ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ EUROGEO - 2022: 5-6 ΜΑΪΟΥ 2022

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, after a year of operation, is incorporating new maps that present regional statistics for the 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.

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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

Χωροταξικός Σχεδιασμός - Εννοιολογικά ζητήματα, μεθοδολογικές διευκρινίσεις και εφαρμογές

The book presents a critical overview of the framework of spatial planning in Greece during its twenty years of implementation. It focuses on the need for spatial planning to be a priority policy, to ensure a decisive role in the development model of the country, and to be a key parameter of a modern democracy. Spatial planning should not be treated as an inactive policy, or a bureaucratic obligation of the state which, however, has neither the political will, nor the necessary means to implement it. Finally, the need for the development of spatial thinking in Greece is emphasized.

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Lesvos, one of the first research observatories of the LTER network established in Greece

LTER (Long-Term Ecosystem Research) is an international network supporting long-term ecosystem research. Lesvos Biodiversity Observatory is one of the first eight observatories established in Greece so far.

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Theodora Petanidou Terraces for agriculture – an itinerary through the cultural fields of the Aegean, and the Mediterranean Terracescape – Broken Hill Publishers LTD, 2021, pages 116

A concise book on the terraces of the Aegean, which was written as part of the educational material in the frame of the project LIFE TERRACESCAPE: Employing land stewardship to transform terraced landscapes into green infrastructures to better adapt to climate change (LIFE16 CCA/GR/00050).

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“Jim Lewis” research publication award on austerity urbanism

The paper explores the traits of austerity governance and social policy in the city of Athens during the turbulent last decade.

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Celebratory event of Landscape Research Group

Celebratory event of Landscape Research Group and discussion panel in honor of Professor Yi-Fu Tuan, with the title “The Legacy of Yi-Fu Tuan”, 10/12/2020, Organizer: Theano S. Terkenli, Department of Geography, University of the Aegean. Panelists: Nicholas E. Entrikin, Tim Cresswell, Karen Till, Paul C. Adams, Theano S. Terkenli and Yi-Fu Tuan.

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