CEG2709 : Applied Remote Sensing and Image Processing
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Rachel Gaulton
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module develops a detailed understanding of remote sensing, with a focus on sensor characteristics, advanced image processing techniques and real-world applications. Students will be introduced to the latest research and developments in remote sensing technology and techniques and will gain an insight into applications from across the geosciences.
Outline Of Syllabus
Advanced consideration of the interactions of electromagnetic radiation with the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. Hyperspectral, thermal and radar remote sensing. Field spectroscopy. Advanced image pre-processing and processing techniques. Applications of remote sensing in mapping, environmental Earth observation and global change monitoring. Challenges and opportunities for remote sensing now and in the future.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Independent literature review and write-up of assessed practical|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||20||0:30||10:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||4||3:00||12:00||Computer practicals|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Seminars on critical review of remote sensing|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||45:00||45:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Specialist knowledge of sensor types, data acquisition and processing and applications is primarily taught through lectures, supported by practicals developing image processing skills in applied contexts. Development of skills in critical review of remote sensing literature and identification of appropriate processing methodologies will be assisted by a seminar and independent study.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||120||2||A||70||Unseen written examination|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||30||Approx. 1000 words (10 hours effort)|
|Computer assessment||2||M||Formative Blackboard "quizzes" completed during the 3 non-assessed computer practical sessions.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
A formal examination will be used to assess understanding of theoretical concepts in remote sensing and image processing. A practical report will assess competencies in critical review of literature, independent development and application of image processing methodologies and data analysis and presentation. Progress in non-assessed practicals will be confirmed by formative assessments to be completed within the practical session.