Spatial Interpolation Comparison 2004 (SIC2004)


    The Spatial Interpolation Comparison (SIC) 2004 exercise was organised during the summer 2004 within the frame of the activities of the Radioactivity Environmental Monitoring (REM) group of the Institute for Environment and Sustainability at the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Its purpose was to assess the current know-how in the field of "automatic" or "real-time" mapping. The underlying idea was to explore the way algorithms designed for spatial interpolation can automatically generate maps on the basis of information collected regularly by monitoring networks, this in situation of routine or emergencies. This EU report presents a collection of essays written by experts in the field of geostatistics and machine learning about the results obtained by the researchers who participated to SIC 2004. The report should provide the reader with a useful overview of the current state of the art in the field of automatic mapping of environmental variables.


Nuclear Safety Institute (Russia), University Utrecht (The Netherlands), EPFL (Switzerland). NCAR (USA), Technical University Denmark (Denmark), University of Manchester (UK), University of Presov (Slovakia), Kazan State University (Russia), Aston University (UK), Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), University of Jaen (Spain), University of Alaska Fairbanks (USA), IDIAP (Switzerland)


April 2004- December 2005


EUR 21595 EN - Automatic mapping algorithms for routine and emergency monitoring data
Editor: G. Dubois
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities
2005 - 150 pp. - 21.0 x 29.7 cm
Scientific and Technical Research Series
ISBN 92-894-9400-X

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