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QMS units are designed for postgraduate students with a strong background in quantitative analysis, mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.
|Unit name||Techniques in Remote Sensing|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Andy Fischer|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Feb B||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Feb B||12/2/2024||13/2/2024||14/2/2024||16/2/2024|
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- Explain the physical basis of remote sensing techniques to obtain geophysical or biological information about the surface of the Earth
- Process and visualise remotely-sensed data to derive geophysical parameters and infer processes
- Apply remotely-sensed data to answer marine and polar research questions
|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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A one week intensive unit offered before the start of semester one.
|Assessment||Practical Reports (50%)|Satellite data analysis related to your research (50%)|
|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.
Robinson, IS, 2010, Discovering the Ocean from Space: The Unique Applications of Satellite Oceanography, Springer, 677 pp. (available online).
Lubin, D & Massom, RA, 2006, Polar Remote Sensing: Volume 1 – Atmosphere and Oceans, Springer, 756 pp.
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