Melanie Colón Posted May 11, 2015 Share Posted May 11, 2015 Below an interesting initiative for PhD and Post-Docs to learn massiveanalysis of geo-data (GIS layers and Remote Sensing Images) with powerfulopen source software.Please forward this email to anyone who might be interested in this event.Best RegardsGiuseppe Amatulli*spatial-ecology* in collaboration with Department of Ecology, Evolution,and Marine Biology https://www.eemb.ucsb.edu/> at University of California, Santa Barbara http://www.ucsb.edu/> is organizing a Summer school*Summer school: SPATIO-TEMPORAL ANALYSIS AND BIG DATA PROCESSING USING FREEAND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE *(basic and advanced levels)Over the last few decades there has been an explosion in the availabilityof data for environmental research, and in particular for spatio-temporalanalysis. We are now able to address a number of important questions, bothnew and old, with unprecedented rigor and generality. Leveraging theseexciting new data streams requires tools and increasingly complexworkflows. This 6-day course introduces a set of free and open sourcesoftware (BASH, AWK ,GDAL, GRASS, R, Python, PKTOOLS, OFGT) to performspatio-temporal analysis and modelling of environmental data in a Linuxenvironment. We also introduce multi-core, cloud and cluster computationprocedures using High Performance Computing - Amazon Web Services. Thecourse consists of a set of lectures and practical hands-on sessions inwhich participants perform spatial and temporal analysis using GeographicInformation System and Remote Sensing concepts. Although courses focuses onthe command line instead of the graphical user interface, *no priorexperience with programming or command line interfaces is assumed orrequired*. To cater to students with prior programming experience, we willhold parallel sessions that introduce more advanced material (e.g. parallelprocessing) . Our main focus is on teaching self learning and problemsolving more than the use of specific tools (see: our teaching methodhttp://www.spatial-ecology.net/giuseppe/publications/Amatulli_et_al_OGRS.pdf>) so participants will be able to progress and adapt to learn the newestavailable data science techniques.*Dates/Location: 16-17-20-21-22 of July / Santa Barbarahttps://www.google.com/maps/place/University+of+California,+Santa+Barbarafirstname.lastname@example.org,-119.848947,14z/data=%214m2%213m1%211s0x0:0x4e956b7e5cb6cec2>- USA California.*Registration & info at www.spatial-ecology.nethttp://www.spatial-ecology.net/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=wiki:upcomingSantBab>--Giuseppe Amatulli, Ph.D.Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University.Jetz Lab, OML Room 405P.O. Box 208106165 PROSPECT STNew Haven, CT 06520-8106Teaching: spatial-ecology.netWork: http://sbsc.yale.edu/giuseppe-amatullihttp://www.spatial-ecology.net> Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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