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Marine and Coastal Studies MR1510 The Role of Geospatial Technologies in Coastal and Marine Applications Marine and Coastal Studies • Introduction • Time & Place • Course Content • Reading Materials and Tutorials • Assignments and Assessments • Attendance Marine and Coastal Studies Time & Place • Friday 14.00-16.00 • Lecture Theatre: 105 • Geography Department, St. Marys Marine and Coastal Studies Three components: • Technology • Theory • Applications Marine and Coastal Studies Content • Data and Information as the basis for Knowledge and Understanding • Importance of Access to Data and Information for Studying the Marine and Coastal Environment • Geospatial Data and Information Defined • The Geospatial technologies of remote sensing, GIS, Digital Mapping (and Cartography), GPS, Mobile Data Collection, and the Internet: theory and practice • The Data into Information Pathway – Data Collection – Data Handling and Processing – Data Analysis – Data Visualisation Marine and Coastal Studies Content (details) • An introduction to the fundamentals of airborne and satellite borne remote sensing in coastal and marine environments including an introduction to the sensors and platforms used • An introduction to the fundamentals of digital image processing (DIP) • Example applications of remote sensing to coastal and marine environments e.g. monitoring of sediment movement, change detection, pollution, bathymetry, mangroves, coral reefs, algal blooms, sea surface temperature, oil spills and contingency planning, emergency response… amongst many others • An introduction to desktop and online (Internet- based) Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Decision Support Systems (DSS): theory and practice Marine and Coastal Studies Content (details) • Integrating disparate data sources for mapping, analysis and modelling • Example applications of GIS to coastal and marine environments • Mobile Field Data collection, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), WAP-enabled mobile phones • Examples of Internet-based Information and Decision Support Systems (DSS) • Data and Information sources for coastal and environmental monitoring, mapping and modelling Marine and Coastal Studies Assignments Three Assignments for Assessment 1. Paper Critique (30%) 2. Module Paper (30%) 3. Group Report & Presentation (40%) 4. Duly Completed Exercises Marine and Coastal Studies Attendance • Compulsory for all elements of the course • Class Attendance Sheet will be taken each week • Medical Certificates (MC) should be filed with Geography office Marine and Coastal Studies Reading Materials •Basic Textbooks on Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Online Tutorials •Remote Sensing •Digital Image Processing •GIS •GPS •Online Resources •Coastal and Marine Applications •Mobile Technologies •Online Databases •Online Mapping and Information Systems Marine and Coastal Studies Guest Lectures Fieldtrip/Site Visit Marine and Coastal Studies Contact David R. Green Room G12 Tel. 272324 Email. firstname.lastname@example.org Marine and Coastal Studies Any Questions?
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