The objective of the course is to provide a thorough grounding in the use of geostatistical methods to analyse spatially geo-referenced survey data. Students will be guided through the different steps of geostatistical analyses based on case studies. The course includes applied examples, case studies, and hand-on exercises on the computer. The course will extend for five days. The morning sessions will consist of lectures on background and theory. The afternoons will be arranged as computer ‘practicals’ where survey data analysis will be demonstrated using freely available software. Participants will be able to work with their own data during these sessions. During these afternoon sessions interaction among the course participants will be encouraged.
The course is mainly targeted at individuals who are new to geostatistical methods. However, examples of advanced methods are given to benefit researchers already familiar with geostatistical method who wish to further improving their skills and understanding.
Pierre Petitgas, Ifremer, France
Matthieu Woillez, Ifremer, France
Jacques Rivoirard, Geosciences Center/Geostatistics, France
Nicolas Bez, IRD, France