Land Condition Early Careers Network: Handling big data

Wednesday, 12 February 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, London W1J 0BA

This network is a forum for land condition professionals in the early stages of their career (~first 10 years) designed to provide support, professional development and an opportunity to address skills gaps. Join this network to help shape the future of the land condition sector. 

For the first time the IES and the Geological Society (GeolSoc) have joined forces to bring you a unique half-day event for land condition early career professionals. This event will address the topic of 'big data', provide training on how to manage large data sets, use open-source data management tools, and increase general understanding of how these can be used in current projects and the wider contaminated land management process. Two invited senior professionals will deliver talks on the chosen theme before attendees break into two workshop streams where you will receive training from leading sector professionals working with large data sets in the industry.  

This event is guaranteed to provide you with a rare opportunity to network, undertake valuable CPD and share knowledge outside of your immediate specialism. 

Presentations from 

  • Jonathan Chambers, British Geological Survey - Novel geophysical approaches for monitoring and visualising the subsurface: from autonomous data acquisition to web-based decision support
  • Helen Beddow, Nuvia - Information management and characterisation to assist land remediation

Workshops include

How can GWSDAT revolutionise your work - with a live tutorial with Wayne Jones

The GroundWater Spatiotemporal Data Analysis Tool (GWSDAT) is a user friendly, open source, decision support tool for the analysis and reporting of groundwater monitoring data.  Thanks to its open-source foundation, GWSDAT has now become a standard, globally-adopted software application in the environmental monitoring industry. Recently an online version of the tool has been made available: During this workshop, attendees will have the chance to find out more about GWSDAT and how to use the tool to analyse groundwater monitoring data sets.

Ambisense - Harnessing automation and the power of data to make better decisions faster with Dr. Thomas Archer

IoT, machine learning and AI are powerful tools in environmental risk analysis. However, harnessing these advancements is often difficult and time-consuming. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how we can use Ambilytics to bring these tools at your fingertips.


The event will close with an option drinks at The King's Head from 5pm. 

Places are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.


IES member £15
Geological Society member £15
Standard non-member £35










The IES aim to provide events, conferences and workshops which are accessible to all. If you anticipate needing any type of assistance to fully participate in this event, please email Rhianna Jarvis on or call +44 (0)203 862 7484 to speak to somebody in person.

Who to contact

Derek Jardine

Events & Training Officer

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