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Applied Geo-Information: Naturally Geographic


Do you think biodiversity and nature conservation is important? And do you want to learn more about how to identify nature-based solutions that also adress other claims on our land?
Start date
Study duration
20 weeks

About the programme

There is a growing awareness of the importance of nature for a healthy livelihood for current and future generations. It provides us with vital resources such as food, air, water and energy. Despite these advantage, we are faced with a continuing degradation and rapid loss of our nature.

In this programme, we look at the challenges in conserving our nature, but also the opportunities that nature-based solution may offer towards a sustainable and healthy living environment. The aim is to provide insights in how we can use spatial decision models and remote sensing techniques to provide support for decision-making regarding nature policies.

As part of the programme, you will work on a number of individual assignments, and an interdisciplinary project with fellow students. In the project, you and your colleagues will work on a real-life nature conservation challenge in a selected area.

Topics covered in the course are:

• Nature conservation and biodiversity
• Satellite image interpretation
• Remote Sensing
• Spatial Decision Modelling
• Visualizing results using dashboards

In addition, Naturally Geographic has one or more field trips to view and experience the topics in the real world.

During the programme, you are also free to select a combination of different complementary elective courses. Examples are:

• 3D geo information/Digital Twins
• Citizen participation
• Virtual Reality
• Sensor technology
• LIDAR (point clouds)
• Serious Gaming

Course description Naturally Geographic

Learning goals

After completing this programme:

  • You will have an up-to-date level of competence and understanding of plant and crop biology, physiology and genetics.
  • You are able to discuss the application of plant sciences with peers in a knowledgeable, articulate and confident manner.
  • You are able to design and execute experiments, collect and analyze data and critically evaluate the data, as it relates to plant and crop biology, physiology and genetics.
  • You are able to coherently discuss and present research data, both orally and in writing, relating to the research itself and its commercial application.

Admission requirements

  • Basic knowledge about the use of geographical information systems (GIS) is necessary. If required, teaching materials are available to update your knowledge
  • Enrolling students are able to demonstrate a high ability to work independently: they are able to make decisions and put together their own curriculum.
  • The relevance of the applicant’s background will be assessed during an intake interview with the coordinator of the course, based on a letter of motivation and CV.
  • English skills at level B2. (more information can be found via the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  • This student has to be minimally in her/his 2e jaar of the Bachelor.

How to apply as an exchange student

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