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EV3506 - Remote Sensing

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

If you are training to become a town planner, an environmental scientist, a geographer, a geologist, a marine scientist, a biologist, a natural resource manager, this subject is for you. Become a leader in your field and learn how to generate your own spatial data instead of relying on old and often irrelevant information sources. The science of remote sensing is advancing rapidly as sophisticated sensors obtain data with increasingly detailed spatial, spectral, temporal resolution. This has resulted in our ability to extract quantitative, biophysical data (eg temperature, rainfall, biomass, vegetation cover, rock types and mineral composition, urban features). Such information is becoming increasingly important in many professions. This subject focuses on the application of airborne and satellite remote sensing to terrestrial environments for resource inventory, monitoring and environmental problem solving. The theory and practice of relevant image interpretation and digital image analysis techniques are covered through practical and project work.

Learning Outcomes

  • master a wide range of skills encountered in GIS practice;
  • have a sound basis to the underlying theory of remote sensing;
  • have an awareness of the scientific applications of remotely-sensed;
  • use data and analytical techniques to address specific environmental problems.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING EV2502 - ALLOW CONCURRENT ENROLMENT

Availabilities

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 9
Census Date 09-Oct-2014
Non-standard start/end 22-Sep-2014 to 27-Nov-2014
Face to face teaching 23-Nov-2014 to 27-Nov-2014
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor John Carranza
Lecturer: Dr James Moloney.
Workload expectations:
  • 28 hours lectures
  • 28 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (25%); assignments (25%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.