2st Year

GIS and Remote Sensing in volcanic areas

Description including Unit Aims

Introduction to Geographical Information System (GIS) and use of open-source GIS software. Introduction to proximal remote sensing monitoring techniques and their application. Elements of topography. Instruments and technologies for topographic survey: Total Station (TS), Terrestrial Laser Scanner (TLS), terrestrial photogrammetry, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), GNSS techniques, thermography.

Introduction to satellite remote sensing techniques and its application. Interferometry SAR (InSAR) technique, Analysis and interpretation of multispectral data.

Intended Learning Outcomes

The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), along with the integrated use of remote sensing monitoring techniques, will make it possible to acquire a wider knowledge of ground surface deformations in volcanic and peri-volcanic areas, with special emphasis on slope movements/gravitational and erosional phenomena.

Assessment Information

Written/oral exam – laboratory reports.


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