NSF Advisory Committee on Environmental Research and Education Survey Notice

The National Science Foundation Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education (AC-ERE) is looking for your assistance. This committee is charged with providing guidance on future research directions across the Foundation in the over the coming decade. The Advisory Committee has recently published an outlook report, America’s Future: Environmental Research and Education for a Thriving Century,…
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Call for Innovations: The New York Student Data Challenge

The City of New York and Citymart have launched the Student Data Call for Innovations (CFI) to find data scientists and enthusiasts that can help build new data models and predictive tools to accurately project future public school student population trends and changes in communities. The Challenge New York has seen unprecedented growth in recent…
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NSF to Host Webinar on Smart & Connected Communities Solicitation

The National Science Foundation would like to make the geography and spatial science communities aware of the Smart and Connected Communities (S&CC) solicitation (NSF 16-610).  The competition expects a significant social and behavioral component to be contained in the proposals and will likely be of interest to many geographers. There will be a webinar about this…
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Association News

Noam Chomsky To Receive AAG Atlas Award in Boston

Chomsky The American Association of Geographers has selected Noam Chomsky as the recipient of its 2017 AAG Atlas Award, the association’s highest honor. The AAG Atlas Award is designed to recognize and celebrate outstanding, internationally-recognized leaders who advance world understanding in exceptional ways. The image of Atlas bearing the weight of the world on his…
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AAG to Feature 3 Themes at Annual Meeting in Boston

Each year, the AAG identifies a few themes for its Annual Meeting to help focus discussion and provide a fresh and engaging structure to the conference program. Current themes include: Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century - Glen MacDonald’s Presidential Opening Plenary: Bread and Water in the 21st Century will keynote this theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Geographies of Bread and Water in the 21st Century Wheat harvest in Gujarat, one of the top 10 wheat-producing states in India. Due to recent aridity, India may need to import some five million metric tons of wheat in 2016-17. (Photo courtesy of Glen M MacDonald) Burgeoning global…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Mainstreaming Human Rights in Geography and the AAG Nearly all geographers are concerned about human rights, and in their personal and professional lives seek meaningful ways to act on these concerns and values. The AAG and the discipline of geography intersect with human rights in numerous ways. During…
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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience

Call for Papers — AAG Featured Theme Uncertainty and Context in Geography and GIScience: Advances in Theory, Methods, and Practice Uncertainty and context pose fundamental challenges in geographic research and GIScience. Geospatial data are imbued with error (, measurement and sampling error), and understanding of the effects of contextual influences on human behavior and experience…
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Grants & Awards Received

Geoffrey Martin Receives the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography

The AAG Review of Books (AAGRB) is proud to announce the selection of Prof. Geoffrey Martin’s monumental book, American Geography and Geographers, as the inaugural recipient of the Humboldt Book Award for Enduring Scholarship in Geography. The award was selected from all of the books reviewed during the first four years of the AAG Review…
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GISCI Announces 2016 Fall Exam Test Period

The 2016 next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical Knowledge Exam® as a part of the GISP Certification has been scheduled for December 3-10, 2016,  and will be administered by PSI Online through their worldwide testing facilities in a computer based testing (CBT) format. The next testing window for the GISCI Geospatial Core Technical…
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