MARMAP System Partnership

G. P. Patil
The Pennsylvania State University

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 8, Number 2 (Summer 2002)


A primary purpose of MARMAP System Partnership is to develop sound methodology and appropriate software for the quantitative analysis and interpretation of multi-categorical maps and cellular surfaces (inferential geospatial informatics) involving landscape pattern analysis, multiscale landcover landuse change detection, accuracy assessment, critical area detection and delineation, disease mapping and geographic surveillance, prioritization and ranking without having to integrate multiple indicators, and a few more. The following websites give recent publications together with some relevant exciting events.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you need additional information and/or if you have any comments and suggestions on this timely initiative. Please feel free also to share this material with your potentially interested friends and colleagues.

  1. MARMAP and MARMAP Prospectus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/newpage11.htm

  2. Multiscale Advanced Raster Map Analysis System: Definition, Design, and Development. Invited Paper for Joint Statistical Meetings (New York City), Portuguese Statistical Congress, International Environmetrics Society, Brazilian Ecological Congress, and Italian Ecological Society. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/PDFfiles/TR2002-0203.pdf

  3. Project MARMAP System Partnership Collaboration with EPA STAR Grant Atlantic Slope Consortium for Development, Testing, and Application of Ecological and Socioeconomic Indicators for Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Slope in the mid-Atlantic states. Website: http://es.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/grants/00/envind/brooks.html

  4. Project MARMAP System Partnership Collaboration with UNEP Division of Early Warning and Assessment on Human Environment Index based on Countrywide Land, Air, and Water Indicators. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/current_events.htm

  5. Project MARMAP Show and Tell Seminar series: EPA ORD NCEA, EPA ORD NERL, EPA OEI, NASA HQ, NASA GSFC, NCHS, NYSDEH; UMD, GWU, UCB, MSU, UM, SUNY SPH. Website (Powerpoint Presentations): http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/powerpoint.htm

  6. Ecosystem Health and Its Measurement at Landscape Scale: Towards the Next Generation of Quantitative Assessments. Invited Paper for Ecosystem Health, International Society for Ecosystem Health. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/PDFfiles/TR2002-0202.pdf

  7. Multiscale Advanced Raster Map Analysis System for Measurement of Ecosystem Health at Landscape Scale: A Novel Synergistic Consortium Initiative. Invited Paper for Managing for Healthy Ecosystems, International Society for Ecosystem Health. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/PDFfiles/TR2002-0301.pdf

  8. Washington DC Conference on Linkages Between Biodiversity, Ecosystem Health, and Human Health, June 6-11, 2002. A Special Session on Ecosystem Health and Its Measurement at Landscape Scale. June 10, 10:00AM - 12:00 Noon. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/current_events.htm

  9. Joint Statistical Meetings on Statistics in Era of Technological Change, August 11-15, 2002, New York City. A Special Session on Multiscale Advanced Raster Map Analysis System for Digital Government in the 21st Century. August 13, 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/current_events.htm

  10. Short Course and Research Workshop on Multiscale Advanced Raster Map Analysis System for the Map of Italian Nature, University of Parma, Parma, Italy, June 21-22, 2002. Website: http://www.stat.psu.edu/~gpp/current_events.htm

G. P. Patil, Distinguished Professor of Mathematical Statistics, Department of Statistics, The Pennsylvania State University, (814) 865-9442, Email: gpp@stat.psu.edu.


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