Visualizing and Analyzing Environmental Data with R RSTAT-400
Dec 01, 2020 - Dec 02, 2020
This course is designed for participants who wish to gain beginning to intermediate skills in using R for manipulating, visualizing and analyzing their environmental data. R is a comprehensive statistical programming language that is cooperatively developed on the Internet as an open source project. This freely available statistical package R is a powerful tool and is projected to become the most widely used statistical software.
This class is taught using real-world environmental data sets and is hands-on using instructor-led examples. It is applicable to anyone that conducts environmental monitoring or uses environmental data for research, management, or policy-making and is recommended for anyone needing to become proficient with R basics. Being proficient in R will help participants be competitive in their chosen fields.
After completing this course attendees will be able to:
Understand the uses of R for working with environmental data
Installing R and R libraries
Import and export data from a range of sources including Excel and Access
Sorting, merging, and aggregating, subsetting, and converting data
Query and display data and generate basic data summaries
Create a variety of high quality data visualization graphics
Perform common statistical tests including t-tests, ANOVA, and linear models
Develop basic scripts to automate and document procedures and analyses
Registration: Earlybird pricing for registrations $595/$545*; $645/$595* thereafter (*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members).
For general information contact NWETC by telephone at 425-270-3274 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Removal Process course provides OnScene Coordinators (OSC) and others who support the removal program with fundamental information and practical knowledge needed to plan, conduct or support removal actions effectively in response to releases of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants as well as discharges of oil under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The Removal Process course is structured to follow the framework of the NCP. By taking the course, participants will achieve the following objectives:
Learn to carry out the step-by-step process of conducting a removal action. The course follows the chain of events from site discovery to completion of the removal action, demonstrating how the enforcement process is integrated into various phases of the removal process.
Understand the authorities and limitations of an OSC during a removal action. The course provides a comprehensive review of statutory and regulatory requirements, including an overview of response authority, requirements for public participation and regulations governing contracting services.
Understand the Incident Command System/Unified Command (ICS/UC) and an OSC’s role during an emergency response. This course strengthens an OSC’s ability to use the ICS/UC effectively and reiterates the roles and responsibilities of an OSC during emergency responses to releases of hazardous substances. The course examines the organization of the ICS/UC and provides a thorough discussion of the planning and support functions associated with the ICS/UC.
Use their newly developed knowledge and skills to solve real-life problems. Participants are challenged to apply the information and knowledge acquired during the course to realistic exercises and case studies and will be presented with tools and resources available to the OSC.
The Removal Process course is an intermediate 4 1/2 day training that is geared towards OSCs and other responders or removal program personnel (Headquarters regional coordinators, Removal Managers, enforcement personnel and Special Team members) who are responsible for or need to know about removal response activities under CERCLA as well as the Oil Pollution Act (OPA)/Clean Water Act (CWA). Other Federal Agency OSCs and State OSCs will also be permitted to attend. THIS COURSE IS NOT OPEN TO NON-FEDERAL AGENCY OSCS, NON-STATE OSCS, TRIBES, ACADEMIA, CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES. The Fundamentals of Superfund Course is a prerequisite for EPA employees who would like to attend the Removal Process course.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
Daily Class Times:
Monday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM