Aims/Description: Environmental Scientists are well-known for having a versatile set of practical and transferable skills. This module teaches you key research methods from across the discipline, with the following aims: Introduce you to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation. Give basic training in finding, evaluating, analysing and presenting data and information. Develop your written, numerical and visual skills. Provide you with opportunities to develop and reflect on your employability skills. Small tutorials, run by academic staff, are used to develop skills in finding, presenting, analysing, and critically evaluating complex information. Lectures introduce you to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation, with computer practicals providing you with the chance to apply these skills using industry-standard software.

Staff Contact: PERING THOMAS D
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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