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Title: Marine and Coastal Studies


1
Marine and Coastal Studies
MR1510
The Role of Geospatial Technologies in Coastal
and Marine Applications
2
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Introduction
  • Time Place
  • Course Content
  • Reading Materials and Tutorials
  • Assignments and Assessments
  • Attendance

3
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Time Place
  • Friday 14.00-17.00
  • Lecture Theatre 105
  • Geography Department, St. Marys

4
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Three components
  • Technology
  • Theory
  • Applications

5
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

6
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
  • 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

7
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Assignments
  • Three Assignments for Assessment
  • 1. Paper Critique (30)
  • 2. Module Paper (40)
  • 3. Duly Completed Exercises (30)

8
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
    Land Economy office

9
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

10
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Contact
  • David R. Green
  • Room G12
  • Tel. 272324
  • Email. d.r.green_at_abdn.ac.uk

11
Marine and Coastal Studies
  • Any Questions?
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