Courses & Units

Mapping the Oceans KSM103

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the processing, visualization, analysis and interpretation of spatial marine, oceanographic and Antarctic datasets and the programming tools needed to work with them. This unit will focus on marine and ocean specific spatial data using widely used programming and data analysis package R. It is a hands-on, skills -oriented unit with weekly practical/tutorial exercises supplemented with explanatory lectures. This unit addresses specific challenges when working with Marine and Antarctic/Southern Ocean data sources from the Integrated Marine Observing Systems and includes data from remote sensing (temperature and chlorophyll, ocean currents), floats and moored instrument arrays, autonomous underwater vehicles, and phytoplankton records.

Summary

Unit name Mapping the Oceans
Unit code KSM103
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator Doctor Andy Fischer
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify spatial data sets to address marine and Antarctic issues
  • Develop programming skills to work with spatial marine science and Antarctic datasets
  • Interpret marine and Antarctic data to inform research and management questions.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Teaching

AssessmentTest 1 (15%)|Test 2 (15%)|Final Test (40%)|Tutorial (30%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended
  1. Brunsdon, C. and Comber, L., 2015. An introduction to R for spatial analysis and mapping. Sage.
  2. Lovelace, R., Nowosad, J. and Muenchow, J., 2019. Geocomputation with R. CRC Press.

Free and online - https://geocompr.robinlovelace.net/

  1. Hijmans, J., Spatial Data Science with R, Created by the GFC for the Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification

Free and online - https://www.rspatial.org/index.html

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