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SG0227

Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory

The course includes theories and applications about remote sensing and forest inventory via lectures, literature and computer exercises. The student get knowledge on how remote sensing and forest inventory data sources are integrated and their use in different applications from forest companies’ inventories to global inventories of greenhouse gases. Common remote sensing data are aerial photo images, satellite images and laser scanning data combined with field inventory data. Furthermore, the students gain advanced understanding of the course content by guest lectures from forest companies, student-run seminars and knowledge of research in Sweden and internationally via use of scientific writings and contact with researchers. The course also includes processing of remote sensing data and data collection for ecological and environmental applications, connected to Sweden’s environmental monitoring program (e. g., the National Forest Inventory and National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden- NILS). The course is concluded with a joint project work where remote sensing and field inventory are combined to retrieve information on special issues.

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SG0227-40006 - Course evaluation report

Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.

Additional course evaluations for SG0227

Academic year 2020/2021

Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory (SG0227-M4006) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06

Academic year 2019/2020

Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory (SG0227-40013) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07

Academic year 2018/2019

Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory (SG0227-30219) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25

SG0227 Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory, 15.0 Credits

Fjärranalys och skoglig inventering

Syllabus approved

2017-11-15

Subjects

Biology Forest science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Modules

Title Credits Code
Remote Sensing 7.00 1002
Inventory 5.00 1003
Project 3.00 1004

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent 120 credits at basic level of which at least
- 90 credits within forest sciences or
- 90 credits in biology or
- 90 credits in natural resource management.
and
- 5 credits GIT and 5 credits statistics
and
- English 6.

Objectives

The course give the student theoretical and practical knowledge of working with data from remote sensing and field inventory and how these are combined to address issues connected to forestry and forest ecosystems.

On completion of the course the student should be able to:
- Account for aims and methods for data collection via remote sensing and field inventory with the aim of addressing issues in forestry and forest ecosystems.
- explain the physical bases of remote sensing of vegetation in general and forests in particular.
- explain and apply the stages in processing of remote sensing data, collect and prepare data, pre-processing, classification, estimation and discover changes and estimation of reliability for different remote data sources and integrated field inventory data.
- choose and motivate appropriate data sources and methods with consideration to application, scale, data quality and cost, and critically evaluate the derived information.
- independently plan, carry out and analyse real inventories appropriate for forest companies and organisations which are active within forestry and nature conservation.
- identify development trends for remote sensing and forest inventory both in Sweden and internationally.

Content

The course includes the theories via lectures and literature and applications, including computer exercises, that are used within remote sensing and forest inventory, how these data sources are integrated and their use in different applications from the forest companies’ inventories to global inventories of greenhouse gases. Common remote sensing data are air images and laser scanning data. Furthermore, guest lectures by individuals from forest companies, student-run seminars for advanced understanding of the course content and knowledge of research are included in Sweden and internationally via use of scientific writings and contact with researchers. The course is concluded with joint project work regarding remote sensing and field inventory are combined to retrieve information which highlight special issues. The course also includes processing of remote sensing data and data collection for ecological and environmental applications, connected to Sweden’s environmental monitoring program (e. g., the National Forest Inventory and National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden- NILS). The course is concluded with joint project work regarding remote sensing and field inventory are combined to retrieve information which highlight special issues. Compulsory components are exercises, seminars, group assignments, examinations and the final examination.

Formats and requirements for examination

Participation in compulsory parts. Approved written exams. Approved project work and oral and written presentation.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

SLU is environmentally certified according to ISO 14001. A large part of our courses
cover knowledge and skills that contribute positively to the environment. To further
strengthen this, we have specific environmental goals for the education. Students are
welcome to suggest actions regarding the course’s content and implementation that lead
to improvements for the environment. For more information, see webpage www.slu.se.

Responsible department

Department of Forest Resource Management

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: SH0129
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Forest Science - Master´s Programme Forest Management - Bachelor´s Programme Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management - mastersprogramme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Biology Forest science
Course code: SG0227 Application code: SLU-40006 Location: Umeå Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Forest Resource Management Pace: 100%