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PFG0075

Fjärranalys och skoglig inventering

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

photos, satellite 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 focus of the course is on the need of data and

information by forestry and society for different decision making purposes, mainly regarding

forestry measures. 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.

Kursplan

PFG0075 Fjärranalys och skoglig inventering, 7,5 Hp

Ämnen

Skogshushållning

Utbildningens nivå

Forskarnivå

Förkunskapskrav

Equivalent 120 credits including

- 60 credits forest sciences or

- 60 credits biology

and

7 credits basic knowledge in GIT

- English 6.

Mål

The aim of the course is that the student acquires 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.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

- have knowlege of 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

- understand and carry out the stages in processing of remote sensing data (collect and prepare

data, pre-processing, classification/estimation/discover changes) and estimation of reliability for

different remote data sources and integrated field inventory data.

- choose and explain appropriate data sources and methods with consideration to application,

scale, data quality and cost, and critically evaluate the derived information.

- plan, carry out and analyse, independently, real inventories appropriate for forest companies

and public authorities which are active within forestry and nature conservation

- have an understanding of development trends for remote sensing and forest inventory both in

Sweden and internationally.

Innehåll

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

photos, satellite 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 focus of the course is on the need of data and

information by forestry and society for different decision making purposes, mainly regarding

forestry measures. 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.

Examinationsformer och fordringar för godkänd kurs

Passing the course requires:

- Participation in compulsory parts

- Passed written examination and final examination

- Accomplished and passed project work and oral and written presentation

Ytterligare information

The course GIT I at SLU or the like course on other universities give sufficient prior knowledge

of GIT. Basic knowledge in statistics and inventory is desirable but no requirement. The course

Inventory and statistics at SLU give sufficient prior knowledge in statistics and inventory and is

strongly recommended.