Registration Berkeley 2018

International Summer School: Geo-computation using free and open source software

Held at the University of California, Berkeley, the course is being organized by Data Science for the 21st Century (an interdisciplinary, data science training program at U.C. Berkeley), and Geospatial Innovation Facility, (venue at  Berkeley Institute of Data Science).

Registration is on a first come, first served basis and will be closed when 24 participants have completed registeration. Therefore, we encourage participants to register ASAP. A waiting list will be established if registration exceeds 24 participants.

The course Registration Fee includes 35 hours of class training, student supervision, course material in digital format, lectures, sample data, a Linux Virtual Machine with all the software installed.

In order to register, all participants have to:

  • Register here
  • Pay the registration fee
    185 GBP or 250 USD for students (Masters and PhDs) affiliated with University of California, Berkeley*.
    370 GBP or 500 USD for students (Masters and PhDs) NOTaffiliated with University of California, Berkeley.
    740 GBP or 1000 USD for Post-Docs, Researchers, Government Employees.
    1110 GBP or 1500 USD for professionals affiliated with private and public companies and  multilateral organizations.

* Students from University of California, Berkeley benefit from the lowest fee rate and have 10 places reserved, as the university is hosting the event

For payment, please use one of the following options:

  • Transferwise:
    Create an account in Transferwise using and send from participant-currency to GBP. Using the  link you can get a free commission transfer. You will need the spatial-ecology UK bank account that you can get by writing to Tushar Sethi ( for details. This is the cheapest option! 
  • Bank transfer:
    US-based bank transfers in USD can be made by using the following details:

    • Account Holder: Spatial Ecology
      Account number: 8310052672
      Wire Routing Number: 026073008
    • ACH Routing Number: 026073150
      Address: TransferWise, 19 W 24th Street, New York, 10010, United States
  • Bank transfer:
    If you or your institution prefers a direct bank transfer from USD to GBP to spatial-ecology UK bank account get in touch with Tushar Sethi ( for details.


  • PayPal:
    In your PayPal account, select the option Send & Request, enter the email, then type the relevant amount and change the “Paying for an item or service” to “Send to Friend and Family” (see example on the right). For the lowest service fees, use the USD to USD!! transfer option. For example if you are paying from a paypal USD account, you should have a $3 fee for $500  transfer, which is the lowest option. We will not accept payment done under “Paying for an item or service” or different from the option set on the right example. If you do not see the option “sending to a friend” opt for transferwise or bank transfer. Consider that that pay with credit card using paypal is quite expensive we suggest to link your bank account to have low transfer fee.


You will be considered registered only ONCE the registration fee has been paid, we have received your completed questionnaire, your registration form AND we have sent you a confirmation email. If you encounter problems, please get in touch with  Tushar Sethi at

Visa requirements: Before paying the registration fee, please check your visa requirements and account for visa issuance wait times, ensuring that you are able to travel to USA in time for the Summer School.

Refund policy

A written request for registration cancellation must be e-mailed to If registration cancellation is requested before 1 July 2018, you will receive a refund of the registration fee after deducting a processing fee of GBP 100. We will retain 60% of your fees if a cancellation request is submitted after 1 July 2018, unless a candidate from the waiting list is able to replace the withdrawing candidate.