Post by Allan Roberts
On May 21 and 22 two sessions in the Ocean Networks Canada/Ecostats R Workshop Series were held at the University of Victoria.
In total, there were 21 participants, including grad students, undergraduates, UVic faculty, and others. Participants came from the departments of Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies, and the department of Mathematics and Statistics; some of their interests include forage fish, seaweeds, forest biology, benthic ecology, and arctic ecology.
The workshop sessions used data from the NEPTUNE network Folger Passage node. Topics covered in the workshops included the application of matrix algebra to modelling, and a brief introduction to different types of time-series models. Models were qualitatively compared to oceanographic data from the NEPTUNE network Folger Passage node; and salinity data were examined relative to temperature and conductivity measurements.
Tutorials using Ocean Networks Canada data are available on the topics of data management and plotting data. You can find underwater videos from Folger Passage, and other locations, through Ocean Networks Canada’s SeaTube.
There are still openings in data workshops on the topics of Spatial Data (June 4) and Stats & Randomization (June 18). A link to the sign-up form can be found on the Ecostats webpage.