GEO9550 – 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
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- GEO4515 – Remote Sensing / GEG2240 – Introduction to remote sensing (continued) or equivalent knowledge
- GEO4520 – Advanced remote sensing and topographic analysis and an ongoing remote sensing project, or equivalent 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 GEO5440 – Cryospheric Modelling.
- 5 credits overlap with GEO5550 – 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
It is obligatory to attend 10 seminar dates, and prepare and lead two of them. This will require seminar attendance over two semesters. At the end of the second semester, a review paper has to be handed in.
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 (email@example.com).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
In order to pass the seminar, a PhD student has to attend 10 seminar dates, and prepare and lead two of them. This will require seminar attendance over two semesters.
- Two obligatory presentations connected to the above seminars count for a total of ca. 60%.
- One obligatory review paper counting ca. 40% must be handed in.
- Both the two obligatory presentations and the obligatory review paper must be passed individually in order to pass the course.
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.