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

Article published in the newspaper ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ

Article published in the newspaper ΤΟ ΒΗΜΑ (Sunday edition, BHMA SCIENCE, 3 July 2022) regarding a Citizen Science activity by members of the Laboratory of Biogeography and Ecology, carried out in Arnaia, Chalkidiki, in the frame of the European project LIFE 4 POLLINATORS.

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LIFE TERRACESCAPE Final Conference, 30 June 2022

The Conference, to be held in the frame of the project LIFE TERRACESCAPE (LIFE16 CCA/GR/000050, http://www.lifeterracescape.aegean.gr/) aims at informing local and national authorities about the achievements of the project (2017-2022).

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Maritime spatial planning in the Mediterranean area: challenges, perspectives and priorities 12.05.2022 | 19.30 - 21.30 (EEST)

In recent years, maritime spatial planning has attracted the interest especially of scientists and staternadministrations as it is now a widely accepted vision of a development process.

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New Developments in Urban Governance: Rethinking Collaboration in the Age of Austerity

This book, the result of an international research project, explores the traits of austerity urbanism in eight cities, centring on the themes of Rescaling, Collaborative Governance, Political Resistance, Cultural Diversity and Migration.

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Drystone School of Andros Island, Greece, 12-19 March 2022

The Drystone School of Andros Island was concluded with high spirit and enthusiasm albeit the external difficulties (extremely bad weather, covid-19 etc.). The School was installed at the ancient path connecting the new paved road (near the Holy Trinity chapel) with the Archaeological Site of Ancient Zagora. A total of ca. 100 m of walls were demolished and rebuilt along the free stone wall fencing the path which is now halfway restored (ca. 1000 m out of its ca. 2000-m entire length).

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The miraculous wild bee world of the Last Eden

This is an interview of Theodora Petanidou to Giorgos Lialios (Kathimerini newspaper) inspired by the talk she has delivered to the Special Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection of the Greek Parliament on 20/01/2021.

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Drystone: The traditional art of stone braiding, nowadays a shield to detain the impacts of climate crisis

Theodora Petanidou’s inteview to cyclades open on the subject of the Project LIFE TERRACESCAPE with emphasis on the 1st Drystone School of Andros carrie dout in November 2021 and on other environmental issues related to the Aegean and its inhabitants of today.

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Landscape and Tourism, Landscapes of Tourism

This collective volume engages with contemporary scientific advances in the interdisciplinary scientific area of Landscape and Tourism. It represents the product (special issue) of a series of research studies published in the journal Land, aiming to enhance interdisciplinary dialogue on the multifaceted and complex relationship Landscape-Tourism, highlighting pertinent contemporary issues and future challenges, and establishing the significance of development of relevant theory, epistemology, empirical application, policy and ethics.

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Δελτίο Τύπου: Εγκατάσταση Έξυπνων Συσκευών Καταγραφής Περιβαλλοντικών τιμών, στο κτίριο του Επιμελητηρίου Λέσβου.

Την Πέμπτη 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2021 το Εργαστήριο Χωρικής Ανάλυσης, Συστημάτων Γεωγραφικών Πληροφοριών και Δορυφορικής Τηλεπισκόπησης (SAGISRS), του Τμήματος Γεωγραφίας, του Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου, εγκατέστησε στο κτίριο του Επιμελητηρίου Λέσβου, 'έξυπνες συσκευές' (θερμοκρασία, υγρασία, ποιότητα αέρα, κ.α.).

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