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SDS Board of Directors Nominees - election coming soon

posted Sep 19, 2017, 4:28 PM by Timothy L. Nyerges   [ updated Sep 19, 2017, 4:31 PM ]

Nominations for Board of Directors positions closed August 31.

The nominees are:
Michael Flaxman, Geodesign Technologies Inc.
Sean Gordon, Portland State University
Piotr Jankowski, San Diego State University
Naicong Li, Esri
Tim Nyerges, University of Washington
Keith Reynolds, US Forest Service
Xinyue Ye, Kent State University

Election will take place in October using electionbuddy.com
Stay-tuned for an email to cast your vote.

UCGIS Research Challenges

posted Apr 1, 2016, 11:29 AM by Sean Gordon   [ updated Mar 12, 2017, 3:27 PM by Timothy L. Nyerges ]

The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) called for submission and presentation of trans-disciplinary research challenges in Geographic Information Science in conjunction with their 2016 symposium. The SDS Board submitted a proposal about developing a spatial decision support framework for sustainability (SDSFS). SDSFS integrates, synthesizes, and elucidates among geographic information science (GIScience), decision science, and sustainability science, and thereby addresses a grand challenge that is key to informing a variety of complex societal problems.  Each of the above research areas has abundant interdisciplinary applications, but in terms of information science, each has evolved with a distinct ontology (core concepts and their relations) and epistemology (methods that enable information processing). A common framework is meant foster integration of findings for transdisciplinary research and its application to management practice, particularly in relation to decision support that includes vulnerability, risk, resilience and/or sustainability management. The SDSFS would thus act as a transdisciplinary bridge among diverse perspectives about coupled human-natural systems, human-environment relations, hazards-receptor systems, global environmental change and sustainable development, which generally can be referred to as sustainable systems.

The full document submitted is available here.

Welcome

posted Mar 13, 2016, 6:35 PM by Sean Gordon

Welcome to the new SDSC website...

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