5 July 2017
Around 220 delegates are expected, coming from across the globe to discuss advances in spatial statistical methodology and applications.

The availability of GIS systems, remote sensing platforms and affordable geospatial databases has fuelled 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.

During the conference, special attention will be given to the contributions of Professor Peter Diggle, who is a world-leading proponent of spatial statistics, with the University of Lancaster as his home base.

This is a significant opportunity for you to hear from leading scientists in the field and to network with colleagues in industry and academia to ensure that you keep abreast of recent developments in this exciting field of science.