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Thanks to a very patient class in Swakopmund October 2018!

Australia!: Class planned for Perth WA in 2019, probably August. Sorry about the postponement, steep learning curve! Watch this space for the brochure!

Other proposed courses in 2019:
Zimbabwe, July 2019
Ghana: September 2019
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Please contact Isobel or Shaun at TSK to express interest in any of these!

Short courses and seminars in Southern Africa

The next PG/MRE/Masterclass course in South Africa will be 12-16 November 2018. Click for Brochure HERE.

January 24-25 2019 will see our "Real Geostatistics" seminar/workshop in Johannesburg. This is a two-day talk session where we discuss case studies from the real world and give participants the opportunity to discuss their own experiences and trials in applying geostatistical methods. We assume some background in geostatistics (e.g. taking the PG/MRE course!) on your part. Download the brochure and express your interest NOW.

Technical enquiries to Isobel.


Contact Isobel to express interest in anything at all or in-house training or one-to-one mentoring.
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For personal training options visit One-to-one training

All courses taught by Isobel Clark
with rare and invaluable assistance from Bill Harper in North America and Hennie Grobler (UJ) in South Africa.

Details on your Course Leaders here

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Isobel Clark

Zero to Kriging: As the name suggests, this course takes interested students from no knowledge of statistics or geostatistics through to the mysteries of ordinary kriging and its variants in 30 hours (or less). This is a classroom course and includes manual exercises to reinforce understanding of the techniques. Contact Isobel for information re venues.

Practical Geostatistics This course is 3 days which are equivalent to Zero to Kriging with lectures augmented by practical PC/laptop-based exercises covering many different applications. Contact Isobel or Edumine if you have questions about this.

BYO Geostatistics: This course allows the participant to analyse his/her own data using the Geostokos Toolkit under supervision. Tutorial data sets are provided to accustom the student to the software. Recent courses have attracted participants with applications varying from sea-bird protection zones, river pollution, pests in orange groves to more traditional(?) applications such as groundwater hydrology and geological resource estimation. Contact Isobel or Edumine for local information re venue, accommodation and so on.

Real Geostatistics: This is a new(ish) course, run for the first time at the University of Florida, Gainesville in December 2005. Described as an �intermediate� course on geostatistics, this two-day seminar uses case studies to illustrate the use of geostatistical methods in a variety of applications
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Course content is tailored to the audience at any specific venue. Come along and make your needs known!

Study online with the option to gain formal credits through EduMine. Two courses cover the contents of Practical Geostatistics 2000:

Classical Statistics: Click here for statistics, lognormals, trend surfaces and much more

Spatial statistics: click here for inverse distance, semi-variograms, kriging and variations
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JRC Ispra, Italy


Auburn University, Alabama, USA


Newmont Mining, Carlin, Nevada


Queen�s University, Belfast, NI