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Environmental Mapping and Monitoring - GEOG5004

Year - 2020

This unit introduces methods for mapping environmental signatures in coastal and marine systems, using both biogeochemical analysis and GIS technologies. Students will learn, theoretically and practically, how environmental data is collected using a range of different methodologies (field and computer based), and application of this data to understanding landscape processes and quantifying environmental change. Students will acquire skills in applying environmental mapping techniques to interpreting key Earth surface processes and understanding the substantial impacts that humans can have on these, in terms of both contamination and remediation.

3 hours of lectures and two 6 hour practicals per semester.

Assignments (100%)

Assumed knowledge
This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.


Faculty: Science

Semester 2b

05 Oct 2020

Department/School: Geosciences Academic Operations
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 23 Oct 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Bree Morgan
HECS Band: 2
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