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Geovariances Training Catalog - Geostatistics for the Environment 2015

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Geovariances Training Catalog - Geostatistics for the Environment 2015

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  3. 3. 3 Dear colleague, Nowadays, environmental issues require more decisions based on on-site observations. Geostatistics has proven its efficiency for reliable mapping of environmental variables, uncertainty quantification related to these predictions and to characterize the subsurface heterogeneity. You will find through this catalog, a detailed presentation of our training offerings, developed to answer your needs. These courses are dedicated to geostatistical methodologies or software use. This year, various one-day seminars have been organized to educate project managers and decision makers in the geostatistical approach. Besides, our software training program allows you to gain autonomy and efficiency using Isatis or Kartotrak. You can register for a public course or find out more about our training offer by visiting our website at www.geovariances.com. Also, keep in mind that any of our courses can be customized to your in-house needs and expectations. Our experienced team is also willing to provide practical guidance on appropriate and well-proven geostatistical approaches through tailored mentoring sessions. And why not benefit this year from our brand new web-based one-to-one training or mentoring sessions? Our consultants will be pleased to set up with you the program best suited to your needs and your rythm over a period of a few days. Contact us for more information! We are committed to sharing our expertise with you, just tell us about your training needs and expectations! Warm regards, Nicolas Jeannée. Chief Technology Officer—Environment Technical Advisor Edito
  4. 4. 4 Geovariances offers a complete set of high quality training programs for beginners and experienced users. Courses cover basic and advanced Geostatistics and provide participants with plenty of hands-on practice with real data sets. They are led by Geovariances highly experienced consultants. Public courses are organized worldwide and throughout the year in English and French. Our consultants also provide in-house training and mentoring focused on companies’ specific needs. Some of our courses can also be tailored to your particular needs and preferred rhythm through one-to-one web-based training or mentoring sessions. These online sessions are scheduled jointly with one of our consultants over a period of a few days. Several pricing options are available depending on the mentoring duration. Contact your sales representative for more information. Geovariances Headquaters at Avon, France Discover Geovariances clicking through the picture Summary of our offer
  5. 5. 5 Summary Seminar....................................................................................................................................................... 5 An Overview of Geostatistics for Contaminated Site Characterization.....................................6 Geostatistics for Air Quality Modelling ..................................................................................................7 Fundamentals........................................................................................................................................... 8 Geostatistics for Reliable Mapping..........................................................................................................9 Contaminated Site Characterization ....................................................................................................10 Geostatistical Methods for Geological Modeling and Hydrogeology .........................................11 Advanced Geostatistics ..................................................................................................................... 12 Risk Analysis: The Geostatistical Approach.......................................................................................13 Software Handling ............................................................................................................................... 14 Isatis Essentials for the Environment..................................................................................................15 Isatis / Kartotrak Workshop....................................................................................................................16 Courses list.............................................................................................................................................. 17 Our Trainers............................................................................................................................................ 18 Terms & Conditions ............................................................................................................................. 19 Geovariances .......................................................................................................................................... 20 Contact Us................................................................................................................................................ 21 See all training sessions for year 2014: http://www.geovariances.com/en/training-in-geostatistics-for-the-environment-sessions-de- formation-en-francais-ar800
  6. 6. 6 Seminar
  7. 7. 7 Decision-makers, engineers and technicians involved in the characterization or remediation of potentially contaminated sites. Get introduced to relevant geostatistical solutions for the c h a r a c t e r i z a t i o n o f contaminated sites: quality control and exploratory data a n a l y s i s , s p a t i a l heterogeneity analysis, i n -si tu poll uti on and contami nated volumes estimation, quantification of related uncertainties. Understand the relevance of geostatistics, its added value a n d c o n d i t i o n s f o r implementation. Who should attend Objective AN OVERVIEW OF GEOSTATISTICS FOR CONTAMINATED SITE CHARACTERIZATION Seminar content Current practices - Presentation of the classical approaches implemented for the characterization of potentially polluted sites and the estimation of contaminated soil volumes - Pros/Cons and underlying assumptions of these approaches Understanding and estimating the spatial heterogeneity of pollution - Practical introduction to the concepts of heterogeneity and spatial variability of pollutants. Operational consequences on the feasibility of given remediation techniques - How to quantify the spatial variability of a pollutant: calculation and interpretation of the variogram - Recommendation for the sampling of potentially polluted sites Predicting and mapping in-situ pollution - Presentation of common deterministic interpolation methods. - Introduction to the kriging and its advantages: integration of the spatial variability, quantification of the attached uncertainty - Taking into account auxiliary information: site history, qualitative observations and quantitative measurements Quantifying and locating contaminated volumes - Risks attached to the use of interpolation methods for estimating contaminated volumes - Practical introduction to the stochastic simulations approach - Presentation of results: global estimation of contaminated volumes and attached uncertainty, local risk of exceeding cleanup levels On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-seminar-an- o v e r v i e w - o f - g e o s t a t i s t i c s - f o r - c o n t a m i n a t ed - s i t e - characterization-co770Duration: 1 day Price: 550 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  8. 8. 8 The seminar is designed for scientists involved in air quality monitoring and requi ri ng a p ra cti cal introduction to geostatistics f o r d a t a a n a l y s i s , interpolation and risk assessment. No prior knowledge of geostatistics is required. The seminar aims at presenting the fundamental concepts of geostatistics and its added value for classical air pollution issues. Real applications are provided to illustrate the concepts. Who should attend Objective GEOSTATISTICS FOR AIR QUALITY MODELING Seminar content Introduction: what is geostatistics? - The integration of geostatistics in air quality monitoring workflows is presented - Introductive example of a typical air quality project The foundation stone of geostatistics - Characterization of the pollutant’s spatial continuity through the variogram analysis Interpolating between data: kriging in practice - Quantification of the interpolation uncertainty with the kriging variance Multivariate geostatistics, cokriging and data assimilation - Refining the pollutant map using auxiliary data (correlated pollutants, meteorology, topography, soil occupation, traffic density, industrial emissions, numerical models) Risk analysis - Computing the probability of exceeding a pollutant threshold over a given period (day, week, year) - Estimation of the population exposure to concentrations exceeding regulatory thresholds Time will be available for discussion about air quality projects achieved by the participants On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-seminar- geostatistics-for-air-quality-modeling-co817 Duration: 1 day Price: 550 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  9. 9. 9 Fundamentals
  10. 10. 10 GEOSTATISTICS FOR RELIABLE MAPPING The course is designed for geologists, engineers and other geoscientists requiring a practical introduction to geostatistical methods applied to data analysis, interpolation and simulation. No prior knowledge of geostatistics is required. H o w e v e r a b a s i c understanding of statistics is recommended. The course objective is to present the basic concepts and methods of geostatistics for interpolating between data in environmental applications. The subject m a t t e r r a n g e s f r o m variograms to kriging and multivariate geostatistics. The potential pitfalls and hints in the geostatistical analysis of data are highlighted for each of these concepts. Particular attention is paid to the specific problems associated with air pollution. Who should attend Objective Course content Introduction: - What is geostatistics? - The advantages of using geostatistics over existing methods The foundation stone of geostatistics: - Quantifying the spatial behaviour via the variogram - Calculating, modelling and interpreting the directional variograms Interpolating between the data: - The theory and practice of kriging - The estimated values reflect the spatial continuity observed in the data Multivariate geostatistics and cokriging: - Integrating multidisciplinary correlated data (remote sensing data, DTM’s or other co-factors) to improve the final estimate Using non-stationary geostatistics to respect the trend present in the data. On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-geostatistics-for -reliable-cartography-co104 Duration : 3 days Price : 1495 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  11. 11. 11 CONTAMINATED SITE CHARACTERIZATION The course is designed for practitioners involved in the c h a r a c t e r i z a t i o n o f contaminated sites and who wish a practical introduction to geostatistical methods using the software Kartotrak. No prior knowledge of geostatistics is required. H o w e v e r a b a s i c understanding of statistics is recommended. The course presents a comprehensive methodology for the characterization of potentially contaminated sites: accounting for the historical data, sampling optimization, in-situ pollution mapping and contaminated volumes estimation. Following this session, you will be acquainted with geostatistics basic concepts and usual methodologies for pollution mapping and risk anal ysis: vari ography, kriging, simulations. Who should attend Objective Course content Introduction - Presentation of the current practices for the characterization of contaminated sites and the estimation of contaminated soil volumes - Advantages of using geostatistics over existing methods - Getting started with Kartotrak Understanding and estimating the spatial heterogeneity of pollution - Practical introduction to the concept of spatial variability. Operational implications for the feasibility of given remediation modes - How to quantify the spatial variability of a pollutant: calculation, interpretation and variogram modeling - Recommendations for the sampling of potentially contaminated sites Predicting and mapping in-situ pollution - Presentation of usual methods of mapping the analytical data - Principle and properties of kriging in 2D/3D Quantifying and localizing the contaminated volumes - Overall estimate of the volumes of non-compatible land and its associated uncertainty, risk of non-compatibility of local mesh cleanup - Final control after remediation On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-contaminated-site- characterization-with-kartotrak-co103 Duration: 3 days Price: 1495 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  12. 12. 12 GEOSTATISTICAL METHODS FOR GEOLOGICAL MODELLING AND HYDROGEOLOGY This course is aimed at engineers, geologists and hydrogeologists confronted with the modeling of the subsoil heterogeneity and with the estimation of hydrogeological variables. No p r i o r k n o w l e d g e o f geostatistics is required. H o w e v e r a b a s i c understanding of statistics is recommended. The course presents the appropriate geostatistical m e t h o d s f o r t h e characterization of natural r e s o u r c e s a n d t h e i r heterogeneities. They include the implementation of sampling strategies to the quanti fi cati on of the uncertainties attached to the modeling of continuous variables (top/bottom of geological horizons, hydraulic h ea d , m ec h a n i c a l o r hydrogeological properties) or facies data. Who should attend Objective Course content Introduction - Current practices in geological modeling and hydrogeology - Heterogeneity and uncertainty characterization Understanding and estimation of the spatial heterogeneity of the followed phenomenon - Practical introduction to the concepts of heterogeneity and spatial variability - Quantification of the spatial variability: calculation and interpretation of the variogram Mapping a continuous variable (horizon top, hydraulic head) - Deterministic interpolation methods - Estimation by kriging (2D / 3D) and quantification of the attached uncertainty - Consideration of auxiliary information: Digital Elevation Model, geophysical and/or geological information - Introduction to the conditional simulations for the quantification of uncertainties Modelling of the geological heterogeneity - Presentation of simulation methods for discrete variables, in particular the plurigaussian and multipoint (MPS) simulations - Post-processing of the results On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-geostatistical- methods-for-geological-modeling-and-hydrogeology-new-co760 Duration: 5 days Price: 2495 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  13. 13. 13 Advanced Geostatistics
  14. 14. 14 RISK ANALYSIS: THE GEOSTATISTICAL APPROACH The course is designed for geologists, engineers and other geoscientists concerned with the analysis and quantification of risk, or for a better management of the available resources. Participants should have a good working knowledge of b a s i c g e o s t a t i s t i c a l techniques : variograms and kriging. The course objective is to provide an in-depth review of the different simulation methods applicable to the environment. The course specifically addresses issues of uncertainty assessment in different application fields such as soil and water pollutants, soil science, hydrogeology, oceanography, f i s h e r i e s a n d c i v i l engineering. Who should attend Objective Course content Introduction: a review of the fundamentals required in order to perfom geostatistical simulations - Variography - Kriging or cokriging Why we need simulations - Sensitivity of the observed statistics to the sampling - Limitations of the use of the kriging - Risk quantification General overview of simulation methods for both continuous and categorical variables Interpreting the results - Histograms - Quantile plots - Isoprobability maps On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-risk-analysis- the-geostatistical-approach-co111 Duration: 3 days Price: 1495 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  15. 15. 15 Software Handling Click through the pictures to know more about the geostatistical software
  16. 16. 16 ISATIS ESSENTIALS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT This course is aimed at geoscientists, engineers and researchers working with spatial data and seeking a comprehensive overview of the essential geostatistics tools available in Isatis. B a s i c k n o w l e d g e o f variography and kriging is recommended. However, the course does not make use of mathematics and therefore can be followed by beginners in geostatistics as well as confirmed geostatisticians. The following main topics will be addressed: data loading, exploratory data analysis, kriging and simulations. At the end of the course, you will be able to quickly handle the software and to apply geostatistics with Isatis. Who should attend Objective Course content Presentation of Isatis concepts and most used applications - User interface - Handled data - Isatis database organization - On-line html documentation Data exchange with third-party software: - Importing data and exporting results Data management Classical statistics and exploratory spatial data analysis Calculation of experimental variograms and variogram fitting Use of classical kriging algorithms Introduction to simulations Graphics setup and edition Batch processing and use of journal files On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-environment- isatis-essentials-co761 Duration: 3 days Price: 1495 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  17. 17. 17 ISATIS / KARTOTRAK WORKSHOP This workshop is intended for engineers and technicians, who are familiar with the application of geostatistics with Isatis and / or Kartotrak for the characterization of contaminated sites and who wish to improve their use of the software and go further. It is required to have followed one of the Fundamental trainings prior to the workshop. Workshop content and duration will be set according to the requested objectives; the leading idea being that each participant is there to deepen his own knowledge. From practical work based on each participant’s data, geostatistics key concepts will be discussed. The following points will be addressed: variography and anisotropy m o d e l i n g , G a u s s i a n transformations, change of support and application of results for decision aid, etc. Who should attend Objectives Course content Introduction - Presentation of participants’ case studies - Specification of the exact content of the workshop and the time for each topic Suggested topics - Variography, particularly with 3D anisotropies; - Gaussian transformations (anamorphosis): how to control its quality - Change of support and geostatistical simulations; - 3D visualization and results display: superimposition of contextual information (topography, base maps) and advanced visualization. - Post-processing and decision support: which results to provide, how to communicate based on the results of the study; - Surveying contaminated sites: how to refine the sampling strategy. - How to choose and combine several auxiliary variables to refine mapping Discussion Throughout the workshop, time is allocated to discuss about studies made by participants, results and issues On-line registration http://www.geovariances.com/en/environment-isatis-kartotrak- workshop-co925 Duration: 2 days Price : 995 €/pers Including: lunch & coffee break Training material
  18. 18. 18 These courses may be scheduled for another date and/or location. Tailored courses may also be organized in your offices on demand, focused on specific applications or algorithms, for example: multivariate geostatistics, simulations and risk analysis, local geostatistics, specific workflows, etc. Check online the updated dates of the training sessions : English: http://www.geovariances.com/en/training-in-geostatistics-for-the-environment-training- sessions-in-english-ar799 French: http://www.geovariances.com/en/training-in-geostatistics-for-the-environment-sessions-de- formation-en-francais-ar800 Courses Calendar Date Place Intitulé du cours January 28—30 Paris Contaminated Site Characterization June 22—24 Paris Geostatistics for Reliable Mapping
  19. 19. 19 Dr Yvon Desnoyers, Consultant & Trainer, Nuclear Technical Advisor Yvon joined Geovariances in 2008 as a member of the consulting and training team. In 2010, he obtained his PhD dedicated to the geostatistical characterization of radiological contamination in nuclear facilities in partnership with the French Atomic Energy Commission, CEA. Yvon is mainly involved in nuclear consulting projects, trainings and working groups on radiological characterization and sampling optimization. Ophélie Lemarchand, Consultant & Trainer Ophélie joined Geovariances in 2007 after graduating from university with a master in mathematical engineering and a speciality in statistics. She spent 8 months in a French association for Air Quality Monitoring where she worked on ozone pollution automatic mapping. Ophélie is mainly involved in environmental consulting projects and trainings. She also takes part in the Isatis Technical Support and documentation. Our Trainers Dr Nicolas Jeannée, Chief Technology Officer, Environment Technical Advisor Nicolas coordinates all projects involving Geovariances’ technology: software products, technical support, research & development, scientific partnerships. Nicolas has 15 years experience in quantitative data analysis and geostatistical modeling in various fields and is technical advisor for the Environment sector. He has published in various journals and presented talks in numerous conferences. He taught more than 70 courses dedicated to (geo)statistics, mainly for industry and research organizations. Nicolas holds a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Namur, Belgium and a Special Degree in Hydrogeology from the UPMC in Paris. He received his Ph.D. in geostatistics from Paris School of Mines in Claire Faucheux, Consultant & Trainer Claire joined Geovariances in 2010. Graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Agronomie de Rennes – France with a diploma of agronomic engineering and a speciality in applied statistics, she spent two years and a half within the Geostatistical team of Mines ParisTech as a research assistant. At Geovariances, Claire is mainly involved in Environmental consulting projects and trainings and also takes part in the Isatis technical support and documentation.
  20. 20. 20 Terms and Conditions Registration Fees Class fees include one set of course material and lunches. Attendees are invited to use their own laptop for computer exercises. A temporary demo version of ISATIS will be freely supplied by GEOVARIANCES for this purpose. For courses to be held in GEOVARIANCES only, if you are unable to bring your own laptop during the training session, be sure to inform your sales contact and GEOVARIANCES will provide you with a computer as far as possible. Please note that admission will be only confirmed on receipt of your formal purchase order and af- ter full payment. Payment Geovariances will invoice your company for the approved course cost amount in full unless cancellation notice has been given 5 working days before the course date. Payment is required prior to the course to confirm the registration. Payment options: credit card (American Express is not accepted - please provide with your card details) or wire transfer to BRED Fontainebleau HDV - IBAN number: FR76 1010 7003 2700 0302 7055 623. Venue Courses can be organized in or outside GEOVARIANCES premises (hotel, client premises). Please refer to the course description for more details. Training hours are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm unless otherwise specified. Accomodation Fee does not cover hotel accommodation. Attendees should make their own reservations directly (for courses to be held in GEOVARIANCES, see the included hotel list). Cancellation No refund will be made for cancellation notified by a registered participant to GEOVARIANCES wi- thin 2 weeks (10 working days) prior to the course or for ’no shows’. Attendee can be substituted. Geovariances reserves the right to cancel a session if the minimum number of registrations is not reached and to schedule an additional session if the number of registrations is in excess of the maximum number of attendees. Queries Should you have any question or need further information, do not hesitate to contact us.
  21. 21. 21 Geovariances Geovariances is a French independent software vendor, world leader in Geostatistics. It was founded in 1986 by three engineers from the Geosciences Research Department/Geostatistics Group at Mines ParisTech. Geovariances has developed a real know-how and a professional expertise confirmed by more than 25 years of experience in applying geostatistics to address mine exploration, oil exploration or environmental issues. The company develops and sells two software packages: ISATIS, the industry benchmark software for geostatistics and KARTOTRAK, integrated software solution for contaminated site characterization. Geovariances primary strength is its human resources. Our consultants are versatile highly qualified and experienced engineers offering the industrial solutions our customers need. They also provide training programs in geostatistics for beginners and skilled geostatisticians. Geovariances is tailored to its customers' needs constantly improving its software products and technology. The company invests in research and development through research consortia or partnerships with research leaders in their respective industries. In addition to the collaboration agreement with Mines ParisTech for the development of ISATIS, it has partnered with CEA to develop KARTOTRAK. Geovariances is responsible of the implementation of many significant technical advances over the past 25 years and provides regular contributions to international industry and academic conferences and journals. Geovariances current CEO is Yves Touffait. Geovariances headquarter is based in Fontainebleau. The company has also an office in Brisbane (Australia) and a representative in Brazil. Key figures:  Number of employees : 40  Headquater in France  1 subsidiary office in Australia  Turnover : +5 M€  +500 company customers over the world  +3500 software users over the world
  22. 22. 22 Contact Us Geovariances France 49bis avenue Franklin Roosevelt 77215 AVON Cedex Tel.: +33 (0)1 6074 9090 Fax: +33 (0)1 6422 8728 Email: info@geovariances.com Your contacts Sales manager environment Jean-Jacques Peraudin peraudin@geovariances.com Customer services representative Marie-Hélène Pires pires@geovariances.com
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