10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module introduces Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Earth Observation (EO) ¿ both crucial tools to understand the earth system. GIS are computer systems for the storage, display and manipulation of geographical data. Earth Observation is the collection of information about Earth¿s geo-biophysical properties through the detection and interpretation of electromagnetic radiation (often satellite imagery). The module will provide you with a theoretical framework and hands-on experience of using EO and GIS software and data, thus improving your digital fluency and capability. You will also improve your problem solving skills and develop resilience by tackling a range of practical applications of EO and GIS in research and industry.

Staff Contact: SOLE ANDREW
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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