ECS Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS)


Type of degree
Geosciences Information and Data Systems
Aberdeen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Course language


Building on 20 years of excellence in postgraduate teaching of remote sensing and GIS this programme promotes the integrated study and application of the geospatial technologies through theory and practice, combining core techniques, practical skills and environmental applications. To facilitate your learning experience you will use state-of-the-art software and hardware in a dedicated classroom to explore the different technologies and their applications. The programme draws upon a wide range of international, national, and local expertise in the coastal and marine sciences, landscape ecology and landscape change, coastal management, renewable energy, geology and hydrocarbon exploration, risks and hazards, spatial planning, cartography, field data collection, and archaeology.

Aspects of geospatial technologies are of increasing importance in many areas of employment concerned with the landscape, for example in national and local government (where the appearance of ‘Geodata Service Units’ is increasing), in nature conservation agencies, in hydrocarbon exploration and oilfield management, in environmental consultancy, civil engineering projects and marine and coastal zone management.