Environmental scientists increasingly need to deal with complex and large quantitative data sets collected from a variety of sources (i.e. remote sensing, moored instrumentation arrays and autonomous vehicles). As a result, computational and data analysis skills are highly desirable and useful across the many sub-disciplines of the environmental and marine sciences. This unit provides and introduction to processing, visualizing, and interpreting quantitative, spatial marine and environmental science data using scientific computing techniques. Computation methods and visualizations will be performed using a variety of software and computing languages including MATLAB, ArcGIS and Python.
|Unit name||Environmental and Spatial Data Analysis|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Apply the basics of computer programming and mathematical principles relevant to marine science.
- Apply an understanding of data aggregation, processing and visualization to marine management.
- Construct custom tools that automate computation and visualization tasks.
- Apply computation skills in addressing a timely and relevant marine science question.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 hr lecture and 2 hr tutorial weekly
Tutorials and weekly lab reports (30%), exam 1 (15%), exam 2 (15%), Final exam (40%)
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