GEOS3811 - Advanced Techniques in Remote Sensing

GEOS 3811 - Advanced Techniques in Remote Sensing will run as a short course during S1, 2017, over one week (O Week), with a half day for presentations towards end of semester. The contact week comprises a series of lectures and 1.5 days in the field (in the Sydney region).

The course is designed to refresh basic concepts and applications of remote sensing, and to introduce basic and advanced techniques for data processing with a focus on land surface dynamics. You will be introduced to different platforms (UAVs, spectroradiometer, satellite, airborne) and sensors (optical, LiDAR, microwave).

Session 1, 2017

Study level: 

GEOS3811 - Undergraduate

GEOS9012 - Postgraduate

6 units of credit

Hours: One week of intensive lectures (O-Week), plus a half-day Mock Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment in Week 12.

GEOS3811 Current handbook entry

GEOS3811 Current timetable

GEOS3811 Course outline

Who should I contact?

Coordinator: Graciela Metternicht

What does this course cover?

By the end of the course, students will:

  • Understand various sensor systems and platforms for collection of remotely sensed data, and their potential and limitations for environmental applications
  • Plan and conduct field work necessary to validate remote sensing products
  • Demonstrate proficiency and conceptual understanding in using software to perform remote sensing image processing and analysis, through a series of laboratory exercises.
  • Interpret, synthesise and apply that knowledge to produce new applied research in a selected thematic area (e.g. vegetation/land use, soils/geology, fluvial/marine, urban).
  • Communicate the results of that investigation in a variety of written formats, catering for diverse audiences.

For more information, see the appropriate course outline (above).

Where does this course fit into my degree?

This is a Stage 3 course. 


Is there assumed prior knowledge or a co-requisite?

Prerequisites include GEOS2821 or GEOS2811 or an equivalent course; or acquired related knowledge. 

Working knowledge of ENVI software is assumed.

Are there mandatory activities for this course?

There is a mandatory field trip and mock-symposium for this course.

Is there anything else I should know?

Assessment for the course inclues an Individual major research project on a topic related to the course (to be completed between Wks 1 – 8); a field work report, and a presentation at a half a day mock Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment .  There is no final exam for this course.

I took this course a while ago, and need proof of what was covered.

GEOS3811 2016 Course Outline

NB: All information provided on this page is superseded by information provided by the course coordinator or lecturer(s).