Image by mdstyle from Pixabay In the past year, SP Interface has published a few critical reports against the Israeli government policy to promote more deep sea natural gas explorations. Their main arguments are that this policy is contradictory for greenhouse gases...
The reactivation of the project has put secondments allowing personal interaction back on the agenda. On Monday 23rd May we held an informal meeting with participants from Greece, Portugal, and Spain for an update on the roadmaps of different work packages to advance...
The widespread roll-out of the vaccination process and the secure control of outbreaks in the European Union and Israel have enabled us to gradually get the PEARLS Project back on track. In September 2021, we resumed the first secondment after the periods of lockdown...
Due to the COVID pandemic and its effects on the planned working agenda, PEARLS project is temporarily suspended. The consortium has agreed to continue working on the communication and dissemination activites without putting at risk the health of the participants,...
The Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Landscapes by Anna Codemo, Rossano Albatici, Bruno Zanon PhD candidate and Professors of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering (DICAM) of the University of Trento. Last 6th October, the University...
On Sunday, March 1, the PEARLS Project’s results, obtained during the WP4 Secondment of Mrs. Sofia Spyridonidou (AUTh) to SP Interface (Mrs. Hagit Ulanovsky and Mr. Daniel Madar), were introduced at the Heschel Center for Sustainability (NGO), State of Israel....
COVID-19 Changes: “5th Energy and Society Conference”.
Due to the extraordinary circumstances resulted from the Covid-19 Pandemic, the organizers of the “5th Energy and Society Conference”, which was supposed to take place in the University of Trento on September this year, have decided to postpone this event. The new dates will be the 10-12 February 2021.
For further information about this event, please consult their website through the following link:
We will continue updating future changes regarding PEARLS arisen from this sanitary emergency.
Horizon 2020 Platform Results: A new tool of dissemination.
Some of the cartographical tools and 3D Monitoring on REL developed by our team in Geosystems Hellas and the University of Seville are already uploaded to the Horizon 2020 Platform Result and available for the general public under consultation, but our consortium is still working on exploitable results that could be included in here.
We will continue working on this matter and will let you know as soon as we have more results uploaded.
Call for the “International Geographic Congress”
In the upcoming August, the IGC will take place in Istanbul. Topics treated by the PEARLS Consortium will be addressed in the workshop “Sustainability Processes in the Low-carbon economy: Territories and Renewable Energies”
The University of Trento, one of the PEARLS Consortium participants, will host in September the fifth Conference on the social dimension of energy, aiming to exchange insightful ideas and to create opportunities for collaboration.
Through a wide variety of topics, interested participants are encouraged to present papers on different aspects of the Energy Transition treating its sociological aspects in different workshops/special sessions. Deadline for abstract submissions: 31st of January.
One of these workshops will be specially dedicated to Renewable Energy Landscapes, one of the main topics of our project.
Upcoming Workshop: “The role of transnational R&I networks to strengthen smart energy”.
Organised by the Smart Specialisation Platform, the objective of the workshop is to offer an overview on the how/why/who of Smart Grids in Europe, with the main aim of supporting national/regional authorities and key stakeholders across Europe in Planning and Designing the allocation of their EU funds for supporting investments in smart grids R&I and deployment.
More info on schedules; objectives and application:
This last month, EnerCoop in association with others have launched an initiative to consolidate Crevillant as a “local energy community of reference”. The Electricity cooperative has presented the objectives of this singular initiative which aims to foment self-consumption among others.
Prof. Maria-Jose Prados visit the Ma’ale Gilboa Renewable Energy Wind Farm
Guest Lecture at Tel-Aviv University
The Department of Environmental Studies at Tel-Aviv University has hosted a guest lecture given by María José Prados on April 11th. The lecture gave an introduction to the “Planning and Engagement Arenas for Renewable Energy LandscapeS” project to a group of international students.
The lecture was given during the first part of Ms. Prados’ secondment in Israel, in partnership with Daniel Madar and Hagitt Ulanovsky from SP Interface.
PEARLS Project Presentation. 9th International Congress for Spatial Planning