Photos UNIBAS Matera, Italy | June 2018

Course material preparation
Icebreakers
Full class at the course!!
Full class at the course!!
Dr. Giuseppe Amatulli explain basic concept of programming
Dr. Giuseppe Amatulli explain multi core programming in bash using xargs!
Dr. Longzhu Shen setting the base for python programming
Dr. Longzhu Shen explain the how to use the GDAL API in python
Dr. Francesco Lovergine advance programming in python
Dr. Aneta Florczyk show the use of Global Human Settlement Layer
Matera by night
Matera by night
Social dinner
All the course participants.

Useful Information – Berkeley – 2018

Event Location:

The course is being hosted at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS) at the University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. BIDS is located in room 190 of the Doe Library on U.C. Berkeley’s campus next to the Memorial Glade.

lat/long: 37.8726717, -122.2600023

Accommodation:

Attendees can choose from a large range of Air BnBs or hotels within the East Bay. Accommodation in either Berkeley or surrounding towns (Emeryville, Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, etc.) is likely most convenient. Attendees are advised to identify accommodation early, as affordable accommodation in the SF Bay Area can be found but takes time.

Travel Information:

The easiest way to reach Doe Library on U.C. Berkeley’s campus is the Bay Area Regional Transit (BART) system. The BART is an affordable train system connecting major cities within the Bay Area. The lines are easy to navigate, and the “Downtown Berkeley” station is within a 10 minute walk of Doe Library.

Additionally, the BART system connects to both the San Francisco (SFO) and Oakland (OAK) airports. Travel from the airport to your place of accommodation is convenient using both the BART and either a bus or Uber/Lyft (abundant in the Bay Area).

Registration Berkeley 2018

International Summer School: Geo-computation using free and open source software

Held at the University of California, Berkeley, the course is being organized by Data Science for the 21st Century (an interdisciplinary, data science training program at U.C. Berkeley), and Geospatial Innovation Facility, (venue at  Berkeley Institute of Data Science).

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will be closed when 24 participants have completed registeration. Therefore, we encourage participants to register ASAP. A waiting list will be established if registration exceeds 24 participants.

The course Registration Fee includes 35 hours of class training, student supervision, course material in digital format, lectures, sample data, a Linux Virtual Machine with all the software installed.

In order to register, all participants have to:

  • Register here
  • Pay the registration fee
    185 GBP or 250 USD for students (Masters and PhDs) affiliated with University of California, Berkeley*.
    370 GBP or 500 USD for students (Masters and PhDs) NOTaffiliated with University of California, Berkeley.
    740 GBP or 1000 USD for Post-Docs, Researchers, Government Employees.
    1110 GBP or 1500 USD for professionals affiliated with private and public companies and  multilateral organizations.

* Students from University of California, Berkeley benefit from the lowest fee rate and have 10 places reserved, as the university is hosting the event

For payment, please use one of the following options:

  • Transferwise: https://transferwise.com
    Create an account in Transferwise using https://transferwise.com/u/giuseppea101 and send from participant-currency to GBP. Using the https://transferwise.com/u/giuseppea101  link you can get a free commission transfer. You will need the spatial-ecology UK bank account that you can get by writing to Tushar Sethi (t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net) for details. This is the cheapest option! 
  • Bank transfer:
    US-based bank transfers in USD can be made by using the following details:

    • Account Holder: Spatial Ecology
      Account number: 8310052672
      Wire Routing Number: 026073008
    • ACH Routing Number: 026073150
      Address: TransferWise, 19 W 24th Street, New York, 10010, United States
  • Bank transfer:
    If you or your institution prefers a direct bank transfer from USD to GBP to spatial-ecology UK bank account get in touch with Tushar Sethi (t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net) for details.

 

  • PayPal: https://www.paypal.com
    In your PayPal account, select the option Send & Request, enter the email info@spatial-ecology.net, then type the relevant amount and change the “Paying for an item or service” to “Send to Friend and Family” (see example on the right). For the lowest service fees, use the USD to USD!! transfer option. For example if you are paying from a paypal USD account, you should have a $3 fee for $500  transfer, which is the lowest option. We will not accept payment done under “Paying for an item or service” or different from the option set on the right example. If you do not see the option “sending to a friend” opt for transferwise or bank transfer. Consider that that pay with credit card using paypal is quite expensive we suggest to link your bank account to have low transfer fee.

 

You will be considered registered only ONCE the registration fee has been paid, we have received your completed questionnaire, your registration form AND we have sent you a confirmation email. If you encounter problems, please get in touch with  Tushar Sethi at  t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net.

Visa requirements: Before paying the registration fee, please check your visa requirements and account for visa issuance wait times, ensuring that you are able to travel to USA in time for the Summer School.

Refund policy

A written request for registration cancellation must be e-mailed to t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net. If registration cancellation is requested before 1 July 2018, you will receive a refund of the registration fee after deducting a processing fee of GBP 100. We will retain 60% of your fees if a cancellation request is submitted after 1 July 2018, unless a candidate from the waiting list is able to replace the withdrawing candidate.

Registration procedure Matera 2018

In order to register, all participants have to:

  1. Register here
  2. Pay the registration fee
    500 EUR or 440 GBP  for Student (including Masters and PhDs).
    1000 EUR or 880 GBP for Professional (private & public companies, university Post-Doc and PhD students enrolled in EU institution & International Organizations). Payments can be made via the methods below.

    • PayPal:
      In your PayPal account, select the option “Send to Friend and Family”, enter the email info@spatial-ecology.net and then type the relevant amount. If a “Paying for goods or a service” option is visible, do NOT SELECT it.This is the most cost-effective transaction option for you and us.
    • Bank transfer:
      Bank transfers can be made in two ways. Contact Tushar Sethi for bank account details (email: t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net).

      1. Using your bank: If sending money by bank transfer, please ensure that GBP 440/GBP 880  is sent to our account, net of any bank charges. Do not make the transaction in EUR. We encourage people from UK to use this option that does not have transfer commission.
      2. Using https://transferwise.com: This is the best option for low-fee transactions and it ensures that the right amount arrives on time.

Visa requirements:  Before paying the registration fee, please check your visa requirements  and account for visa issuance wait times, ensuring that you are able to travel to Italy in time for the Summer School.

You will be considered registered only ONCE the registration fee has been paid, we have received your completed questionnaire, your registration form AND we have sent you a confirmation email. If you encounter problems, please get in touch with  Tushar Sethi at  t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net.

3 fellowships are dedicated to students from the University of Basilicata as compensation for hosting the event. The University will select the 3 candidates. Spatial-Ecology will reserve these three fellowships until  31 March, 201