• Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 2
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Sébastien Détriché

Main Objectives

- Manage a polluted site study, from the preparation of the sampling campaign to the creation of maps using geostatistics;
- See how geostatistics can help to make decisions when dealing with polluted site studies.

Skills Developed

  • Preparing and doing a sampling campaign on polluted sites
  • Basic knowledge on how to use ArcGIS and the geostatistical analyst tool
  • Spatialize data using geostatistics techniques = interpolations;
  • Basic knowledge on kriging and variography;
  • Mapping pollution by taking into account interpolation uncertainties;
  • Create probability maps.


General Content

Practical work and case study by group

  1. Field sampling methodology (around the former Metaleurop smelter)
  2. Introduction to the ArcGIS software (GIS reminder)
  3. Introduction to geostatistics (definitions, applications), the Geostatistical Analyst tool
  4. Exploratory Data Analysis (basic statistics)
  5. Variography and prediction (ordinary kriging)
  6. Exercises and case study
  7. Self directed time to prepare the oral presentation of the case study



Group report of the field investigation (field sampling)

Group presentation about the case study



Sébastien Détriché
Research Engineer
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