ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΓΕΩΓΡΑΦΙΑΣ: ΜΕΤΑΦΕΡΕΤΑΙ ΣΤΙΣ 19-21 Απριλίου 2021

The Department

Since 1994, the Department of Geography of the University of the Aegean, the first Department of Geography in modern Greece, offers programs of undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Geography, responding to the call of our contemporary times for the academic training of scientists and professionals with geographical analysis knowledge and skills for the management of the multidimensional environmental, social and economic problems of modern societies.

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'COVID-19_Regional_Labour': Αn online Dashboard for Regional Statistics for Coronavirus COVID-19 in Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Spain

The 'COVID-19_Regional_Labour' dashboard, now entering its fourth month, is incorporating new maps that present regional statistics for the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic!!! The dashboard presents and visualizes data for Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Portugal and Malta, currently covering the nuts-2 level regions of all Southern EU states -with the exception of France which is pictured on a nuts-1 level. It includes certain useful indices, such as the per capita shares, while it aspires to an in-depth study of the impact of COVID-19 upon (youth) employment. Regional data revealing the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown, and later on of the easing of restrictions upon employment, youth unemployment and the NEETs are eventually incorporated -more to come as soon as they are published.

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Fire App Fights Wildfires with Data

Every second counts when combating a wildfire. Time lost can result in devastating loss of life or property. The University of the Aegean in Greece developed the VENUS-C Fire app, featuring Bing Maps, Microsoft Silverlight, and Windows Azure to determine the daily wildfire risk and fire propagation in the vulnerable island of Lesvos during its dry season. The university team generates a visualization of environmental factors each morning for the island’s fire management team, who then use the app to determine optimal resource allocation across the island for the day.

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Recent Activities

Tracing the Mediterranean city: Urbanism, planning and governance in metropolitan Athens

Chorianopoulos, I. & Pagonis, T. (2020).rnrnThe book draws from the Mediterranean City thesis to discuss current urban trends and challenges in metropolitan Athens.

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Conference “France-Greece: exchange of experiences in regional planning”

Conference “France-Greece: exchange of experiences in regional planning”,rn took place on October 15 at the Amphitheater of the French Institute in Athens.rnThe presentations are recorded on the link https://diavlos.grnet.

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Article in the newspaper "Kathimerini" by Prof. Kostas Kalabokidis and Prof. Rania Tzoraki

Algae and sand dunes are not the enemy of our beaches: These days, with the opening of the beaches, we observe the use of heavy machinery, bulldozers and small tracked vehicles to remove vegetation and algae, the "clearcut" leveling of the sand, the removal of sand dunes and the installation of sun umbrellas and other temporary constructions.

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Safeguard for the future of the Aegean

Having realized the first impacts of climate change, recently we became aware that terraces in the Aegean have functioned for thousands of years as “green infrastructures”, regulating climate and water economy, preventing erosion, smoothening the intensity of natural phenomena and disasters. They constitute, therefore, a safeguard for the future of the Aegean, even without further expenditure, with their re-greening as the only requirement.

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Bees, the fundamentals of life

We know too few things about the bees of Greece, the real wealth we inherited by nature and enriched by the biodiversity-friendly land management our ancestors employed. Rescued by wise generations though keen observation and good luck this wealth is waiting to be discovered and next generations to adore it fearlessly, with passion.

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