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UC-304 Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Environmental Sciences

Period P3a - Universidade de Coimbra, PortugalYear 2
UC-304Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Environmental Sciences6 ECTSPeriod P3aUC
Objectives:In this course the students will acquire knowledge and skills in Remote Sensing and GIS techniques. The first part of the course (first 2 weeks) deals with the basics on these methods while the last week of he course focuses on the environemental applications of GIS techniques (namely landscape analysis) basically by working on several case studies.

Outcomes:To know the basic principles of the existing technological systems of image acquisition, the types of digital images provided by these systems, the relationship with geographic information systems and the structure of these same systems. To be able to analyze, synthesize and interpret digital images, integrate this information of spatial nature in a GIS environment. To build the capacity to manage, extract analyse relevant information necessary for a spatio-temporal monitoring of ecological systems.
ElectiveTaught in ENMixed
EvaluationWorkload : 150 hours
Written ExamLecture15
Oral Exam50%Seminar
ReportPractice45
Paper50%Total60h
DefenceFieldNo