[ok-scotland] Open Source, Geo and Health Workshop (#gecohealth) - 9th August 2011 in Edinburgh
nicola.osborne at ed.ac.uk
Wed Jun 15 11:14:53 BST 2011
I am currently working as part of a JISC funded project, the Geospatial
Engagement and Community Outreach programme (GECO), which is trying to
build connections between geo activities throughout the UK. As part of
this work we will be running a series of events concerned with the
relationship between geospatial information and other areas of interest
to the academic sector and broader public.
Our first GECO event will be a workshop entitled "Open Source, Geo and
Health" (http://open-geo-and-health.eventbrite.com/ - hashtag:
#gecohealth ) which will take place at Edinburgh Napier University on
9th August 2011 and is now available for booking!
This event will be looking at the intersections between open source, geo
and health - there are natural connections around fields of, say,
epidemiology but we think there is also much to explore here and have
several great speakers already confirmed:
Jenny Roe and Catharine Ward Thompson from the OPENspace Research Centre
(based at the Edinburgh College of Art and Heriot-Watt University) will
be talking about green space and mental well being.
Sergiusz Pawlowicz from the Centre for Geospatial Science at the
University of Nottingham witll be speaking about his work on
Participatory Health Surveys. And we hope to have speakers from Imperial
College London talking about Primary care perspectives on open source GIS.
We also have space available in the programme for contributions on open
source approaches to health and geo issues and would welcome your
thoughts, recommendations or ideas for discussions and workshops on
these topics. The event is open to all and free to attend. We will also
be blogging and tweeting throughout the event and would love you to join
in the discussion online even if you cannot make the workshop.
More information on the event can be found on the GECO blog:
And you can register here:
Please do pass on to relevant contacts or friends with an interest in
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