It just occurred to me that I should probably further develop my research profile and find an appropriate umbrella term that best covers my research interests. A quick suggestion including a definition would be Environmental Data Mining to describe the task of finding interesting, novel and potentially useful knowledge (=data mining) in georeferenced (spatial) and temporal multi-layered data sets (=environmental data). I haven’t done any research on this umbrella term yet (search engines provided but a few hits, but if I stay in research, this is probably where I’d try to be headed. Computer science is (to me) an ancillary science that needs specific applications and builds/provides solutions to specific tasks based on actual data sets collected in practice. And R is the best tool for this :-)

(this merits a new category at the top level)