Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance SADA

UT Non-Credit SADA Training, Knoxville

Environmental Assessment Methods Using SADA, February 23-25, 2005

The University of Tennessee Professional and Personal Development Program is offering a 20 hour course on applying SADA to environmental assessment problems. This is a non-credit course that will be offered in a computer lab at the University of Tennessee Conference Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. The course is taught by the developers of the software. Cost for the course is $650, the software is free.

Spatial Analysis and Decision Assistance (SADA) is free software that incorporates tools from environmental assessment fields into an effective problem-solving environment. These tools include integrated modules for visualization, geospatial analysis, statistical analysis, human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment, cost/benefit analysis, sampling design, and decision analysis. The capabilities of SADA can be used independently or collectively to address site specific concerns when characterizing a contaminated site, assessing risk, determining the location of future samples, and when designing remedial action. Students will be given a broad-based introduction to environmental assessment methods and SADA and will have ample understanding of how to use SADA as well as how to implement it for decision-making applications at environmental sites.


  • Introductions, SADA Overview
  • Create SADA File
  • Initial Sample Designs
  • Importing Data Into SADA
  • Exploration Tools/Statistics
  • Spatial Analysis Tools
  • Human Health Risk
  • Ecological Risk
  • Custom Analysis
  • Decision Analysis
  • Secondary Sample Design

Practice sessions are used to supplement lecture materials. Instructors are Tom Purucker and Robert Stewart from The Institute for Environmental Modeling in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee. Email them for questions at

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