Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Earth Observation Lab

Master of Science (M.Sc.) - Global Change Geography

Landsat-8 satellite image 2016, Egmont National Park, New Zealand

Scene: Egmont-National Park (New Zealand), Landsat-8 satellite image, 10th September, 2016. Source: Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey

Why is remote sensing useful for your M.Sc. studies? To the scientific community global change research is a challenge and remote sensing data provides major advances in detecting changes of the earth and quantifying processes over time. Utilising this continuous data for atmospheric, ocean and land studies in variety of spatial and temporal scales provide possibilities to detect global change in environmental attributes by monitoring physical and biological processes.

In modules students learn skills to gain results from the analysis of aerial or satellite images for geographic questions. Currently there are two modules of remote sensing at the master level.