NEW Big Data & the Environment course launched

NEW Big Data & the Environment course launched

The new Big Data and the Environment free online course, featuring the Centre's Professors David Wallom and Min Chen, launched on October 30.

It is packed with high quality content, Using an engaging mix of film, animation and written exercises, and requires a commitment of just 3 hours for 3 weeks.

The course is aimed at professionals seeking a better understanding of environmental big data and the potential these offer to address key questions and underpin novel solutions for business. It is also relevant to anyone studying environmental topics with a general interest in big data analytics and the complexities and issues surrounding the collection, curation and application of these vast data sets.

Topics include:
• Environmental analytics and the link to big data
• Computing power, processing and storage for environmental data
• Open data
• Challenges of working with data
• Skills and knowledge of a data scientist
• Visualising data
• Citizen science for climate simulation and ecology
• Real life examples of environmental analytics

Contributors include:

Prof Min Chen, Professor of Scientific Visualisation Oxford e-Research Centre
• Prof Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science
• Dr Jon Blower, chief technical officer, IEA
• Dr Victoria Bennett, STFC
Prof David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre
• Paula Marti, Deimos
• Dr Tom August, CEH

It also includes a look at the Institute for Environmental Analytics' exciting new urban natural capital data visualisation project BOUNTY.

You can get a feel for the Big Data course and sign up here.