Short Course on Geostatistical Analysis of Environmental Data

August 9-13, 2010 | University of Florida Campus, Gainesville, FL

Course Overview

This course will introduce a suite of geostatistical methods for the spatial analysis of environmental data. Participants will learn how to apply geostatistics for the description of spatial patterns and identification of scales of variability, spatial interpolation and stochastic modeling of environmental attributes, creation of risk maps and their use in decision-making. Lectures will alternate with analysis of environmental data using the Stanford Geostatistical Modeling Software (S-GeMS) and the TerraSeer Space-time Information System (STIS).Test datasets will be prepared so that results of geostatistical prediction and impacts on decision-making can be compared and discussed during the course. Each participant will receive a set of lecture notes and have the opportunity to purchase a copy of Dr. Goovaerts’ textbook. A copy of the public domain S-GeMS software will be provided. Ample time will be allocated to discussion, and participants are invited to bring their own case studies to seek Dr. Goovaerts opinion. The course provides 30 hours of training and instruction, and a Certificate of Completion will be provided upon conclusion. Enrollment is limited, so register early to secure a seat in the course. Advance registration is required.

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