• Towards a European Geography of Future Perspectives: A Story of Urban Concentration
    2018-12-15
    AbstractUrban areas and the diversity of urban areas across Europe are a corner stone of territorial cohesion. At the same time, territorial cohesion in Europe is challenged by the dominant role of urban areas in territorial development and in territorial development policies. One may conclude that the urban perspective and territorial cohesion cannot do without each other, but at the same time, they risk to wreck each other. This contribution will further explore this complicated relation. Starting with the growing importance of urban areas, the first section will address the increasing conce…
  • Artificial Cognitive Architecture. Design and Implementation
    2018-12-15
    AbstractNowadays, even though artificial cognitive architectures represent an emerging field of research, there are many constraints on the broad application of artificial cognitive control at an industrial level and very few systematic approaches truly inspired in biological processes, from the perspective of control engineering. One way to address the bio inspiration is the emulation of human socio-cognitive skills and to formalize this approach from the viewpoint of control engineering facing actual industrial problems.
  • SKYF Drone Flew 100 meters with 100 kg Payload
    2018-12-15
    On November 29, the SKYF team presented the world’s biggest multi-rotor drone in Tatarstan, Russia. The guests of the event witnessed the demo flights of two modifications of the machine, SKYF CARGO and SKYF AGRO. SKYF CARGO broke the world’s record with a flight of 100 meters with 100 kilograms load on board. The company has already applied to the Guinness Book of Records committee to mark this breakthrough. SKYF AGRO demonstrated an autonomous system for crop dusting developed at SKYF design bureau. The spraying jet is positioned under the main rotor and produces a fog rather than larger…
  • Somalia: Somalia Drought Crisis - Water Price Monitoring Somalia, October 2018
    2018-12-15
    BACKGROUND The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought. October data collection was conducted through a quantitative survey entailing phone calls to water point administrators between 29 October - 04 November in 12 districts. Within these districts, target areas were identified based on availability of partners and accessibility. Only those water points that charge for water…
  • Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka: National Reference Map (as of 14 Dec 2018)
    2018-12-15
    At global conference, students use ReliefWeb data to pitch to donors 110 participants. 20 minutes to prepare. 3 judges. 1.5 minutes to convince a donor on how to aid polio vaccination efforts in Syria. Visit the blog

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