We are increasingly aware of how crucial nature is to healthy livelihoods for current and future generations. Nature provides us with vital resources such as food, air, water and energy. In spite of these benefits, we are faced with continuing degradation and rapid loss of our nature.
In this programme, we will look at the challenges conserving our nature present, as well as the opportunities nature-based solutions may offer for a sustainable and healthy living environment. The aim is to provide insight into how to 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 several individual assignments and an interdisciplinary project with fellow students. For the project, you and your colleagues will work on a real-life nature conservation challenge in a selected area.
The course will cover the following topics:
- Nature conservation and biodiversity
- Remote sensing / satellite image interpretation
- Spatial Decision Modelling
- Visualising results using dashboards
In addition, Naturally Geographic offers one or more field trips to observe and experience the topics in the real world.
During the programme, you are also free to select a combination of complementary elective courses, such as:
- 3D geo information/Digital Twins
- Citizen participation
- Virtual Reality
- Sensor technology
- LIDAR (point clouds)
- Serious Gaming