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Record number 538395
Title Environmental Data Science
Author(s) Gibert, Karina; Horsburgh, Jeffery S.; Athanasiadis, I.N.; Holmes, Geoff
Source Environmental Modelling & Software 106 (2018). - ISSN 1364-8152 - p. 4 - 12.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2018.04.005
Department(s) Information Technology
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Keyword(s) Data Science - Data driven modelling - Environmental Sciences
Abstract Environmental data are growing in complexity, size, and resolution. Addressing the types of large, multidisciplinary problems faced by today's environmental scientists requires the ability to leverage available data and information to inform decision making. Successfully synthesizing heterogeneous data from multiple sources to support holistic analyses and extraction of new knowledge requires application of Data Science. In this paper, we present the origins and a brief history of Data Science. We revisit prior efforts to define Data Science and provide a more modern, working definition. We describe the new professional profile of a data scientist and new and emerging applications of Data Science within Environmental Sciences. We conclude with a discussion of current challenges for Environmental Data Science and suggest a path forward.
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