Explain the characteristics and identify sources of big data
Explore applications of data in environmental science for business
Understand the skills necessary to be a data scientist
Discuss the importance of open data and participate in citizen science
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.
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
This 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.