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Introduction to remote sensing and GIS for ecological applications (IRMS01)

21st May 2018 - 25th May 2018

£275.00 - £490.00

Course Overview:

The course will deal with different aspects related to the use of remote sensing and GIS in spatial ecology by using the Free and Open Source Software GRASS GIS coupled with R. By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity to deal with ecological patterns and processes by using GIS and remote sensing algorithms. The increasing availability of open ecological and geographical data through networks such as the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF, http://www.gbif.org) or the Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) federated data archive (http://www.dataone.org) makes it increasingly possible to test cutting-edge ecological theories. In using a shared open-source code for testing these ecological theories, researchers can be sure that their results are reliable and also that the code they have used is robust. Attendees will be able to process spatial and ecological data by free and open source algorithms. The course will be mainly practical, but grounded on robust theory. All the analyses will be performed in GRASS GIS and the code will be shared with attendees.

Intended Audience

This course is oriented to MSc and PhD students and to Post-Doc researchers aiming at increasing their skills in self-programming GIS related algorithms.

Venue – PR informatics head office, 53 Morrison Street, Glasgow, G5 8LB – Google map
Availability – 24 places
Duration – 5 days
Contact hours – Approx. 35 hours
ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s
Language – English


• COURSE ONLY – Includes lunch and refreshments.
• ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE (to be purchased in addition to the course only option) – Includes breakfast, lunch, welcome dinner Monday evening, farewell dinner Thursday evening, refreshments and accommodation. Self-catering facilities are available in the accommodation. Accommodation is approximately a 6-minute walk from the PR informatics head office. Accommodation is multiple occupancy (max 3-4 people) single sex en-suite rooms. Arrival Sunday 20th May (after 5pm) and departure Friday 25th May (accommodation must be vacated by 9am). An additional nights accommodation can be purchased, departure 9am Saturday morning email for details.

To book ‘COURSE ONLY’ with the option to add the additional ‘ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE’ please scroll to the bottom of this page.

Other payment options are available please email oliverhooker@prinformatics.com

Cancellation policy: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prinformatics.com Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that PRinformatics must cancel this course due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund for the course will be credited. However PRinformatics cannot be held responsible for any travel fees, accommodation or other expenses incurred to you as a result of the cancellation.


Prof. Duccio Rocchini


Dr. Luca Delucchi

Teaching Format
Course Programme


21st May 2018
25th May 2018
£275.00 - £490.00


PR informatics head office
53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom
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