How #scientific_publications are distributed around the world ? Is it necessary to have a critical mass of #researchers in #universities, cities and regions to have quality research ? | Comment les #publications_scientifiques se répartissent-elles dans le monde ? Faut-il une masse critique de #chercheurs dans les #universités, les #villes et les régions pour avoir une recherche de qualité ?
Nuits de la Géographie – CNFG
Nuit de la Géographie : vendredi 6 avril 2018
Liste indicative de villes participantes, programmes en préparation :
Carte réalisée par Géomactif (Association des étudiants du master GAEUR, Université de Cergy) Voir en plein écran
Le Comité National Français de #Géographie a lancé le projet « La #Nuit de la Géographie », dont la première édition s’est tenue le vendredi 31 mars 2017 à Paris et dans de nombreuses autres villes, sur tout le territoire français. La seconde édition se tiendra le vendredi 6 avril 2018 et aura une échelle européenne.
L’objectif de cette manifestation est de mieux faire connaître et de mettre en valeur la géographie et les #géographes, et de rendre accessible la recherche en faisant découvrir le monde au travers des regards du géographe. Dans ce but, les diverses manifestations proposées sont, dans la mesure du possible, gratuites et ouvertes au grand public, et animées dans un esprit d’ouverture et de convivialité.
Les événements s’adressent aux géographes de l’enseignement supérieur et du secondaire, aux étudiant.e.s et élèves et à leur famille, aux associations, aux acteurs institutionnels et professionnels, et plus généralement à toutes les personnes intéressées par la géographie !
Documents en Français :
CNFG Nuit de la Géographie présentation
CNFG Nuit Géo 2018 coordination
Documents en Anglais :
Ah ben tiens, je venais de lire que l’unique ligne maritime qui la desservait venait de disparaître à la suite de l’immobilisation de son unique navire à Tampico, soupçonné de trafic illégal de bois…
Iquitos, à 1 900 milles de l’océan, perd sa seule ligne régulière
Le port péruvien d’Iquitos, sur l’Amazone mais à 1 900 milles du débouché du fleuve sur l’Atlantique, était connecté au reste du monde par la Peruvian Amazon Line (PAL), qui a été finalement obligée de suspendre son activité.
Yacu Kallpa Crew Left High and Dry in Tampico | World Maritime News
The crew of the Yacu Kallpa has been stranded in the port of Tampico, Mexico for almost a month after being detained for carrying alleged illegal cargo.
The ship was carrying some 4,000 tonnes of timber from Peruvian port Iquitos, Peru to Tampico, where it was supposed to be unloaded. However, some of its cargo was found to be illegal and has already been seized by the Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (PGR).
The 18 crew members of the ship have been abandoned by the Peruvian ship owner Yacu Taski ever since and are faced with lack of supplies, according to the local media.
Moreover, the crew’s captain is said to have asked for help from a human rights organization in the port as the seafarers did not have enough food.
The ship was declared abandoned and has reportedly been put up for sale for USD 4 million. Another potential solution for the crew, is for the legal part of the ship’s cargo to be put up for sale and the proceeds from the sale to be used to pay up the crew’s outstanding salaries and repatriate them.
Think converting WGS84 positions to ETRS89 today will produce the same result you obtained a few years ago ? It won’t: #ETRS89 takes the tectonic drift of continental #Europe into account so the conversion is time-dependant. About 25 milimeters a year adds up fast - the divergence between the two systems already reaches about 60 centimeters... Avoid #WGS84 for survey-grade positioning ! ▻http://www.killetsoft.de/t_1009_e.htm #geography #positioning #GPS #tectonique
Le 84 de WGS84 se réfère a la position des plaques en 1984. Pour le cadastre par exemple, il faut utiliser un système de coordonnées géodésique, qui modelise les mouvements des plaques, si on veut une précision correcte. En #bolivie le mouvement est non négligeable le long de la cordillère des Andes.
Can you slice #Earth flat through its centre while touching no land ? If not, then which cut minimizes the length of sliced land ? Which cut maximizes it ?
▻https://marcinciura.wordpress.com/2015/11/17/slicing-earth-carefully #geography #Python #maps
#The_Nile_Project wants to unite a region and overcome ‘World Music’ cliches
The Nile Project sounds like a natural unit—timbres balanced and songs carefully arranged—you can easily forget what a strange union this is, that is until you watch them tune. That’s.....
Porn Through The Ages : How Tastes Change As People Get Older | Vocativ with Pornhub
Depending on whom you ask, up to 90 percent of men and 31 percent of women watch porn on a semi-regular to regular basis.
World values lost in translation - The Washington Post
At the dawn of the 21st century, the Vietnamese were the most authoritarian people in the world, according to the World Values Survey. (...) In the next round of the survey only a few years later, however, only a third of the samples in Vietnam and Iran supported military rule, and only one eighth in Albania. Of the four most authoritarian countries from the previous round, only Indonesia remained consistent at 95 percent.
What happened to cause such dramatic shifts?
Some scholars looked for causal explanations rooted in economic, social or political change. (...)
What happened is that the World Values Survey switched translations.
Wonderful map of the most common language spoken in each US state. Wait, it is certainly english, no? Yes, but if you don’t take into account english, what is the second (spanish, that one was easy)? And the third? In each state, which is the language the most used after english and spanish? The answer is surprising...
Livre: Seeking Asylum: Human Smuggling and Bureaucracy at the Border by Alison Mountz
In July 1999, Canadian authorities intercepted four boats off the coast of British Columbia carrying nearly six hundred Chinese citizens who were being smuggled into Canada. Government officials held the migrants on a Canadian naval base, which it designated a port of entry. As one official later recounted to the author, the Chinese migrants entered a legal limbo, treated as though they were walking through a long tunnel of bureaucracy to reach Canadian soil.
The “long tunnel thesis” is the basis of Alison Mountz’s wide-ranging investigation into the power of states to change the relationship between geography and law as they negotiate border crossings. Mountz draws from many sources to argue that refugee-receiving states capitalize on crises generated by high-profile human smuggling events to implement restrictive measures designed to regulate migration. Whether states view themselves as powerful actors who can successfully exclude outsiders or as vulnerable actors in need of stronger policies to repel potential threats, they end up subverting access to human rights, altering laws, and extending power beyond their own borders.
Using examples from Canada, Australia, and the United States, Mountz demonstrates the centrality of space and place in efforts to control the fate of unwanted migrants.
This work is about arguing that the maps of the world should be reconsidered in a #global_dialogue: in a process that opens the dispute of boundaries between union-states, regions, zones, or other similar #geo-political terms. David Marquand, in his important opus The End of the West (2011) reminds us that #West and #East perhaps never existed and in the case wherein we are told that they do, have, and are: such are parochial and illegitimate claims.
BY DR JEAN-PAUL GAGNON | APRIL 16, 2012
We shall have to put the (Indian) inventors of Arabic numerals in our pantheon alongside the Greek inventors of geometry, and Ibn Rushd alongside Aristotle. We shall have to abandon our self-centred and patronizing belief that #democracy and free discussion were exported to a backward “East” by a progressive “West,” and reconstruct our mental universe to take account of the indigenous Indian tradition of public reasoning and religious toleration that long antedated the “Western” presence in the subcontinent. More generally, we shall have to recognize that the familiar “Western” narrative of global history, in which uniquely precious and, in evolutionary terms, uniquely successful “Western” values moulded the modern world in our great-grandparents’ image, is a parochial distortion of a far more complex truth. (Marquand, 2011: 176-77)
His argument, I feel, is important because it challenges what many in this world have come to take for granted. In the case of this paper, it is the maps we are familiar with, the design of the globe that we have on our desks or which are offered to our children, which are parochial and relics of imperial abuses. This discussion is a needed one, as we have for example, no clear indication as to where Europe stops and that indigenous peoples for example have not had the inclusive and legitimate chance to contest the territorial boundaries which often split their nations. It is an attempt to bring a democratic legitimacy to cartography which is patently lacking.
This will be done firstly by discussing in a broad and simple way why current maps are parochial and relics of #imperial_domination. We will then follow this argument up with another broad argument detailing how we could begin a global dialogue designed to spark debate over maps and to form a call for the democratic reform of cartography. Essentially, it argues that we must give people and groups a chance to define their boundaries and not have them imposed on us by those holding the Maxim Gun. Lastly, we will engage this discussion in relation to China’s territorial claims.