Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory
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Additional course evaluations for SG0227
Academic year 2020/2021Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory (SG0227-M4006) 2021-03-24 - 2021-06-06
Academic year 2019/2020Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory (SG0227-40013) 2020-03-25 - 2020-06-07
Academic year 2018/2019Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory (SG0227-30219) 2019-01-21 - 2019-03-25
SG0227 Remote Sensing and Forest Inventory, 15.0 CreditsFjärranalys och skoglig inventering
SubjectsBiology Forest science
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge 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.
- 5 credits GIT and 5 credits statistics
- English 6.
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentThe 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 examinationParticipation 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.
- 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 informationSLU 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.