This unit provides an engaging, hands-on introduction to the dynamic field of remote sensing. This unit delves into the latest advancements in satellite and aerial imagery, empowering students to utilise these technologies to understand and address diverse environmental and societal challenges. In today's rapidly changing world, remote sensing is a powerful tool with applications spanning climate change studies, vegetation studies, forestry, environmental management, glaciology, oceanography, and urban studies. Starting with the fundamental physics of light and its interaction with the Earth's atmosphere and surface, this unit covers the technical and practical aspects of a range of satellite and airborne sensors. Through weekly computer practicals using ENVI software, students gain the necessary skills to display, analyse, and extract valuable information from remotely sensed imagery. This unit equips students pursuing careers in geospatial science, geography, environmental science, earth sciences, agricultural science, plant science, computing and information systems, and marine and Antarctic studies with vital scientific and professional skills. As the demand for professionals with expertise in geospatial data analysis grows, this unit prepares students to enter the job market with confidence.
|Unit name||Remote Sensing: Observing the Earth from Above|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
|Discipline||Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences|
|Coordinator||Professor Arko Lucieer|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Analyse and interpret remote sensing datasets by applying knowledge of electromagnetic energy and its interactions with the Earth's atmosphere and surface.
- Address environmental and social challenges using remote sensing data and analysis techniques.
- Apply image analysis software to display remote sensing data and produce standard spatial products.
- Communicate remote sensing and geospatial science concepts, results, and perspectives.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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2 x 1-hr seminars weekly, 13 x 3-hr lab classes per semester.
|Assessment||Assignment 1 Interpretation of false colour imagery (20%)|Assignment 2 Applied Remote Sensing Techniques: Weekly Tasks (40%)|Assignment 3 Remote sensing for mapping of bushfire impacts (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Jensen, J.R., 2014. Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective, 2nd edition. Prentice Hall. https://www.booktopia.com.au/remote-sensing-of-the-environment-john-r-jensen/book/9781292021706.html
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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