Remote sensing is a powerful tool for understanding environmental features and processes, and is used in a wide variety of applications such as infrastructure mapping, natural disaster assessment, weather forecasting, and national security. The aim of this unit is to provide a solid foundation to the theory and practice of using remotely sensed data, and for its application in a range of contexts including environmental mapping, monitoring and management applications. The unit incorporates lecture and practical materials. Both internal and external students will have access to state of the art image processing software, as well as a variety of satellite and airborne images. By the end of this unit students will understand interactions of light with different environmental features, electromagnetic radiation, multispectral and hyperspectral imagery, Synthetic Aperture RADAR, LiDAR, digital image processing, object oriented information extraction, operational remote sensing, and various applications of the technology. They will also be given the opportunity to interact with industry representatives, and discuss professional applications of these technologies to management contexts.
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