International Summer School “Geo-computation using free and open source software” – Matera 2019

Matera, 3th – 7th June 2019 (Registration is still ongoing, apply soon.)

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will be closed when 25 participants have completed registeration. Therefore, we encourage participants to register ASAP. A waiting list will be established if registration exceeds 25 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
    500 EURO or 445 GBP for students (Masters and PhDs)
    1000 EURO or 890 GBP for Post-Docs, Researchers, Government Employees, Private company Employees.

* 3 fellowships are dedicated to students from the University of Basilicata as compensation for hosting the event. Nonetheless to ensure their presence along the full course they have to pay 100 EURO and in case of entire presence for the 5 days courses the registration fee will be waived by returning the 100 EURO. Keep in touch with Tushar Sethi ( for the payment procedure.

For payment, please use one of the following options:

  • Transferwise:
    Create an account in Transferwise using and send from participant-currency to GBP. Using the  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 ( for details. You can link you Transferwise account with your bank or use a credit card. Thansferwise is the cheapest option if you are outside of the EURO or GBP area! 


  • Bank transfer:
    EU-based bank transfers in EURO to EURO can be made by using the following details:

    • Account Holder: Spatial Ecology
      Account number: IBAN  DE70 7001 1110 6050 8514 33
      Address: Handelsbank, Elsenheimer Str. 41, München 80687, Germany


  • Bank transfer:
    If you or your institution prefers a direct bank transfer from EURO (or your currency) to GBP to spatial-ecology UK bank account get in touch with Tushar Sethi ( for details.


  • PayPal:
    In your PayPal account, select the option Send & Request, enter the email, 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 EURO to EURO!! transfer 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

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 under Schengen visa in time for the Summer School.

Refund policy

A written request for registration cancellation must be e-mailed to 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.