Attention ASPRS Faculty and Students
The Fourth Annual ASPRS GeoLeague Challenge
To be held at the ASPRS 2014 Annual Conference
March 23-28, 2014
This year’s Challenge Topic is:
Mapping Ecosystem Services Change in Coastal Belize Based on Landsat Data
The deadline to REGISTER for the GeoLeague Challenge is November 30, 2013.
(The challenge has been changed somewhat, so please check the complete details regarding the challenge assignment available on line at http://www.asprs.org/Students/GeoLeague-Challenge-2014.html.)
Students are required to explore the services mentioned in the background material. Suggestions include:
1. Supporting Service of primary production;
2. Provisioning Services (food, fresh water, wood and fiber, and fuel);
3. Regulating Services such as those for climate (e.g., carbon sequestration), water purification (varies with ecosystem change and location), and natural hazard regulation (loss of natural buffers such as riparian areas, wetlands, and mangrove);
4. Cultural Services including aesthetics (decline in quality and quantity of natural lands) and recreation and tourism (more accessible areas may be degraded).
How to Participate:
Form a group of at least 5 undergraduate and/or graduate students and a faculty advisor in your region (at least 3 students must be ASPRS student members by the registration deadline and remain student members through the Annual Conference). If you have trouble meeting this requirement, please feel free to contact us. You may also enlist the help of ASPRS members in your surrounding communities. However, the students must do all of the work; non-students can only provide guidance!
To be eligible to participate, please fill out a Registration Form and return it to
SAC Deputy Chair, Mingshu Wang (firstname.lastname@example.org)
For questions, contact:
ASPRS Student Advisory Council Deputy Chair
All of the final challenge materials must be submitted by 8pm EST on February 28th, 2014.
There will be NO extensions granted for late materials.