Registrations are now closed. Daily programme of the GEOSTAT Summer School is available below.
Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 09:00 to Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 18:00
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The GEOSTAT Split 2017 Summer School is 12th in a series of summer schools organized by R and Open Source (OS) GIS developers and enthusiasts. GEOSTAT aims at PhD students and researchers in a range of environmental and GIS sciences, especially those focusing on analyzing spatial and spatio-temporal gridded data in R and OS GIS.

Summer school moderators: T. (Tomislav) Hengl, ISRIC — World Soil Information, the Netherlands and B. (Barry) Rowlingson, Lancaster Medical School, Lancaster University

The registrations are now closed. If you have not yet received an e-mail from the organizers, please contact us here a.s.a.p. To follow preparations for the GEOSTAT please use this G+ community.

The topics include: spatial and spatio-temporal data and analysis in R, spatial and spatio-temporal geostatistics, processing large rasters and big data analytics in R, QGIS, RQGIS software tutorials, overview of machine learning methods in R, visualization of spatial and spatio-temporal data in Google Earth. This summer school has 45 participants.

GEOSTAT in action

The GEOSTAT 2017 will include:

  • Training sessions / R package and GIS software tutorials;
  • Discussion sessions;
  • Spatial prediction competition game;
  • Orientation game;
  • Excursion (outdoor hiking);

 

We love R!

 


Dates

The Summer school will be held on:

  • Sun 13th August — Sat 19 August 2017 (arrival Sunday, departure Sunday; 7 night accommodation)

Other important dates:

  • April 15th 2017 — Registration deadline;
  • end of April 2017 — Invitation letters send to applicants;
  • May 15th 2017 — Deadline for settling registration fees (working programme confirmed);
  • July 15th 2017 — Final programme, data sets and exercises published; 

Note: August is a season high period and advanced booking of flights and similar travel arrangements are highly advised.


Registration fees

The registrations fees are 450 EUR (invoice will be sent after registrations). Registration fees cover costs of using facilities, lunch and coffee breaks and costs of travel and accommodation for lecturers. Participants from ODA countries (employed by an organization or company in ODA-listed country) and full-time students typically receive a subsidized price of 320 EUR for the registration costs. GEOSTAT makes no profit. All lecturers are volunteers. None of the lecturers receives any honorarium payment or is contracted by the local organizers.


Venue

MEDILS Split | Meštrovićevo šetalište 45, HR – 21000 Split, Croatia The Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences – MedILS is a life science institute in Split, Croatia, envisioned as an international centre of excellence for molecular biology. It is located in a park on one of the most beautiful stretches of Croatia's Adriatic coast.


Accommodation

Limited number of shared bedrooms (8–9) is available at MEDILS for room sharing. Participants that express a wish for accommodation at the institute and that accept room sharing can opt for accommodation at MEDILS. If you have registered for the room at MEDILS, you will be assigned to rooms by the Summer School organizers (modifications are possible up to a certain moment).

Accommodation can also be booked through several local travel agencies. Recommended hotel for participants is:

A list of hotels in the proximity of MEDILS can be also found via: http://www.visitsplit.com/en

 


Of interest

Group sessions can also be held outside in the Institute’s park where benches, desks, and wireless Internet access are available. The location enables a number of possibilities for after-work leisure activities, including swimming at nearby beaches, running and hiking in the forests of Marjan state park, or playing basketball at the Institute's private court. The city of Split with its picturesque old town offers plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops for social activities and can be reached in 20 minutes by foot, or in five minutes by bus or car.


Daily programme

Provisional programme subject to modifications.

Day 0: Sunday 13 August

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

8:00–19:00

Organized collection of arrivals from Split airport

     

18:00–21:00

Registrations (happy hour)

MEDILS garden

informal

 

Day 1: Monday 14 August

 

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

8.30–9.00

Registrations

     

9.00–9.15

The official opening

Lecture hall

lecture

MEDILS

9.15–10.00

Welcome note and course overview (introduction to GEOSTAT)

Lecture hall

lecture

T. Hengl

10.00–10.30

Geospatial Fundamentals — Programs and Data

Lecture hall

lecture

B. Rowlingson

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

Garden

   

11.00–11.30

Geospatial Fundamentals — Spatial Statistics

Lecture hall

lecture

B. Rowlingson

11.30–12:30

Introduction to spatial and spatio-temporal data in R

Lecture hall

lecture

T. Hengl

12.30–13.30

Lunch

Garden

   

13.30–15.00

Spatial and Spatio-temporal modelling in R

Lecture hall

lecture

V. Gomez Rubio

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

Garden

   

15.30–16.30

R / GIS integration

Lecture hall

lecture

J. Münchow

16.30–17.00

Spatial Prediction Competition Game (SPCG)

Mapping/Graphics Gallery Competition (MGC)

Lecture hall

lecture

T. Hengl

17.00–18.00

Dinner

Garden

   

19:00–21:00

Crash course in R (optional)

Lecture hall

computer practical

T. Hengl

Day 2: Tuesday 15 August

 

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

9.00–10.30

Introduction to QGIS

Lecture hall

lecture

B. Rowlingson

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

Garden

   

11.00–12.30

QGIS tutorial

Lecture hall

computer practical

B. Rowlingson

12.30–13.30

Lunch

Garden

   

13.30–15.00

Introduction to the RQGIS package

Lecture hall

computer practical

J. Münchow

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

Lecture hall

   

15.30–17.30

Prediction of species richness using RQGIS

Lecture hall

computer practical

J. Münchow

17.30–18.30

Dinner

Garden

   

Day 3: Wednesday 16 August

 

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

9.00–10.30

Machine learning algorithms for spatial data

Lecture hall

lecture

T. Hengl

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

Garden

   

11.00–12.30

Geocomputing with large rasters in R: parallelization, model optimization, upscaling and automation

Lecture hall

lecture

T. Hengl

12.30–13.30

Lunch

Garden

   

13.30–15.00

Bayesian Spatial and Spatiotemporal modelling in R

Lecture hall

lecture

V. Gomez Rubio

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

Lecture hall

   

15.30–17.30

Bayesian Spatial and Spatio-temporal modelling in R

Lecture hall

computer practical

V. Gomez Rubio

17.30–18.30

Dinner

Garden

   

Day 4: Thursday 17 August

 

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

9.00–10.30

Bayesian Spatial and Spatio-temporal modelling in R

Lecture hall

lecture / computer practical

V. Gomez Rubio

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

Garden

   

11.00–12.30

Mastering machine learning methods for spatial prediction problems

Lecture hall

lecture M. Nussbaum

12.30–13.30

Lunch

Garden

   

13.30–15.00

Introduction to reproducible research RMarkdown and knitr

Lecture hall

lecture / computer practical

D. Nuest

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

Lecture hall

   

15.30–16.30

Containers for research

Lecture hall

computer practical

D. Nuest

16.30–17.00

Geo web services in containers

Lecture hall

lecture

D. Nuest

17.00–17.30

"Geoinformatics in Croatia: research and business opportunities"

Lecture hall

guest lecture

M. Baucic

20.00–24.00

Dinner

Outside MEDILS

   

Day 5: Friday 18 August

 

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

9.00–10.30

Mastering machine learning methods for spatial prediction problems

Lecture hall

computer practical M. Nussbaum

10.45–11.15

Coffee break

Garden

   

11.15–12.30

'Shiny' Applications with R

Lecture hall

lecture

F. Smart

12.30–13.30

Lunch

Garden

   

13.30–15.00

Tiling and parallelization (for large rasters)

Lecture hall

lecture

T. Hengl

15.00–15.30

Coffee break

Lecture hall

   

15.30–16.30

Spatial Prediction Competition Game and Mapping/Graphics Competition results /

Closing remarks

Lecture hall

computer practical

T. Hengl et al.

20.00–24.00

Dinner (at own expense)

Downtown Split

   

Day 6: Saturday 19 August

 

Time

Topic

Location

Format

Moderator

8.00

Departures

MEDILS Bus T. Hengl

9.30–17.00

Excursion (lunch included)

 Krka National Park   T. Hengl

18.00

Return

     
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MEDILS
Meštrovićevo šetalište 45
Split
Croatia
43° 30' 16.884" N, 16° 24' 24.9984" E
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