Combine satellite data, technology and science to find new solutions to the world's biggest challenges. The MSc Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management aims to provide you with the theoretical and practical skills to use and analyse Earth observation data in conjunction with broader skills in handling geospatial data. This unique programme is well-embedded in an active research and industry environment. It works alongside our successful MSc Geographical Information Science degree, which was the first of its type in the world with a heritage of over 30 years. This MSc reflects on the use of geospatial technologies in the detection and mitigation of climate change, sustainability and social responsibility. What is Earth Observation and Geoinformation Management? Earth observation (EO) involves gathering information about the Earth's physical, chemical, and biological systems using remote sensing technologies such as satellites. Earth observation is growing in social, economic and political importance by helping us better understand and manage Earth and its environment in areas such as:
- infrastructure and transportation
- mineral resource management
- land use and planning
- monitoring pollution
- deforestation and land degradation
- climate change monitoring and action
- be equipped with critical theoretical knowledge
- develop strong practical skills
- undertake supervised independent research
- European Space Agency's 'Biomass Mission'
- NASA's GEDI LiDAR on the international space station
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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
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