A wide range of marine managers and users require access to information on the spatial distribution of species and environmental properties in order to plan strategies and activities on a range of spatial scales. Application areas include, for example, marine spatial planning, conservation planning, and area prioritization in case of environmental disasters. Current development in the Geographic Information System (GIS) technology provides us increasing amount of data and efficient tools to collect and visualize them on thematic maps. However, in many situations of practical interest, especially in marine areas, the available useful data are patchy, sparse or totally missing. In such situations, we need to be able to fuse complementary sources of information, including, e.g., scientific survey and voluntarily collected citizen science data as well as expert information, in order to build useful knowledge for management. To succeed in this, we need novel probabilistic modeling techniques. In this project, we will concentrate on methods i) to fuse information from different kinds of data, including, e.g., survey, voluntarily collected observational and censored data, ii) to fuse expert knowledge with various data sets, and iii) to plan future surveys cost
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/01/201531/12/2018


  • Valtion perusrahoitus/hankkeet: 11 202,28 €
  • Valtion perusrahoitus/hankkeet: 110 000,00 €
  • Valtion perusrahoitus/hankkeet
  • Unknown funder


  • 112 Statistik
  • 1172 Miljövetenskap
  • 1181 Ekologi, evolutionsbiologi



Additive multivariate Gaussian processes for joint species distribution modeling with heterogeneous data

Vanhatalo, J., Hartmann, M. & Veneranta, L., jun 2020, I : Bayesian analysis. 15, 2, s. 415-447 33 s.

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Calibrating expert assessments using hierarchical Gaussian process models

Perälä, T., Vanhatalo, J. & Chrysafi, A., 7 nov 2019, I : Bayesian analysis. 30 s.

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Index-based approach for estimating vulnerability of Arctic biota to oil spills

Nevalainen, M. K., Vanhatalo, J. & Helle, I., 18 jun 2019, I : Ecosphere. 10, 6, 24 s., 02766.

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University of St Andrews

Jarno Vanhatalo (Besökande forskare)

11 jun 201821 jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för besök till extern institutionAkademisk besök på annan institution

Gaussian processes for population growth models and species distribution models

Jarno Vanhatalo (!!Speaker)

20 jun 2018

Aktivitet: Typer för tal eller presentation!!Oral presentation

Dobbiaco summer school in probabilistic numerics

Marcelo Hartmann (Deltagare)

18 jun 201723 jun 2017

Aktivitet: Andra aktivitetstyperAnnan