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GEOS3914: GIS for Land and Coastal Management (Adv)

Advanced students will complete the same core lecture material as for GEOS3014 but will carry out more challenging projects, practicals, assignments and tutorials.

Code GEOS3914
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)]
GEOS3014 or ENVX3001

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. recognise why coastal and marine management is often challenged by the dynamic and open nature of these environments
  • LO2. explain why there are multiple definitions of the coastal zone and the implication of this for management
  • LO3. understand the implications of scientific uncertainty in managing coastal and marine environments
  • LO4. adopt principles of spatial reasoning and analysis in resolving complex coastal and marine management problems
  • LO5. apply advanced spatial analysis methods and develop GIS based decision support models
  • LO6. understand the importance of spatio-temporal scale and design in constructing and working with spatial data sets
  • LO7. adopt principles of geographical reasoning and analysis in resolving complex social and environmental problems
  • LO8. reflect on how the outcomes of GIS-based models can inform coastal decision making and planning.