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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

Γεωπολιτική η οπτική των Εστιών Αστάθειας και Απειλών

Εικόνα του εξωφύλλου είναι μία παραλλαγή φωτογραφίας του βραβευμένου φωτογράφου Γ. Μπεχράκη  η οποίας δείχνει μία λέμβο μεταναστών στα τουρκικά παράλια κάτω από το είδωλο ενός ανατέλλοντος ηλίου, το οποίο θα μπορούσαμε να δούμε σαν μία από της σφαίρες ενός υποθετικού γεωπολιτικού νευτώνειου εκκρεμούς.

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Ανακοίνωση αποτελεσμάτων του πανελλήνιου μαθητικού διαγωνισμού ζωγραφικής με θέμα "Οι αναβαθμίδες καλλιέργειας στην Ελλάδα: παλιά, τώρα, για πάντα"

Η Οργανωτική Επιτροπή του Πανελλήνιου Μαθητικού Διαγωνισμού Ζωγραφικής που προκηρύχθηκε και διεξήχθη από το Τμήμα Γεωγραφίας του Πανεπιστημίου Αιγαίου και το Έργο LIFE TERRACESCAPE είναι στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσει τα βραβεία και επαίνους στους επιτυχόντες συμμετέχοντες. Συνδεθείτε με….

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Spatial Αnalysis: Theory and methods with programming language R

A comprehensive approach to spatial data analysis practices through geostatistical techniques and open source tools such as the R programming language.Spatial Analysis of phenomena has become increasingly important in recent years as we try to analyze complex phenomena that have a spatial characteristics. From mobile-phone antenna-locations to plant locations. Geostatistical analysis of spatial data, falls within a wide range of scientific fields providing answers which can not be given with conventional approaches.

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“Making terraces”: an electronic game on the terraces of the Aegean

An interactive electronic game entitled “Making terraces” has been developed in the frame of the project LIFE TERRACESCAPE. The game can be played by children aged between 7 and 15 years.Through the game children can learn about terraces for agriculture, a prominent element of the Aegean landscape. Following an itinerary through four islands –one separate island for each season, the player can be taught stories related to terraces, and at the same time collect stones and soil to build up his/her own terraces.

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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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