AL2300 Natural Resources Management Tools 7.5 credits

Verktyg för naturresursförvaltning

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Built Environment
    Environmental Engineering
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Spring 19 for programme students

Spring 20 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

- use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for providing management relevant information about natural resources and environmental issues

- review and give examples of other technologies and tools to increase accessibility and availability of environmental information, such as indicators, and

- understand the significance of data and environmental information in planning, management and other decision-making and policy-making processes, for solving environmental problems and for sustainable use of natural resources.

Course main content

The course deals with various aspects related to the broad issue of environmental information and data for decision-making in the context of environmental and natural resources management. The course covers different aspects related to provision of new data and information (increasing information density) by means of Geographic Information systems (GIS) and expert systems and multi-criteria evaluation, and means and tools, such as indicators and Internet to communicate new and existing information to various types of end users, ranging from the public via scientists to decision-makers (increasing information accessibility).

The course will devote much time and emphasis to GIS through a number of compulsory exercises that demonstrate how this particular tool together with other related tools can be applied to derive new, relevant information within various planning and management contexts.

Eligibility

Bachelor's degree in the field of civil engineering, environmental engineering or another subject with clear relevance for the course, of at least 180 higher education credits or the equivalent. Furthermore is required: Environmental Data, 7.5 credits (course AE2503), or the equivalent. Proficiency in English (English B or equivalent).

Literature

Annonseras på kursens hemsida före kursstart.

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 3.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

ABE/Sustainability and Environmental Engineering

Examiner

Ulla Mörtberg <mortberg@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2017.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2016.