GEO5550 – Seminar on remote sensing and numerical terrain analysis
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
This research-oriented seminar includes in-depth discussions on selected state-of-the-art remote sensing and terrain analysis topics, current technological developments and research directions, recent publications, etc. Typical topics include:
- Reflection of selected scientific publications
- Presentation and discussion of specialized remote sensing topics
- Algorithm development and software usage
- Discussion of current research
Knowledge: The students will
- understand specialized remote sensing topics
- understand the methods and results of recent publications
- understand the most recent developments in geoscientific remote sensing and terrain analysis
Skills: The students will
- be able to read, understand and discuss research by others
- be able to present and discuss research methods and results
- be able to critically reflect research results
- be able to better use their programming and software skills
- The course aims at fostering and developing scientific curiosity around the course theme and a critical reflection of representativeness, accuracy, reliability and importance of the data and results
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- GEO4515 – Remote Sensing / GEO3515 – Remote Sensing / GEG2240 – Introduction to remote sensing (continued) or similar knowledge
- GEO4520 – Advanced remote sensing and topographic analysis and an ongoing remote sensing project, or similar knowledge
Recommended previous knowledge
The course is mainly directed at master students within the field of geomatics at the Department of Geosciences. It can be combined with GEO5540 – Special topics in remote sensing and terrain analysis.
- 5 credits overlap with GEO9550 – Seminar on remote sensing and numerical terrain analysis.
One 3-hour seminar date per month on average, covering one special topic each and including teaching and discussion of special topics, project presentations, and paper discussions
In order to pass the seminar, a student has to attend 10 seminar dates, and prepare and lead one of them. This will require seminar attendance over two semesters.
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
The student has to hand in one obligatory presentation connected to the above seminar lead and participate 10 times in the seminar.
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for one of the following courses:
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.