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Earth and Environmental Sciences

EES 408 : Sustainability Informatics (SI)  (4)

Learning Objectives:

Sustainability informatics is an inter-disciplinary research field focused on the role of computer and information sciences in enabling human society to thrive for the long term on planet earth.At the completion of this course, student understand areas of ICT applications towards sustainable development. Student will be able to independently use various ICT tools, information bases to arrive at the realistic assessment and futuristic planning for a given ecosystem, ensuring that the principles and objectives of sustainable development are achieved.

Course Contents:

Unit-1: Sustainability Informatics (SI): Introduction, Definition, scope and importance, and trans- disciplinary nature of SI.

Unit-2: ICT and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Unit-3: Theory and Practices in Informatics for biology (biotechnology, ecology, biodiversity), geosciences, chemistry, environment, meteorology, and climate sciences.

Unit-4: Roles of statistics and data analysis, classification & presentation of statistical data

Unit-5: Modeling concepts and Estimation and hypothesis testing on means and other statistics

Unit-6: Regression, Time Series, Spatial statistics, multivariate analysis and Map analysis

Suggested Readings :

  1. Link
  2. Environmental Informatics for Sustainable Development, at Link
  3. Sustainability development practices using GeoInformatics (2020) at Link

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