The vision of the 52° North Geostatistics Community is that open source geostatistical tools can help progress openness in research in general, and so can help us to understand our environment in order to manage it in a sustainable way.
Core aims of this community include:
- the integration of in situ sensing data from fixed or mobile sensors with earth observation (remote sensing) data,
- the integration of stochastic, statistics-based modelling with physics-based modelling (e.g. transport or diffusion modelling),
- the analysis of value of information and information deficit, to find out where additional data collection (or modelling) is most effective and needed,
- exploration and application of GRID, cloud and GPGPU computer infrastructures for high-performance and high-availability geospatial computing.