BIO-3111 GIS and remote sensing - 10 stp
An important tool when performing ecological and environmental analysis is GIS and satellites as providers of spatial data. The theory and application of satellite remote sensing will be covered in the course. The lectures focus on the fundamentals of electromagnetic radiation, reflection and absorption, satellite and sensor technology, map projections, and digital image analysis. The main features and principles of raster GIS will be covered. In addition the theoretical background of geographical positioning systems (GPS) will be given, along with practical use of GPS and its integration with GIS. The course emphasizes practical PC-exercises using the GIS software like IDRISI and ArcGIS Desktop with emphasize on application of the Spatial Analyst module extension. Exercises focus on basic GIS-operation, image processing and the use of remote sensing data. During the course students will collect field data and complete their own GIS-project.
BIO-2204 Quantitative methods in environmental science and management, STA-0001 Applied statistics 1
Objective of the course
Give students the necessary theoretical background and practical skill to be able to work independently with GIS, GPS technology and remote sensing data. Make the students understand the analytic potential that GIS and remote sensed data represent in ecological an environmental studies. Prerequisite: General ecology, some familiarity with geographic information systems (GIS), basic statistics and general knowledge of practical use of PC and MS-Windows operative system desirable.
Language of instruction
The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.
10 hours lectures (intensive), 24 hours self learning PC-lab, 30 hours instructor lead PC-lab, 10 hours field work, 30 hours and project work. Total 104 hours.
PC-lab self learning. Grade: Approved/not approved. Project report. Grade: Approved/not approved. All PC-labs are obligatory.
Lectures Autumn 2012
First attendance Tuesday 4th of September14:15 at room 3102, Naturfagsbygget
F.aman. Lennart Nilsen