Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities

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Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities

9-13 May 2016


From 9 to 13 May 2016, ISRIC - World Soil Information will organise a Spring School on mapping, classification and assessment of soils for soil and environmental scientists, students, experts and professionals in natural resources management. The Spring School will take place at the Wageningen Campus in the Netherlands. It will consist of two five-day courses that are run in parallel of which Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities is one.

The aim of this course is to introduce methods and software for the management, analysis and mapping of soil data within the R environment for statistical computing. The course alternates between lectures and computer exercises and covers a variety of subjects, such as 2D and 3D geostatistics, regression modelling for soil mapping, quantification of uncertainty in soil modelling, soil data visualization, preparation of covariate layer for soil mapping, and space-time modelling with soil data. We will also run a series of demos for 3D digital soil mapping and visualisation at regional and global scales (www.soilgrids.org), and the SoilInfo App for mobile devices (soilinfo.isric.org). This course aims at digital soil mappers, ecologists, environmental scientists and students interested in geostatistics, producing digital soil maps and/or using global soil datasets for spatial modelling purposes. A number of recorded sessions from the Spring School 2015 can be accessed via the ISRIC's YouTube channel at: http://youtube.com/c/ISRICorg

Fees 1
PE&RC 3 / Reduced fee €    400,- €    500,-
Full Fee €    800,- €    1000,-

1 The course fee includes a reader, coffee/tea, and lunches. It does not include accommodation, 2 The early-bird fee applies when registration occurs before 1 January 2016, 3 PE&RC members qualify for the reduced fee.

More information and registration

This course is organised by ISRIC. For more information and registration, please visit their website.