CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS: Deadline to apply for a grant to participate in the HSenSIG Training School: April 10th


HSenSIG – Human Sensor and Geographic Information Systems for Disaster Risk Management
Venue: University of Coimbra (Portugal)
11-15 May 2015


The school will enable the training of the participants, through lectures given by experts and workshops, to produce valuable VGI for Disaster Risk Management, giving the trainees feedback on the quality of their outcomes. It will also enable the testing of methodologies on data collection with the trainees. This will enable the expansion and enrichment of the community that may be engaged constructively in mapping Disaster Risk Management.

Specific Outputs and Outcomes

1) Produce a publication to provide reference material for volunteers to act as human sensors for Disaster Risk Management;
2) Enable the testing of methodologies to improve the volunteers’ performance;
3) Enlarge the community of potential contributors with valuable information for Disaster Risk Management.

Invited speaker:
Dr. João Porto Albuquerque  (Dep. of Computer Systems, Inst. of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of São Paulo, Brazil)

Dr. Alberto Cardoso (Dep. of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Dr. Cidália Fonte (Dep. of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal)
Dr. Norman Kerle (Faculty of Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands)
Dr. Sonia Sousa (Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia)

Twenty grants of 750€ are available for the trainees to apply to.
The reception of applications for the available grants is open between the 25th of March and the 10th of April. Applications should be sent to Cidália Fonte by e-mail ( and must include:
–    CV (clearly indicating academic situation, affiliation, country of the affiliation institution and gender);
–    Letter of motivation.


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