Module Information

Module Identifier
EAM2920
Module Title
Remote Sensing Issues
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Professor Daniel Donoghue (Professor - Durham University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 6 x 2 Hour Practicals
Lecture 6 x 2 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Technical Report(3000 words)  Presentation  50%
Semester Assessment Essay(4000 words)  Critical review of a selected topic in remote sensing (2000 words)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed assingment  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

  1. Convey current topics in remote sensing across a range of disciplines
  2. Undertake targeted reviews of the scientific literature.
  3. Identify areas where new or further research is required and identify avenues by which to undertake such research
  4. Solve science and technical problems through processing and analysis of remote sensing data.
  5. Present and articulate the findings of previous research and avenues for future research.

Brief description

This module highlights current topics in remote sensing and specifically in space science, biology, geography and computer science. The module explores options for progressing research in each field through lectures. Students are also introduced to current literature, which is discussed within dedicated tutorial sessions, and relevant problem solving exercises using remote sensing data.

For those students registered on the Remote Sensing and Planetary Science MSc it would be expected that they selected the planetary science issue for their assignments, at least one of which will be provided in each year. All the skills gained issues covered in this module are applicable to all aspects of remote sensing, both planetary and terrestrial.

Content

  1. Planetary exploration (IMAPS)
  2. Climate change and carbon dynamics (IGES)
  3. Biodiversity (IBERS)
  4. Visualisation and robotics (Comp. Sci)
  5. Guest lectures on special topics

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Problem solving task
Communication Presentations and group discussions
Improving own Learning and Performance Literature review and discussions with scientists
Information Technology None
Personal Development and Career planning Awareness of scientific literature
Problem solving Awareness of scientific literature and future directions for research
Research skills Reviewing literature and formulating arguments
Subject Specific Skills As above
Team work Group discussions

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7