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GIslands 2012 – 2nd Advanced International Summer School on GIS and Islands: Climate Change and Coastal Environmental Planning

05 – 11 August, 2012


GIslands 2012 is an International Summer School on Geotechnologies applied to Climate Change and Coastal Environmental Planning that will take place from 5 to 11 August 2012 in Azores, Portugal.

The Summer School is organized by the Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO-Azores) at University of the Azores, situated in the Azores archipelago.

In this 7-day course a diverse and multinational team of lecturers from Spain, United Kingdom, USA and Portugal will share their experiences and students will present their research related to Climate Change and Coastal Environmental Planning and learn through theories and hands-on experiences on how to apply Geotechnologies on Climate Change and Coastal Environmental Planning.

GIslands 2012 is open to local and international students (at Masters, PhD or Post-Doctorate levels) or professionals in the related fields of Marine & Coastal Sciences (MSP, Ocean Governance, Oceanography, Marine Biology, Marine Geology, Fisheries, ICZM, etc.) and Applied Geotechnologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, GPS). 

Participants are invited to present their work/case-study at the course and to apply for GIslands 2012 participation. The official language of the Summer School is English.


Important dates and contact details:

Short papers and abstracts should be submitted until the 15th June 2012

Acceptance results will be published the 30th June 2012

Contact: geografia[at]


For further information see


Venue: University of Azores, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal