The Spatial Statistics Society
Spatial Statistics is the area of Statistics that focuses on analyzing and understanding spatial and spatio-temporal data, by modelling and predicting it. Spatial Statistics plays a role in many domains dealing with spatial data, as well as in interdisciplinary research, in particular where uncertainty plays a role.
The Spatial Statistics Society is currently an informal and open society, initiated by a group of people that has in the past organized three conferences and set up a journal. Elsevier publishes the journal, and has carried out the technical organization of the conferences. The goal of the society is to provide a communication platform for those who apply, develop or benefit from Spatial Statistics.
During the second Spatial Statistics Conference, an ad-hoc steering group was formed to organize this initiative. It currently consists of the following members:
Alfred Stein (editor-in-chief of the journal)
Peter Atkinson (conference committee and local host, fourth Spatial Statistics Conference)
Denis Allard (conference committee and local host, third Spatial Statistics Conference)
Kate Calder (conference committee and local host, second Spatial Statistics Conference)
Edzer Pebesma (web site, initiator)