11th biannual symposium Geographic information systems in Slovenia Ljubljana, September 25, 2012 In 2012, the Anton Melik Geographical Institute ZRC SAZU in collaboration with the Department of Geography, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, and the Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies ZRC SAZU, and the Slovenian Association of Geographers, and the Geodetic society of Slovenia hosted a symposium Geographic Information Systems in Slovenia 2011–2012. This year's biennial symposium was the 11th. The purpose of the symposium is to bring together researchers, teachers, students and professionals from different fields who work in geographic information systems. As in previous years, this year was collected a colorful crowd of participants. About sixty people gathered from different disciplines, such as geography, geology, environmental protection and cultural heritage, research of settlements, accessibility and migration in remote sensing, study of natural disasters, insurance, navigation and beyond. All papers that were presented were published in the monograph entitled Geographic Information Systems in Slovenia, 2011-2012 (ISBN: 978-961-254-382-2, see the presentation in this issue) along with 17 other contributions. The book is freely available on the websites of publishers SRC (http://zalozba.zrc-sazu.si) and on the websites of Google Books (http://books.google.com).
B.01 Organiser of a scientific meetingCOBISS.SI-ID: 35200557
The scientific monograph series is intented for publication of extended scientific monographs from the fields of physical, human and regional geography, as well as books on geographical terminology, Slovenian geographical names and thematical cartography. The books comprehensively discuss geographical problems in Slovenia or its regions and also geographical problems in other regions, buti with some relevance to Slovenia. The scientific monograph series "Georythm" is intended primarily for comprehensive presentation of narrow problems, among which completed research Institute's international and domestic projects have an important place. The editors of the series are Drago Perko and Drago Kladnik.
C.02 Editorial board of a national monograph
Main objective of the project is to improve the management of cultural values in rural areas in order to increase their economic and social development. Vast areas of South Eastern Europe are dependent solely on agricultural and similar activities and are vulnerable due to global economic circumstances, climate changes, national and supranational policies. But at the same time these areas have unique cultural resources deriving from their rich historical, ethnical and geographical diversity. We consider those cultural resources as tangible and intangible heritages and as a major territorial capital. In the project we will try to create, implement and promote a common methodology (or a model) for management of cultural values in rural areas. With this model we wish to create a “guide” for various stakeholders who wish to utilize cultural values in touristic, educational, marketing and similar purposes, which would bring new developmental impulses to local economies. The management model will consist of different guidelines, which will demonstrate how to recognize potential cultural values, how to utilize cultural values, how to activate all necessary stakeholders and how to prepare action plans for its utilization. Our wish is that the model implementation would be possible in every region with unused cultural potentials and that the development would be sustainable and would keep cultural heritage alive and authentic. Model for management of cultural values in rural areas will be tested in pilot regions and will be continuously enhanced on the basis of our “field” experiences. Promotion of the model is an important step in this project since we don’t want for it to become just another obsolete document. Promotion and dissemination of the model will be done primarily through the newly founded Virtual Chamber of Rural Tourism. This Virtual Chamber will be an online tool useful for various stakeholders who want to share knowledge, experiences and good practices for cultural values management and will also serve as a consulting and educational transnational body. In order to improve the current management for cultural values we will, based on our experience, prepare recommendations for concrete local, regional, national and supranational documents. With this we will ensure institutionalization and economic sustainability of the cultural values management. Project is co-financed by transnational cooperation programme South East Europe and European regional development fund.
D.01 Chairing over/coordinating (international and national) projects
The members of the program research group are members of several government bodies where they contribute to the development of innovative and up-to-date methodological and normative solutions. We work in the fields of: agriculture, spatial planning, statistical research, urban space development, natural and other hazards, geographical names.
David Bole is a supervisor to Jani Kozina. Drago Kladnik is supervisor to Matjaž Geršič. Blaž Komac is supervisor to Mateja Ferk. Janez Nared is supervisor to Katarina Kopčić from Luxemburg and Lucija Lapuh. Drago Perko is supervisor to Mateja Breg Valjavec and Rok Ciglič. Marjan Ravbar was supervisor to Jani Kozina, Nika Razpotnik Visković and Daniela Ribeiro. Aleš Smrekar is supervisor to Maruša Rosulnik Nučič, Polona Pagon, Katarina Polajnar Horvat and Jernej Tiran. Matija Zorn is supervisor to Jaka Ortar and Daniela Ribeiro.
D.09 Tutoring for postgraduate studentsCOBISS.SI-ID: 66241280