2nd Block: Electives

Environmental Applications Domain

                                 Fishing in Lake Victoria            Ali Sadr cave by Hamedan in Iran

The environmental applications track has been developed for students with a clear focus on the environment and environmental issues where geographical information is needed for resolving challenges. As student in this track you will be presented with a wide variety of examples that are based on real life cases and then work to present realistic solutions within the framework set by the course themes. There are four relevant main topics within the field of environment covered by this track; climate change, tourism, hydrology and biodiversity. On the technical side, this track includes topics like Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) where many issues regarding the implementation of digital map data and spatial thinking in an organisation are covered. The blend of environmental applications and understanding of causes and consequences constitutes the theoretical aspects of this track while when working on the different case studies, training in practical skills handling geographical data and mastering different GIS software is acquired. This track is suitable for virtually any student with a background in environment related fields who intends to pursue a professional career within government or private sector related to, e.g. environmental protection. It is equally interesting for those who desire to continue an academic career within environmental research.

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