[MARMAM] Registration open: introductory distance sampling training workshop, 06-17 July 2020

Eric Rexstad er26 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Wed May 20 06:56:11 PDT 2020

Interactive introductory distance sampling training
The University of St Andrews has been training people in design and analysis of distance sampling studies for decades. Perhaps you've wanted to attend but could not get permission for travel to Scotland? With social distancing in place, we are offering our training workshops over the internet. 🎙️Distance sampling methodology is particularly relevant to marine mammal investigation.
We are offering the training workshop in 10 two-hour blocks in early July. You will be invited to interact in short lectures on distance sampling principles. 👩‍🎓 Exercises analysing data sets in R will reinforce those principles and the lecturer will be available to assist during the practical session via screen sharing. The block will conclude with a summary of the exercise and question/answer session for both lecture and exercise. 💻 You can participate in polls during the workshop to assess your comprehension of topics discussed. 🤔
The workshop will be delivered using Zoom web conferencing software along with R-Studio "in the cloud".☁️ You will need (free) accounts for both pieces of software. I encourage you to experiment with Zoom (at https://zoom.us) and https://rstudio.cloud before the course begins. 👩‍💻 There will be a training session prior to the first meeting on 06 July.
Companion online training workshops
We are planning an additional advanced distance sampling workshops later this summer. This workshop (mark-recapture distance sampling delivery in late August) will require knowledge of basic distance sampling principles derived from this introductory training workshop.
Important details
Workshop dates and time: 06-17 July 2020; 1700-1900 British summer time (1200-1400 EDT, 0900-1100 PDT) 🕰️
Registration deadline: 10 June 2020📅
Enrolment limit: 15
Cost: 200 British pounds 💵
What is included: Lectures, exercises, code, data all available online📃
What they are saying
I would like to say I really liked RStudio Cloud and it is working just fine and I am really enjoying using it as a student. I'm looking forward to using it as an instructor too. I really liked the first half of the course. I love distance sampling and I am enjoying every second of the course! The only thing I can say about this particular workshop is it deserves more time. -- Kaan Özgencil, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara
Further details are available at the CREEM website
At this page you will find a link to the St Andrews online shop where you a) register and b) make payment.
Feel free to contact me with questions.
Information regarding all distance sampling workshops can be found at
Eric Rexstad
Senior Research Fellow, CREEM, Univ. of St Andrews, Charity SC013532

eric.rexstad at st-andrews.ac.uk
The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens, St Andrews KY16 9LZ

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