Ron Sandland recently wrote about the new phenomenon of 'big data' - weighing up the benefits and concerns. Terry Speed reflected on the same issue in a talk earlier this year inGothenburg, Sweeden noting that this is nothing new to statisticians. So what's all the fuss about? Here's another take on the 'big data' bandwagon.
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Scientific staff have advanced degrees (masters and/or PhD.) in statistics coupled with extensive applied experience gained from working on major environmental projects of national and international significance.
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Development of forecasting systems to predict water column turbidity and benthic light for major dredging projects (see news item on left sidebar).
The design, evaluation, and placement of environmental monitoring networks. For water quality, this is relevant to the cost-effective management of sediments, nutrients, and salinity. For air quality, this involves the siting of individual monitoring stations to 'optimize' the network.
Robust statistical methods for the estimation of sediment and nutrient loads.
The development of 'smart' autosamplers for measuring sediment and nutrient loads in rivers, streams, and drains. We have developed advanced statistical algorithms that result in up to 90% reduction in monitoring effort with little loss of statistical accuracy or precision.
Environmental risk assessment - our staff are recognised world experts in quantitative ecological risk assessment.
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Environmetrics Australia provides specialised training in contemporary statistics for environmental researchers, managers, and technicians. Our flagship short-course 'Introductory Environmetrics' has been enthusiastically embraced by natural resource management agencies around Australia.
Other specialised courses in ecotoxicology, spatial statistics, time-series modeling, and Bayesian networks are also available.