Big Data and the Environment
University of Reading
  • Start Date: 19 Nov, 2018
  • 3 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


From sources such as satellites, sensors and social media, how can environmental data analytics benefit business and research?

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Use current examples to explore the potential benefits of environmental big data


From weather fluctuations to the spread of an invasive species, what problems can scientists address by analysing these vast data collections? What are the potential benefits for business, research and our daily lives?


Find out about possible career paths and gain insights from industry experts and research scientists working on a range of current projects. From urban planning to monitoring wildlife, explore the complexities of managing and analysing big data to seek innovative solutions.


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.


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.


Certificate cost may vary. You will be redirected to the host page for cost and payment options.

University of Reading

The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world with a reputation for teaching, research and enterprise.

The University aims to deliver a world-class experience to all of its learners. Teaching is research-led, so learners can benefit from the expertise and hands-on knowledge of teaching staff.

The award-winning UK campuses in the south-east of England offer a fantastic environment in which to live and learn, with state-of-of-the-art facilities – all just 25 minutes from London.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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