Matera 2020 Registration: International Summer School in “Geo-computation using free & open source software”

Matera, 1 – 5 June 2020

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be closed when 25 participants have enrolled. 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 via Eventbrite
  • Pay the registration fee:
    500 EUR
    or 430 GBP or 560 USD for students (Masters and PhDs)
    1000 EUR or 860 GBP or 1120 USD for Post-docs, Researchers, Government employees, Private sector employees.

You will be considered registered ONLY when the registration fee has been PAID IN FULL* in one of the above fee categories, we have received your completed questionnaire and Eventbrite 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.

*Payments and registration will be considered incomplete if a payment received is less than the exact amount stated above. We cannot take responsibility for any transfer charges or currency conversion costs.


For payment, please use one of the following options:

  1. TransferWise (https://transferwise.com):
    Create an account in TransferWise using https://transferwise.com/u/giuseppea101 and send from your home currency to GBP (to use the GBP option ask Tushar Sethi t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net for Spatial Ecology’s bank details) or EUR (see EUR account details below) or USD (see USD account details below). Use the link https://transferwise.com/u/giuseppea101  for a commission-free transfer. You can link your TransferWise account with your bank or use a credit card. Transferwise is the simplest and cheapest option if you are outside the EUR or GBP area!

      • EU-based transfers from any currency to EUR can be made using the following details:

    Account Holder: Spatial Ecology
    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): TRWIBEB1XXX
    Account number: IBAN BE46 9670 2668 2036
    Address: TransferWise Europe SA, Square de Meeûs 38 bte 40, Brussels, 1000, Belgium

      • From any currency to USD, payments can be made using the following details (for US-based bank transfers / USD-USD payments, see ‘bank transfer’ section below):

    Account Holder: TransferWise FBO Spatial Ecology
    Bank code (SWIFT / BIC): CMFGUS33
    Account number: 8310052672
    Wire transfer number: 026073008
    Routing number (ACH or ABA): 026073150
    Address: TransferWise, 19 W 24th Street, New York, 10010, United States

  2. Bank transfer:
    You can pay by bank transfer through one of the following options:
    • US-based bank transfers: Use ‘Zelle’ or other domestic bank transfer methods to send your payment to our US bank details provided in the section above.
    • For Eurozone countries, use the IBAN BE46 9670 2668 2036 and send EUR to EUR free of charge.
    • If you or your sponsoring institution can only pay by bank transfer from any other currency to Spatial Ecology’s UK bank account (GBP only), contact Tushar Sethi (t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net) for details.
      • Please note that banks can charge high transfer fees that are not always apparent and exchange rates must be accounted for, as well.
      • You must therefore ensure that any bank charges are paid separately and not deducted from the transfer amount.
      • We must also receive the full amount stated in your fee category after your bank factors in their foreign exchange rate.
      • If there is a shortfall in the course fee received, we will request you to clear the outstanding balance by making another payment, which will incur further costs for you or your sponsor. Therefore, please refrain from using the bank transfer option as far as possible.

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 on a Schengen visa 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 by 15 April 2020, you will receive a refund of the registration fee after deducting a processing fee of GBP 100. We will retain 60% of the fees if a cancellation request is submitted after 15 April 2020, unless a candidate from the waiting list is able to replace the withdrawing candidate.

University of Basilicata Students
3 fellowships are dedicated to students from the University of Basilicata, in appreciation for hosting Spatial Ecology’s workshop. A deposit of EUR 100 by each applicant is due at registration as a commitment to full attendance during the 5-day course. The entire amount will be returned at the end of the course but any unauthorised absence will result in the deposit being forfeited. Please contact Tushar Sethi (t.sethi@spatial-ecology.net) for payments.