Practical Geostatistics: as the name suggests, this course takes interested students from no knowledge of statistics or geostatistics to understanding the mysteries of ordinary kriging and its variants in 24 hours. This is a classroom course and includes manual exercises to reinforce understanding of the techniques.
The course is aimed at geologists, mining engineers, surveyors, biologists, agriculturalists, statisticians, environmentalists and any other professionals dealing with the estimation from or interpolation between samples collected on a spatial basis.
No prior knowledge of statistics or geostatistics is assumed. A minimum of mathematics is necessary to explain the techniques - mainly simple algebra, up to understanding the concepts behind solving simple sets of simultaneous equations and differentiating x². Questions and discussions are actively encouraged and, indeed, form the basis of a successful course.
Participants are advised to bring a laptop computer.