geo-info

Maps and satellite images, or in other words ‘Geographic information’, are at the core of the iGEON programme. With the use of satellite data the state of our environment and changes therein can easily be monitored. Satellite images are widely available these days and in combination with maps, are frequently used in planning and management of our environment

In the  iGEON programme you will learn to look at these images and extract  information from them. You will learn to make maps that show the quality of our environment. You will learn to make maps  that show distribution of species or availability of food. You will learn to simulate the changes in our environment due to climate change, determine areas at risk of flooding or drought. You will learn to detect forest fires and assess impact of tourism on protected areas. In short, the content of the  iGEON programme is very broad and we encourage you to explore the variety of study options. It is very likely that you will find something of your interest.

Geographic information

Maps and satellite images, or in other words ‘Geographic information’, are at the core of the iGEON programme. With the use of satellite data the state of our environment and changes therein can easily be monitored. Satellite images are widely available these days and in combination with maps, are frequently used in planning and management of our environment

In the  iGEON programme you will learn to look at these images and extract  information from them. You will learn to make maps that show the quality of our environment. You will learn to make maps  that show distribution of species or availability of food. You will learn to simulate the changes in our environment due to climate change, determine areas at risk of flooding or drought. You will learn to detect forest fires and assess impact of tourism on protected areas. In short, the content of the  iGEON programme is very broad and we encourage you to explore the variety of study options. It is very likely that you will find something of your interest.

Combine e-learning with classroom learning

Get the best of both study approaches: combine online learning with classroom learning. Join international students at faculty ITC (University of Twente) in the Netherlands for a couple of months. Enjoy the direct contact with teachers, and get an international experience.

If you study 25% of the programme on campus in the Netherlands you will get a double degree, one from Lund University  and one from University of Twente. It is a legal requirement for a Dutch degree to study 25% in the Netherlands.

Enjoy a flexible study location

Using modern technology

You can study from home without feeling lonely: the  iGEON programme uses modern technology for regular interaction between teachers and students. You can ask questions, present and discuss results. The programme aims to simulate a classroom as much as possible.  You’ll interact with fellow students through skype and work together on a task, you’ll create Wiki’s and contribute to the online discussion board. In addition you will use Facebook for many social interactions.

iGEON Content: Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management

Are you concerned about the state of our environment and its continuous changes? Are you interested to know more about  climate change and its effects, about conservation of biodiversity, about ensuring food security for everyone? Do you want to learn how to plan for protection of our environment and manage our World’s resources in a sustainable manner? In the iGEON e-learning programme you will learn to use geographic information, such as maps and satellite images, for planning and management of the environment. Take a closer look at the programme content and explore the wide range of courses within this Masters programme. This programme will be the one you were looking for!

Online learning: virtual fieldwork

Go to the field on your computer screen: with the use of videos, pictures, and maps a real life field data collection will be simulated. You will collect ‘field’ data from your screen and use it to analyse a satellite image and to make a map of the area. In the iGEON programme you will learn useful skills that you can apply in the real world for your future work.

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