS Friday 5th Dec at 4.30pm in the Old Library, Geography Building, Univ. of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP.

Also a reminder that following all EEO-AGI(S) Seminars are AGI Geo-Drinks for informal professional networking held from 5.45 in Teviot Library Bar, Bristo Sq, EH8 9AJ. All welcome – please do come along and meet colleagues and fellow AGI members.

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events

EEO/AGI(S) Seminar: “The behavome: the next frontier in environmental exposure modelling?” – Prof Clive Sabel, Univ. of Bristol

November 12, 2014 Leave a comment

EOO1415This week’s EEO-AGI(S) seminar will be given by Prof. Clive Sabel, Chair in Quantitative Geography, University of Bristol.

The seminar will take place THIS Friday 14th Nov at 4.30pm in the Old Library, Geography Building, Univ. of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP.

Also a reminder that following all EEO-AGI(S) Seminars are AGI Geo-Drinks for informal professional networking held from 5.45 in Teviot Library Bar, Bristo Sq, EH8 9AJ. All welcome – please do come along and meet colleagues and fellow AGI members.

Seeing you all at 4.30.

Categories: AGI Scotland, Events
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