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Subject: COURSE: Essentials of Spatial Ecology: GIS Analysis in R, QGIS and Google Earth Engine

Essentials of Spatial Ecology: GIS Analysis with R, QGIS and Google Earth Engine

September 14-18, 2020

The course aims to provide graduate students and professionals with an introduction to freely available visual and analytical tools for working with spatial data. The course will focus on the use of R, Q-GIS, and Google Earth Engine. In addition to gaining practice in these environments using real datasets, participants will be able to learn and problem-solve independently after the course. Through a wide range of lectures and guided hands-on tutorials, the course focuses on training students to be proficient in using these popular open-source GIS and analytical software, particularly R, and to think critically to apply those tools in solving applied problems. This course is designed and taught by experts at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute’s (SCBI) Conservation GIS Lab.

A note about COVID-19: SMSC is planning to be able to offer this course on site in September. However, full refunds will be issued if the course is ultimately cancelled, and anyone who registers and ultimately cannot attend can always request a refund.

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation offers 1- or 2-week intensive residential courses hosted in the sustainably-built Volgenau Academic Center on the grounds of SCBI in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. All courses offer continuing education credits (CEUs) and some can be taken for graduate credit as well. Limited scholarships are available for some programs for eligible applicants. See other upcoming offerings below and see the program website (http://SMConservation.gmu.edu) for more course details and pricing.


Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation <SCBITraining@si.edu>
Friday, June 19, 2020

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