Symposium :utwente: :
Climate change calls for action
-Resilience and adaptation to unprecedented extremes-

For those who are also interested in learning about climate change, there is a livestream of the event I'm attending today:

vimeo.com/event/23922

Program: utwente.nl/en/academic-ceremon

:utoday: UToday interview with Tatiana Filatova:
utoday.nl/science/67993/we-are

In the New York Times today:

"A New Year’s Climate Diet"

"things that can be done without a whole lot of effort that will lead to a carbon-slimmer 2020:"

Eat less meat.
Fly less.
Drive less.
Move your money to a fossil-fuel-divesting bank.

By Paul Greenberg @ NYT Climate:
nytimes.com/2019/12/31/opinion

An amazing #datavisualisation about food. What kind of foods are unhealthy, and what kind of foods have a big environmental impact?

From the paper: "Multiple health and environmental impacts of foods" by Michael A Clark, Marco Springmann, Jason Hill, and David Tilman (pnas.org/content/116/46/23357)

Datavizzers unite! There is a competition by the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, to support the #fridaysforfuture climate strike movement.

Have you created a visualisation of Climate Change? Feel free to submit it at uclab.fh-potsdam.de/vff/ !

Do you have a PhD and expertise in
visual analytics?
data visualization?
dashboards?
web mapping?
cartography?
visualization in 3D / VR / AR ?

We are hiring two
Assistant Professors in Geo-Visualization:
utwente.nl/en/organization/car

One example of our many projects last year – the SDG DataViz Camp:
utwente.nl/en/designlab/sdgdat

Things our MSc students do: gip.itc.utwente.nl/default/res

These vacancies on Twitter: twitter.com/YuriEngelhardt/sta

Questions? Contact me or
prof. Menno-Jan Kraak icaci.org/executive-committee/

Do you have a PhD and expertise in
visual analytics?
data visualization?
dashboards?
web mapping?
cartography?
visualization in 3D / VR / AR ?

We are hiring two
Assistant Professors in Geo-Visualization:
utwente.nl/en/organization/car

One example of our many projects last year – the SDG DataViz Camp:
utwente.nl/en/designlab/sdgdat

Things our MSc students do: gip.itc.utwente.nl/default/res

These vacancies on Twitter: twitter.com/YuriEngelhardt/sta

Questions? Contact me or
prof. Menno-Jan Kraak icaci.org/executive-committee/

The high school children that are on strike for the climate now will be our future students. Let's give them the world -- and the campus -- they protested for.
#climate

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Let's use the additional energy generated on campus to generate solar fuels. This involves the direct conversion of energy from sunlight into a usable fuel (in this case, hydrogen). Using only earth-abundant materials, Han Gardeniers, Jurriaan Huskens and colleagues developed the most efficient conversion method to date.
utwente.nl/en/news/!/2018/1/99
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Let's put solar panels on every roof and turn everyday objects on campus into solar panels using luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) photovoltaic technologies that Angèle Reinders and colleagues experiment with. The typical material properties of LSCs -- low cost, colorful, bendable, and transparency -- offer a lot of design freedom.
utwente.nl/en/set/research/sol
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Let's build, on campus, the state-of-the-art wind mills that use generators developed at the University of Twente. The superconductors developed by Marc Dhallé and colleagues replace the heavy magnets inside a generators of conventional wind mills. As a result, the weight and size of the new generator is significantly reduced while at the same time, it is capable of delivering the same output power. Another advantage is the minimal use of rare earth metals.
utwente.nl/en/news/!/2018/11/3
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Frankly speaking, the policies that this letter calls for should not be controversial at all.
Universities have a moral duty to work on the big problems of the world, and a duty to advance approaches that may solve these problems. In fact, :utwente: can build a campus that is CO2 neutral now. Let me give a few examples.
#climate

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Our university does not have an ambitious climate agenda. A common approach among universities is lacking. With this letter, we call upon university management to develop and implement policies to drastically reduce the universities' carbon emissions.

klimaatbriefuniversiteiten.nl/

#signed

RT @InfoPlusConf@twitter.com: We're excited to announce conference schedule. Check amazing lineup of speakers & presentation descriptions informationplusconference.com/ Registration opens on 20 August.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/InfoPlusConf/statu

Some higher quality pictures, to give an impression of the :datavizcamp: SDG DataVizCamp :datavizcamp: at the :utwente: University of Twente :utwente: this week!

Featuring, amongst others: Frederik Ruys, Maarten Lambrechts (@maarten) , Tariq Khokhar, Filip de Blois, Steffan Gómez and Yuri Engelhardt (@yuri) !

#datavisualisation
#datavizcamp2018h
#utwente
#designlab
#sdgs

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