Free online course: Big Data and the Environment

Organised by
The Institute for Environmental Analytics
Online Course


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.

Using an engaging mix of film, animation and written exercises, 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.

The course starts on the 30th October (although you can join at any time), and requires a commitment of just 3 hours a week for 3 weeks. The course features high quality content from both the Institute for Environmental Analytics and their world-renowned collaborators. Topics covered include:

Environmental analytics and the link to big data
Computing power, processing and storage for environmental data
Open data
Challenges of working with data
Visualising data

Contributors include:

Dr Jon Blower, chief technical officer, IEA
Prof Min Chen, Professor of Scientific Visualisation Oxford e-Research Centre
Prof Ed Hawkins, Professor of Climate Science
Dr Victoria Bennett, STFC
Prof David Wallom, Oxford e-Research Centre
Paula Marti, Deimos
Dr Tom August, CEH