Friday, January 19, 2018

Three PhD positions in Soil Science at SLU, Sweden

Currently, there are three available PhD positions in soil science available at SLU, Sweden. 
They involve precision agriculture, plant nutrition, proximal and remote sensing, pedometrics, digital soil and crop mapping, etc.
You can read more by clicking here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


This page will act as an active contributor to sharing and dissemination of Geospatial Related Projects from European Union, U.S. National Science Foundation and other organizations.

For the beginning, there is an ERASMUS+ KA2 project called SMART FARMING, where I participate in as Senior Researcher.


 It is my privilege to be a member of this important project and consortium.

You can find more information by clicking here:  GEOSPATIAL RELATED PROJECTS

Dr. Avraam Mavridis

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Plant a tree (...with just 1 click!)

(The following information comes from a link of European Investment Bank : 
Plant a tree (...with just 1 click!)

The European Investment Bank pioneered the Green Bond market with its first Climate Awareness Bond in July 2007. To mark the 10th anniversary of this milestone, the EIB has partnered with NGO WeForest in a project to make the planet greener – an additional way for us to contribute to the fight against global warming through reducing the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

How does it work?

For every person submitting the form, the EIB will plant a tree in Ethiopia or India, two countries with a huge potential for forest restauration, with the help of WeForest.
The project will start in the second half of 2017 and will be carried out over several months. Information on project advancement will be made available on the EIB website here.
Get registered and help EIB and WeForest to plant a tree!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Videos tutorials on Open Source GIS

An open source application, by definition, is software that you can freely access and modify the source code for [1]. Open source GIS programs like QGIS  (otherwise known as Quantum GIS), have succeeded in overcoming restraints of the first years and with the help of the international, scientific community, they show remarkable results in elaboration and efficiency of geodata analysis and beyond, through several geospatial modules and projects.
Self tutorial approaches on these projects can be done through manuals. However, a significant contribution and evolution in self-learning/free-learning is the provision of several videos tutorials (as we've approached in other posts in 2012 and 2014) on Open Source GIS programs, freely available to the public by TutorielGeo, through youtube.

 Tutorielgeo website

A more systematic approach on this method can be exploited in many ways: by schools, by academics and universities, by governments, by privates, by students, by simple end-users and much more, so as to develop spatial skills and awareness to the public to enhance their activities, providing further benefits to the society.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NASA Europa Challenge 2017

This post contributes to the announcement of Dr. Suchith Anand as regards the launch of the SMARTIES Entrepreneurship competition [1],[2] through the NASA Europa Challenge 2017 [3],[4]. 
SMARTIES will provide 5000 GBP for awards (£2500 for First Place, £1500 for the Second Place and £1000 for the Third Place). Due to the nature of the funding, the SMARTIES Entrepreneurship awards are specific to all UK and India students who participate in the NASA Europa Challenge 2017. 
This is a contest where everyone wins just by playing!  
Help your city and thereby the cities of the world with capabilities all cities need. We are in this world together, let’s deliver results ‘for the benefit of all’, the NASA motto. 

We look forward to work with you to create a world that is more accessible, equitable and full of innovation and opportunities for everyone.

Best wishes,


Dr. Suchith Anand



With my wishes for best of success,

Dr. Avraam Mavridis

Monday, February 27, 2017

Changing for the Better the World with the help of GIS Technologies and Google Earth

Getting inspired by a later post of Google Earth Blog and the corresponding video (click on the image below), I've approached the importance of establishing a web platform / web-based bank of successful geospatial examples (best practices) on exploiting Geospatial Technologies towards Changing for the Better the World (GeoTCBW). Therefore, a new page will be created in GISBIOENVINET towards that goal, expecting the contribution from all of you by sending to my email ( any new, or old successful example (best practice) that you know on exploiting Geospatial Technologies Towards Changing for the Better the World, and I will upload it on the page by adding your name. Please don't forget to have as title of the email the acronym GeoTCBW.

Maybe, this kind of collection could be inspirational for current and future, restless spirits of geospatial,  innovational advancements for earth's benefits. Even more, such accumulation of Geospatial Excellence could be supportive and helpful to national and international organizations to overcome burdens of current unsuccessful efforts, so as to provide a future of opportunities and successful accomplishments for Earth.

Dr. Avraam Mavridis

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARKS, a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development

UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education and sustainable development. Their bottom-up approach of combining conservation with sustainable development while involving local communities is becoming increasingly popular. At present, there are 120 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 33 countries. Information sheets on the UNESCO Global Geoparks by country are available, with detailed information on each site.
UNESCO’s work with geoparks began in 2001. In 2004, 17 European and 8 Chinese geoparks came together at UNESCO headquarters in Paris to form the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) where national geological heritage initiatives contribute to and benefit from their membership of a global network of exchange and cooperation.
On 17 November 2015, the 195 Member States of UNESCO ratified the creation of a new label, the UNESCO Global Geoparks, during the 38th General Conference of the Organisation. This expresses governmental recognition of the importance of managing outstanding geological sites and landscapes in a holistic manner.
The Organization supports Member States’ efforts to establish UNESCO Global Geoparks all around the world, in close collaboration with the Global Geoparks Network.