date_range Starts on March 25, 2019
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assignment Level : Intermediate
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Use current examples to explore the potential benefits of environmental big data
From weather fluctuations to the spread of an invasive species, what problems can scientists address by analysing these vast data collections? What are the potential benefits for business, research and our daily lives?

Find out about possible career paths and gain insights from industry experts and research scientists working on a range of current projects. From urban planning to monitoring wildlife, explore the complexities of managing and analysing big data to seek innovative solutions.

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Syllabus

Week 1: Introduction to big data

  • Sources of big data, including satellites for looking at the surface of the Earth
  • Environmental analytics and the link to big data
  • Computing power, processing and storage for environmental data

Week 2: Data to Discovery

  • Open data
  • The challenges of working with data
  • The skills and knowledge of a data scientist

Week 3: Big and Small Data

  • Citizen science for climate simulation and ecology
  • Real-life examples of environmental analytics
  • Visualising data
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Instructors

Vicky Lucas
Training manager for the IEA - interested in all things about learning and the environment.

Jon Blower
Chief Technology Officer at the Institute for Environmental Analytics. We help all kinds of people to understand and make the most of environmental data!

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University of Reading

The University of Reading was founded in 1892 during a period of rapid development in the city of Reading, England. This is one of the Red Brick University.

 

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Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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manque d'applications pratiques mais plein d'insights sur le marché et l'exploitation de la data.

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manque d'applications pratiques mais plein d'insights sur le marché et l'exploitation de la data.