03 October 2012
FH Krems, Krems Austria

IIASA at the Lower Austria Marketplace of Science

On 3 October, IIASA scientists and staff brought their science to the public at the Lower Austria "Marktplatz der Wissenschaft," or "Marketplace of Science."

iiasa researchers at marktplatz der wissenschaft

iiasa researchers at marktplatz der wissenschaft

The event included research institutes from around lower Austria, showcasing their research with schoolchildren teachers, and the general public. For more information on the event, see the Das Land Niederoesterreich Web site (in German).

Highlights

Participate in land cover classification

IIASA scientists from the Ecosystems Services and Management program explained Geo-Wiki, a citizen science initiative that involves a global network of volunteers who are helping to improve the quality of global land cover maps. Researchers Franziska Albrecht and Matthias Kramer will show the Geo-Wiki Mobile app, as well as the new Geo-Wiki Facebook Landspotting game.

Step inside a demographer's brain

IIASA's table also featured an interactive display from the World Population Program, which was developed for the MS Wissenschaft, a science center on an old container ship that is currently traveling up and down the Danube River. The multimedia exhibit invites students to step inside a demographer’s computer, where they can explore how human behavior now can impact future generations.  


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Last edited: 04 October 2012

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