The GEOSTAT summer school 2016 takes place in Spain from September 17th to 24th. From the announcement: The GEOSTAT 2016 Summer School for PhD students and R-sig-geo enthusiasts will be held this year at the University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain in the period 17-24 September (arrive Sunday to depart Sunday). The topics include: spatial and spatio-temporal data and analysis in R, spatial and spatio-temporal geostatistics, processing large rasters using the raster package, CartoDB and gvSIG software tutorials, visualization of spatial and spatio-temporal data in Google Earth. To register for this summer school please visit:

Please note the registration deadline: March 1st 2016

This summer school is limited to 55 participants. Selection of candidates is based on a ranking system, which is based on: time of registration, solidarity (participants further away from the venue receive higher ranking), academic record, and contributions to open source projects. The registration costs for the summer school are typically between EUR 400 and 500; these cover the actual costs, no profits are made. Accommodation will cost ca (EUR 40) per person per night (not included in the course fees). The organizers provide no funding/scholarships to participants. Participants from ODA-listed countries (, however, can apply for a subsidized price for registration costs.


– Roger Bivand: Representing and handling spatial and spatio-temporal data in R: sp, rgdal, maptools packages
– Edzer Pebesma: Handling and analyzing spatio-temporal data with R
– Robert Hijmans: Spatial modeling with environmental data (raster and dismo packages)
– Marta Blangiardo: Bayesian spatiotemporal models in R
– Michela Cameletti: Spatio-temporal models for environmental data in R
– Matthias Templ: Robust analysis of compositional data / Small Area Estimation
– Jorge Sanz: CartoDB tutorial
– César Martínez Izquierdo: gvSIG tutorial
– Virgilio Gomez Rubio: Spatial and Spatiotemporal point process analysis in R
– Tomislav Hengl: Automated geostatistics and visualization in 3D+T: GSIF and plotKML packages

To register for this Summer school visit:

For more information about GEOSTAT 2016 please write to:
– T. (Tom) Hengl: registrations, website materials
– V. (Virgilio) Gomez Rubio: the official program, local organizer

Local organizing committee:

Esteban Alfaro-Cortés, José Luis Alfaro-Navarro, María Teresa Alonso-Martínez, Matías Gámez-Martínez, Noelia García-Rubio, Virgilio Gómez-Rubio  (Chair), Emilio L. Cano, Francisco Palmí Perales and Francisco Parreño-Torres.