ENV 617b () / 2023-2024

Real World Environmental Data Science

Credits: 3

Spring 2024: M, 2:30-5:20, online/sage 24

Application is required

The goal of this course is to provide students with a foundational understanding of what it takes to perform environmental data work in a practical, professional setting. To make sound policy decisions, we need data, and the reality is that data is often messy, difficult to find, and incomplete. In order to effectively leverage the data, students need to be able to troubleshoot when there is a problem. We focus on understanding the mechanics and nuances of working with messy data in the professional setting, not teaching statistics. We will provide a high-level explanation of methods, what they will tell us and how they are useful, and then focus on implementation.