Spatial modelling with R-INLA workshop

Are you interested in learning state-of-the-art methods in spatial modelling?

We are running a 3-day workshop on applications of R-INLA to environmental data. The workshop will take place on 18-20 September 2018 at the University of Sheffield.

The workshop aims to bridge the gap between the environmental science and geostatistical community.

No prior assumed knowledge of GIS or R are required. The workshop is open to academic staff and postgraduate research students on a first-come basis. 50 places are available.

Day 1: What can you do with R-INLA?


Day 2: Using R-INLA to model discrete data (point-process model)

Day 3: Using R-INLA to model continuous data


There will be the opportunity on days 2 and 3 to discuss the use of R-INLA for spatial modelling of your own data.


The workshop will be jointly led by Dr Luigi Lombardo (KAUST) who has applied R-INLA to landslide susceptibility and intensity modelling, and Haakon Bakka (KAUST) who uses R-INLA for fast spatial inference.

The workshop is free to attend.

Computing will be provided but attendees may wish to bring their own laptops (details of software requirements will be sent to attendees prior to the workshop). Datasets used in the course are designed to be small enough to run quickly on standard laptops.

  • Attendees are expected to organise transport to/from and accommodation in Sheffield. We can advise on accommodation options.
  • Catering is not provided but we will offer local lunch options for attendees.
  • The start time of the workshop on 18th September will be 10 am. The workshop will finish on 20th September at 4 pm. The venue is accessible by public transport and is a 20 minute walk from Sheffield train station.

For any further questions please contact Melanie Froude, Research Associate, University of Sheffield.

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