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									Marine and Coastal Studies


  The Role of Geospatial Technologies
    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
•   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
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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
• An introduction to desktop and online (Internet-
  based) Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and
  Decision Support Systems (DSS): theory and practice
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Content (details)

• Integrating disparate data sources for mapping,
  analysis and modelling
• Example applications of GIS to coastal and marine
• 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
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 Three Assignments for Assessment

    1. Paper Critique (30%)
    2. Module Paper (30%)

    3. Group Report & Presentation (40%)
    4. Duly Completed Exercises
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• 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
•Online Resources
•Coastal and Marine Applications
•Mobile Technologies
•Online Databases
•Online Mapping and Information Systems
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      Guest Lectures
    Fieldtrip/Site Visit
  Marine and Coastal Studies

David R. Green
Room G12
Tel. 272324
Marine and Coastal Studies

      Any Questions?

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