Welcome to Spatial Statistics, which will be held in Lancaster, UK, from the 4-7 July 2017 under the theme One World: One Health.
The availability of GIS systems, remote sensing platforms and affordable geospatial databases has fueled interest in the statistical analysis of geographic data. Spatial statistics is a rapidly developing field involving the quantitative analysis of such spatial data and spatio-temporal data, and the statistical modelling of related variability and uncertainty.
The theme, One World: One Health in Spatial Statistics will highlight trends in various topics such as ‘disease mapping’, ‘disease systems modelling, ‘new sources of spatial data, including movements and trajectories’, ‘hazards, exposure and risk’, ‘geo-health’ and, of course, ‘one health’.
At the same time, the conference will also offer opportunities to address developments in environmental disciplines such as agriculture, geology, soil science, hydrology, ecology, oceanography, forestry, meteorology and climatology, as well as in socio-economic disciplines such as human geography, spatial econometrics and spatial planning.