[MARMAM] Course Announcement: An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology - Glasgow, UK, 22-24 January 2014

Colin D. MacLeod cdmacleod at gisinecology.com
Mon Oct 14 02:03:14 PDT 2013

Course Announcement: An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology

GIS In Ecology will be holding an introductory training course on using GIS for marine biological research in Glasgow, Scotland, on the 22nd to 24th of January 2014. It will be taught by Dr. Colin D. MacLeod, the author of ‘An Introduction To Using GIS In Marine Biology’ (Pictish Beast Publications). It is aimed at those just starting to use GIS in their research and who have little or no existing knowledge of this subject area. 

More information about this course can be found at: http://www.gisinecology.com/Training_Course_Glasgow_January_2014.htm. 

All the practical exercises will be done using a standard data set so you do not need to have your own data to do this course. Attendance will be limited to a maximum of 12 people. The course will cost £395 per person (£300 for students, the unwaged and those working for registered charities). To book a place, or for more information, contact: info at GISinEcology.com. 

At the end of the course, all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and completion. Each certificate is embossed with the GIS In Ecology official stamp to prevent its fraudulent reproduction. In addition, each certificate has its own unique identification number that we will record, along with your name, meaning that we can verify the authenticity of the certificates we issue (and the course you have completed) on request. 

To attend this course, you must bring your own laptop computer and have a fully licensed copy of ArcGIS 9.3, 10, 10.1, 10.2 software (ArcGIS 10.2 is the preferred software), and a licence for the ArGIS Spatial Analyst extension pre-installed on it. You can find information about how to get this software package by clicking here. It addition, you will also need to have spreadsheet software, such as Excel, on your computer. 

Glasgow has great transport links and is within half a days travel by car or by fast train links from most cities in the UK. For example, it can be reached in as little as 4h 30mins from London by train. It can also be reached by direct flights from many European cities and the flight time is generally under four hours. The course will be held in central Glasgow at the IET Glasgow Teacher Building (14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB, UK). 

Attendees will be responsible for their own accommodation. However, Glasgow provides a wide range of accommodation options to fit most budgets. Information on hotels and hostels in Glasgow can be found by visiting the webpage for the course.

This course will be followed by a second course running from the 27 – 28th January at the same venue titled ‘An Introduction To Species Distribution Modelling In The Marine Environment’. For more information on this course, visit http://www.gisinecology.com/Training_Course_SDM_January_2014.htm.

All the best,


GIS IN ECOLOGY - Providing Training, Advice And Consultancy On The Use Of GIS In Ecology

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