Earth Analytics Course: Learn Data Science

Earth analytics is an advanced, multidisciplinary course that addresses major questions in Earth science and teaches students to use the analytical tools necessary to undertake exploration of heterogeneous ‘big scientific data.’ This course is designed for upper level (junior / senior level) undergraduate students and graduate students.

Throughout the course we will use computationally intensive techniques to address scientific questions. We will use a suite of different types of publicly available data including:

  • Satellite and airborne lidar and spectral remote sensing data,
  • Data collected using distributed in situ (on the ground) sensor networks,
  • Social media data, and
  • Demographic (census) data

This course is highly technical. We will use the R scientific programming environment and the RStudio graphical interface to work with data.