We are hosting a kick-off workshop on Monday 3 Sep 2018 to officially open our new research network, the Bell Edwards Geographic Data Institute (BEGIN).
The aim of the institute is to bring together all staff, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students in the School of Geography & Sustainable Development who work with geographic data and to provide a platform to promote collaboration, teaching and outreach. The Institute will encompass such varied disciplines as Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, Glaciology, Sedimentology and Palaeoecology and the kick-off workshop will showcase the work that we do in these areas.
We are delighted that the institute will be opened by the Principal of the University of St Andrews, Prof Sally Mapstone. We are further delighted to confirm a keynote address by Prof Mike Batty from the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College London, as our first iPOWER speaker of the 2018/19 academic year and the first BEGIN speaker ever.