Opcije pristupačnosti Pristupačnost


Introduction to Analysis of Marine Ecological Data in R

Pula, March 21 – 24, 2023

Venue:  Faculty of Natural Sciences, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Zagrebačka 30, Pula


  • Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska (Koper, Slovenia)
  • Faculty of Natural Sciences, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula (Pula, Croatia)

Organizing Board

  • Emina Pustijanac, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Bojan Lazar, University of Primorska & Juraj Dobrila University of Pula
  • Paolo Paliaga, Juraj Dobrila University of Pul


Matic Jančič
Department of Biodiversity
Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies
University of Primorska (Koper, Slovenia)

Workshop Language: English

Workshop Description

Marine biologists and oceanographers are studying complex processes and addressing important conservation issues, such as global primary production, conservation of charismatic marine megafauna and overfishing. In the last two decades, significant developments were achieved in quantitative data collection of remotely sensed environmental data, animal movements and anthropogenic activities impacts. This has led to the abundance of quality data sources, but also require the use of specialized analytical tools and approaches, that are rarely included in common statistical software (i.e. SPSS). In addition, a significant lag exists between the development and use of analytical tools and their inclusion in training of future marine scientists. This workshop will introduce students to the open source programing language R and demonstrate its use in marine research and conservation.


The workshop is intended primarily for students in the senior year of bachelor study programs in marine biology, marine science and related fields with basic knowledge of statistics. Participants must bring their own laptops and preinstalled R and RStudio programs. Download of R-software is available at http://cran.r-project.org/, while RStudio can be downloaded at http://www.rstudio.com/. Installing tutorial for both programs can be found at https://learnr-examples.shinyapps.io/ex-setup-r/#section-install-r.

Schedule & Topics

  • Tuesday, March 21st, 15:00 – 17:00 h (FPZ Lab): Introduction to R & RStudio
  • Wednesday, March 22nd, 12:00 – 14:30 h (Lecture Hall Z.1.14): Accessing marine species occurrences.
  • Thursday, March 23rd, 14:00 – 16:30 h (FPZ Lecture Hall): Accessing marine geospatial data.
  • Friday, March 24th, 12:30 – 15:00 h (FPZ Lab): Marine species and geospatial data exploration and visualization.

Funded by EU Erasmus+ Programme for Higher Education Staff Mobility