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GEOG12021 Remote Sensing of Environment
Remote Sensing of Environment
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General Information

Overview

Remote sensing is one of the most important and widely applied methods for monitoring natural and built environments. Satellite images help society understand the atmospheric, terrestrial and aquatic environments of the earth. Information extracted from images may be used in many ways - as a basis for mapping and monitoring changes to features (vegetation communities, soil types, mineral outcrops) and biophysical properties (biomass of forest, crop yields, ozone concentration, soil moisture). Satellite images are often integrated into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and with other spatial data to support environmental management. You will learn the spectral and spatial concepts that underpin multi-band image biophysical classification schemes. You will spend time practicing image acquisition, processing and interpretation steps. Given the continued proliferation of satellite and airborne vehicle acquired images for efficiently monitoring earth processes – remotely sensed image processing skills will increasingly be in demand.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: Minimum of 18 units of credit

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2022

Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

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Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student satisfaction survey.

Feedback

Students' feedback suggests the use of the European Space Agency satellite image processing software was problematic due to 'bugs'.

Recommendation

The unit lead will liaise with the European Space Agency software support facility to influence software upgrades of the agency.

Feedback from Student satisfaction survey.

Feedback

Students' feedback suggests the Moodle site and the assessment regime are engaging and support learning.

Recommendation

The unit lead will maintain the engaging Moodle site and authentic assessment regime.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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