Open enrollment training

Managing Environmental Assessment Methods in Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance - SADA

A 3-day course in cooperation with the University of Tennessee, USA

SADA is a popular Windows freeware program that incorporates environmental assessment tools for effective problem-solving. The software integrates modules for GIS, visualization, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, human health and ecological risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, sampling design, and decision support. We now offer three days of SADA training focused on general use and geospatial analysis, human health and environmental risk assessment.

SADA has evolved into a freeware product targeted at individuals who implement commonly used environmental assessment models in a spatial context. Because of the variety of algorithms incorporated, it is engineered with an open and highly scalable environment that allows additional functionality without increase in complexity. The scalable environment permits it to be used for both application and research goals, especially investigating spatial aspects important for estimating environmental exposures and designing efficient remedial designs. The result is a mature infrastructure with considerable environmental decision support capabilities. SADA applications have extended into many disciplines that emphasize the spatial distribution of data. There are currently has over 15,000 registered users in the database with applications around the world by government agencies, private sector groups, and academia. More information about SADA is available at:

Highlights for days 1 and 2:

  • SADA Basics
  • Initial Sample Designs
  • Importing Data Into SADA
  • Data Exploration and Statistics
  • Basic Spatial Analysis
  • Advanced Geospatial Analysis
  • Decision Analysis

Highlights for day 3:

  • Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Ecological Risk Assessment
  • Advancements in US EPA risk calculators
  • Practice Sessions
  • 3D Visualization
  • Working with your data

Full refund of educational program/course fees will be made for reservations cancelled no later than eight weeks prior to the start of the program/course. Later cancellations incur a cancellation fee as follows:

  • 2 weeks or less prior to program start 100% of the educational program/course fee
  • 2-4 weeks prior to program start 50% of the educational program/course fee
  • 4-8 weeks prior to program start 25% of the educational program/course fee, for educations in the Shipping area: 0% of the educational program/course fee

We are always willing to consider a colleague as a substitute for the original applicant. Cancellation and postponement must be made in writing. Cancellation of accommodation is subject to the cancellation policies of the hotels.