NGEK10010U Remote Sensing of the Bio-Geosphere (1)

Volume 2013/2014
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geology and Geosciences

This 7,5 ECTS course is constituted by block 1 of the 15 ECTS course "Remote Sensing of the Bio-Geosphere (1+2)".

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field Remote sensing of the bio-geosphere

Learning Outcome

Advanced physical principles in optical and thermal remote sensing, reflectance and emissions. Remote sensing sensors and platforms, data and data formats, data processing and modelling. Hyperspectral remote sensing. Vegetation parameters (vegetation indices, net primary production). Trend analysis and land change modelling. Global trend studies. Data quality and uncertainties. Remote sensing applications in hydrology (soil moisture, evapotranspiration, flooding). Remote Sensing of fires. Remote sensing of Snow and Ice. Remote Sensing software.


  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyse methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.


identify and work out proposal for solving comlex geographical problems using theory, data and methods

conduct and carry out large scale field work, data collection and subsequent analyses

access own professional geographical skills in relation to other subjects

cooporate and work with people from other professions

Please see Absalon course page
BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent
The form of teaching and work will be class teaching with active participation of students by means of student presentations and group-work.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcomes