[ESIP-all] Three week Environmental Informatics Course

Karl Benedict kbene at edac.unm.edu
Tue May 8 11:51:09 EDT 2012

Please forward this to any interested parties.

University Libraries
Walter E. Dean Environmental Information Management Institute

When: Monday, May 28 -- Friday, June 15, 2011

Who:                This course is for MS students and professionals with a
BS in biology, geology, ecology, or other environmental sciences,
environmental engineering, geography or science librarianship

The Environmental Information Management (EIM) Institute provides MS and
PhD students and professionals with the conceptual and practical hands-on
training that allows them to effectively design, manage, analyze,
visualize, and preserve data and information.

Participants completing the three-week Institute will be at a significant
competitive advantage as they pursue further academic and professional
efforts. They will gain invaluable experience with all aspects of the data
life cycle: from managing data files and creating databases and web
portals, through state-of-the-art analysis and visualization techniques, as
well as managing, analyzing, and visualizing geospatial data.

Week 1
INFO 530 Environmental Information Management

An introductory hands-on course on environmental information management and
the data life cycle for the environmental sciences, with emphasis on data
acquisition technologies, metadata, QA/QC procedures, data preservation,
and database management.

Week 2
INFO 532 Environmental Data Analysis and Visualization

Lectures and exercises cover techniques for data exploration, data analysis
and scientific workflows, and creation of effective visual representations
of analytical results.

Week 3
INFO 533 Spatial Data Management in Environmental Science

This hands-on course focuses on how geospatial data are effectively
managed, analyzed, visualized and preserved in Geographic Information

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: http://elibrary.unm.edu/courses/eimi/index.php#reg
Space is limited. The Institute is comprised of three one-week courses for
two credits each. Students must register for and attend all three courses.

Open to non-UNM students. For more information visit
http://elibrary.unm.edu/courses/eimi or email Teresa Neely atneely at unm.edu

The 2012 EIM Institute is made possible by generous funding from Walter E.
Dean. Dr. Dean, a UNM alumnus, has worked for the U.S. Geological Survey
since 1975 on a variety of projects and is currently a research geologist
in the Geology and Environmental Change Science Center in Colorado. Dean is
a prolific researcher and author who has won numerous awards.


Karl Benedict, Ph.D.
Director, Earth Data Analysis Center
Research Assistant Professor, University Libraries
Research Assistant Professor, Geography Department
University of New Mexico

MSC 01 1110 / Bandelier West, Rm. 118
1 University of New Mexico / University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87109

o (505) 277-3622 x234
m (505) 239-4115
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Skype: karlbenedict
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