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Sunday, November 16th, 2008

2009 Great Places Awards Call for Entries

PR – The Great Places Awards seek entries of exemplary work, inviting participation from a range of design and research disciplines, recognizing projects whose significance extends beyond any one profession or field. Projects should emphasize a link between research and practice, demonstrating how an understanding of human interaction with place can inspire design.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Abstracts Sought for Two URISA Conferences

PR — URISA is currently seeking abstract submissions for two of its specialty conferences, both taking place in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Foster + Partners Selected for Excellence in Construction in the Gulf Region

PR – Foster + Partners has been honoured with the title, “Architect of the Year”, in the inaugural Gulf State Building Awards, announced on 13 November at a ceremony in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Celebrating the highest standards in the region’s construction industry, entries were invited from companies working in the six member states of the

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Limitless Invites Bids for Phase Two of Arabian Canal

PR – Limitless is inviting construction firms to bid for the second phase of earthworks on Arabian Canal, its US$11 billion waterway, it was disclosed today (Tuesday). The contract will involve the excavation of around 300 million cubic metres of earth along an 8.5 kilometre stretch of the Canal’s route. It follows the appointment last

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Sweden: Ministry of the Environment – Organisation and Responsibilities

PR – The Ministry of the Environment works to achieve sustainable development. The riches of nature must be used in way that will enable us to hand over a world in balance to our children and grandchildren. Priority areas in the Government’s environmental policy are action to respond to climate change, support for technology with

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Czech Flags Raised Over ESA

PR – A historic event took place at ESA sites across Europe today – flags of the Czech Republic were hoisted alongside those of ESA’s other Member States, officially symbolising the country becoming ESA’s 18th Member State.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Building Environmental Monitoring Systems with SensorSA

PR – Sensor Service Architecture (SensorSA) developed by SANY IP ( allows building of complete Environmental Monitoring Networks (EMNs) from standard-compliant components. On February 11th – 12th February 2009, SANY IP will organise a hands-on training for developers and service providers of in-situ Environmental Monitoring Networks.

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Online Seminar – OGC Data Quality Working Group

PR – Seb Lessware from 1Spatial is Chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium’s (OGC) Data Quality Working Group. He will be hosting a free, 30-minute, online seminar on 25th November 2008. This is open to anyone (OGC and non-OGC members) with an interest in geospatial data quality.

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

WeatherBug Launches New Weather Application for Google’s Android Phone

PR — WeatherBug, a leading provider of live, local weather information for consumers and professional users, today announced the launch of its advanced mobile weather application for the Android phone. Available through the Android Market on the T-Mobile G1 phone, WeatherBug’s new ad-supported Android application delivers precise neighborhood-level streaming weather information and images for thousands

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Breakthrough: IRENA To Be Founded in Early 2009

PR – Final Preparatory Conference paves the way for the first International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)  What has been within reach is now ready to be settled: 51 states from different regions agreed on the Statute (Treaty) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) at the Final Preparatory Conference held on 23-24 October, 2008 in