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Austrian Marshall Plan Research Symposium at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

25 June 2022
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

75th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan –
Austrian Marshall Plan Research Symposium at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

When: July 1 st 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Where:
Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Europastrasse 4, 9524 Villach, Austria
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On July 1st , 2022, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Marshall Plan, the Austrian Marshall Plan Research Symposium will take place at the FH Kärnten at the Villach Campus starting at 13:00h.

This event is supported by the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, the US Embassy in Vienna and the Carinthian Chapter of the Austrian American Society.

As part of an exciting program of presentations, the President of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Dr. Wolfgang Petritsch, will give a keynote presentation, 75th Year Anniversary - The Importance of the Marshall Plan. We will provide a review, highlights and outlook on the more than 60 student research projects conducted at UAS Carinthia in the field of geoinformation since 2009, which have been very successfully carried out by Austrian and American scholarship holders* of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation. The Marshall Plan projects currently carried out at UAS Carinthia will be briefly presented, furthermore 3 long-term partners from renowned US universities in Louisiana, Florida and San Diego will report on our very successful transnational research collaborations and the very exciting innovations in the field of R&D, which we were able to sustainably build up through the support of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation.

Contact: Dr. Gernot Paulus; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; +43 664 4592029

Program

Welcome Addresses 1:00 – 1:30 pm
Peter Granig, Rector Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
Teta M. Moehs; Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy Vienna
Kurt A. Wagner, President Austrian-American Society Carinthia

Keynote 1:30 – 2:00pm
“75th Year Anniversary - The Importance of the Marshall Plan”
Wolfgang Petritsch, President of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation

Research Talks 2:00 – 3:00pm
“15 years of Marshall Plan Scholarships at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences – Building sustainable transnational innovation networks in GIScience”
Gernot Paulus, Spatial Information Management, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences
"Assessing Geodiversity with Global and Local Multicriteria Analysis"
Piotr Jankowski, Department of Geography, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
“Analysis of User Generated Content and Social Media Data at the University of Florida”
Hartwig H. Hochmair, Geomatics Program, University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale, USA
"Review of Collaborative Research between CUAS and LSU conducted by Marshall Plan Scholars"
Michael Leitner, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA

Coffee Break 3:00 – 3:15pm

Ongoing Marshall Plan Research Projects @ CUAS 3:15 – 4:30pm
“Shrinking Coastlines: Use of UAV LiDAR & SfM in the rocky intertidal”
Elizabeth Bushnell, MSc Candidate, Department of Geography, San Diego State University

“Machine Learning Approaches to Bark Beetle Infestation Detection in Alpine Forests”
Chandler Ross, MSc Candidate, Department of Geography, San Diego State University

“Remote Sensing-based Detection of Spatiotemporal Patterns of Urban Heat Islands”
Saghi Sarafi, MSc. Candidate, Spatial Information Management, Carinthia University of Applied
Sciences

“Analysis of Crowd-Sourced Geodata to Study Park Visitation Patterns”
Innocensia Owuor, PhD Candidate, Geomatics Program, University of Florida

“Health Care Accessibility: A Comparative Study Between Austria and Louisiana”
Changzhen Wang, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State
University

“Where are the Birds? – ArtificiaI- Intelligence based detection of Waterfowl in the US and
Austria”
Mohammad Sadoun, Marshall Plan Alumni and Junior Researcher, Spatial Informatics for
ENvironmental Applications (SIENA) Research Group, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences

Concluding Remarks & End of the Symposium

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