Participants will work in groups of two. Each group will have its own 'project' including the full sequence of modelling, projection and analysis work. Evaluation will be based on work during the course and on a final 15-min presentation of the groups' results.
The course requires basic familiarity with R and ArcGIS (or equivalent software). As there will be groups of two, knowledge of partners may be complementary, meaning that in each team of two persons at least one should have experience with R and the other one with GIS-software.
Positive evaluation requires regular presence, active work during the course and doing at least part of the final presentation.
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