Subject description for 2019/2020

Remote Analysis in Nature Management (GEO5020)

Remote Analysis in Nature Management


Course description

The course is based on data collected from various sensors in satellites, planes and drones, and shows how this data material can be used in various issues related to nature management. The course emphasizes how such data can be analyzed and presented using GIS tools. The University's own drone-borne sensors are used in field work.


Semester fee and curriculum literature.

Learning outcomes


  • Advanced knowledge in GIS-based analytical methods used in nature management.
  • Specialized insights into wavelength ranges for electromagnetic radiation that are important in mapping of nature.
  • Thorough knowledge of data collection methods with sensors carried by drones, aircraft and satellites.


  • Independent use of vector and raster analyzes in research and development work.
  • Be critical of different sources of remote sensing data.
  • Work independently with theoretical and practical use of various sensors associated with drone, and implement RPAS operations in accordance with laws and regulations.

General competence:

  • Apply knowledge and skills by contributing new thinking / new methods to solve various problems within nature management.
  • Communicate knowledge to the general public and professionals about the use of remote sensing in nature management.

Course type



Geographical information processing GEO220 or equivalent.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face, laboratory work, field work.

Teaching activities and methods

The teaching consists mainly of lectures and exercises, as well as project work. Exercises take place in fields and at GIS lab.

Course evaluation

The study programme is evaluated annually by students by way of course evaluation studies (mid-term evaluation and final evaluation). These evaluations are included in the universitys quality assurance system.

Assessment and examinations

Compound assessment, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F
  • Compulsory participation, comprises 0/100 of the grade, grading scale Godkjent - Ikke godkjent.
  • Oral examination, 30 minutes, comprises 40/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.
  • Take-home examination, 10 days, comprises 60/100 of the grade, grading scale A-E, Beste A, Ikke bestått F.

Course literature

The reading list can be found in Leganto
Course coordinator
ECTS Credits 10 Course location Steinkjer Faculty
Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture