Events and Webcasts


Surveillance Geoinformatics of Hotspot Detection and Prioritization for Monitoring, Etiology, Early Warning
and Sustainable Management
by G.P. Patil

Short Courses and Case Studies Workshops Around the World

Course Instructor and Workshop Leader

Contact: G. P. Patil

G. P. Patil
Distinguished Professor and Director,
Penn State Center for Statistical Ecology and Environmental Statistics
Principal Investigator,
NSF Digital Government Research Project for Hotspot GeoInformatics
Former Visiting Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
Editor-in-Chief, Environmental and Ecological Statistics

Administrative Information and Registration

Registration fees will be reduced/waived for graduate research students, interested government scientists and acceptable case studies presenters.


Motivation, Description, and Timeliness

Geoinformatic surveillance for spatial and temporal hotspot detection and prioritization is a critical need for the 21st Century. A declared need is around for statistical geoinformatics and software infrastructure for spatial and spatiotemporal hotspot detection, prioritization, early warning, and sustainable management. A hotspot can mean an unusual phenomenon, anomaly, aberration, outbreak, elevated cluster, critical area. The declared need may be for monitoring, etiology, early warning, or management. The responsible factors may be natural, accidental, or intentional. The five year NSF DGP project has been instrumental to conceptualize surveillance geoinformatics partnership among several interested cross-disciplinary scientists in academia, agencies, and private sector across the nations.

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Technical, Scientific, Picturesque Reference Material

The following web links are of some informative papers.