The somecon-team and Accessibility Research Group send their greetings from an autumn kick-off in Lohjanjärvi, Southern Finland!
The two-day getaway included intensive brainstorming, goal-setting, mushroom-picking and listening to the silence of the lake.
The upcoming academic year is anticipated to be interesting with new papers coming out, new people joining the team and interesting activities (conferences, teaching, workshop) coming up.
Accessibility Research Group and SoMeCon project is actively present in this years Mobile Tartu Conference. Tuuli gives a keynote on the use of social media data on mobility studies, Henrikki presents our works in Kruger National Park (SA) with social media data and Olle tells about dynamic accessibility modelling in urban environments. Vuokko is our guerilla poster representive! Greetings from Tartu!
SomeCon-group spent the past week at the 19th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science in Helsinki, Finland. Enrico and others presented a poster on using social media data for analysing spatio-temporal patterns and nature-based preferences of people in national parks. Social media was a hot topic at the conference alongside with other sources of user-generated spatial information. Thanks to all fellow GIScientists for interesting presentations and discussions!
Other work in AGILE from the Accessibility Research Group can be found here!
Vuokko Heikinheimo, Henrikki Tenkanen, Enrico Di Minin and Anna Hausmann at the 19th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science, June 2016 in Helsinki
Great news from the Academy of Finland! Somecon researcher Enrico Di Minin has been granted funding for his postdoctoral research project: “Investigating illegal wildlife trade: Innovative approaches to inform global conservation policy”.
Somecon group travelled to Kruger National Park in South Africa. The purpose of the trip was to give a workshop (see programme and materials) to our collaborator SANParks personnel and researchers about using social media data to support conservation planning and to participate to the 14th Annual Savanna Science Network Meeting where we had a session about social media.
Hello world here we are, supporting conservation science with social media data.