Data, Informatics & Modeling

Understanding our complex and changing environment requires the ability to extract new forms of data, integrate and analyze large amounts of disparate data, and model complex adaptive systems. Arizona Environment is a leader in managing big data, data services and observing systems to understand future environmental conditions and challenges.

UArizona has a strong tradition of developing and using unique large-scale data sets, in such diverse fields as tree rings, satellite imagery and plant genetics. All of these data are now integrated and analyzed using advanced analytics, informatics and visualization tools in complex computer models. Our experts develop new algorithms and approaches to data analysis, mining and visualization to provide policy-makers stronger decision support tools to respond to environmental change. We are building more resilient communities by integrating informatics, mapping, modeling, and advanced optical and imaging tools.