Environment

The focus of the environment theme is to seek methodological innovations that can transform our understanding and management of the natural environment. This is a major cross-disciplinary challenge requiring a close collaboration between environmental scientists, computer sciences, statisticians, social scientists, and many others.

We are particularly interested in new methods that:

  1. recognise the intrinsic features of complexity/ interconnectedness and uncertainty in the natural world
  2. can deal with the often sparse data emanating from extreme events
  3. recognise the higher heterogeneous and fragmented nature of environmental data (sometimes referred to as the long tail of science)
  4. can detect significant phenomena and changepoints associated with the environment at different scales

We are also interested in the transformative potential of underlying digital innovations, in particular, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing: IoT has the potential to provide rich, real-time data about many facets of the natural environment at a scale previously unimaginable; cloud computing offers elastic storage and computational capacity to bring together diverse data-sets from different geographical locations and at different scales and open this up to a range of scientists and stakeholders.

Data science then has the potential to offer a rich mix of analysis techniques to make sense of the data and hence to inform environmental management strategies and policies. This builds on real areas of strength at Lancaster, across the environmental sciences (for example in modelling and in managing uncertainty), an underlying distributed computer systems architectures, in areas of theory including extreme value theory, changepoint analysis, machine learning and decision making. Building on this, our goal is to establish the Data Science Institute as the world leader in data science for the environment.

Members

Atmosphere, Climate and Pollution

+44 (0)1524 593970 B511, B - Floor, LEC 1

Geospatial Data Science

+44 (0)1524 595203

Energy Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 510373 C20, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Energy Lancaster, Innovation for a better environment, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet, Water Science

+44 (0)1524 593927 B539, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

HighWire Doctoral Training Centre, SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

+44 (0)1524 510303 C15, C - Floor, Infolab

HighWire Doctoral Training Centre, SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

C29, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593954 B28a, B - Floor, Fylde College

HighWire Doctoral Training Centre, SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab), Security Lancaster, Security Lancaster (Cyber Security)

+44 (0)1524 510386 C17, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Energy Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 510326 C57, C - Floor, InfoLab21

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

Innovation for a better environment, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet

Centre for Global Eco-innovation , Energy Lancaster, Innovation for a better environment, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet, Water Science

+44 (0)1524 510264

Earth Science, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 593571 B522a, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

Atmosphere, Climate and Pollution, Energy Lancaster

+44 (0)1524 593280

Modelling and Inference, Sustainable Catchments

+44 (0)7866 715761

Geospatial Data Science

+44 (0)1524 594654

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

C21, C - Floor, Infolab

Improving global stewardship, Political Ecology , Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510289 A528, A - Floor, LEC 1

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

+44 (0)1524 510317

Changepoints and Time Series, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593450 B24, B - Floor, Fylde College

Modelling and Inference, STOR-i Centre for Doctoral Training

+44 (0)1524 593965

Modelling and Inference

+44 (0)7786 507905 C29, C - Floor, InfoLab21

Energy Lancaster, Improving global stewardship, Sustainable Catchments, Understanding a changing planet, Water Science

+44 (0)1524 593973 A514a, A - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

SCC Distributed Systems Group (MetaLab)

Centre for Global Eco-innovation , Geospatial Data Science, Improving global stewardship, Innovation for a better environment, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510239

Atmosphere, Climate and Pollution, Improving global stewardship, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 594871 B508, B - Floor, LEC 1 & 2

Atmosphere, Climate and Pollution, Improving global stewardship, Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Understanding a changing planet

+44 (0)1524 510522 B33, B - Floor, LEC lll

Geospatial Data Science