FAL3300 GIS for Environmental Modelling 7.5 credits

GIS för miljömodellering

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Overview of spatial data and geographic information technology, together with basic and advanced models for spatial environmental modelling will be covered by initial lectures.

This will be followed by practical expercises organised so that basic GIS skills can be derived from self-instructed GIS laborations and ESRI Virtual Campus, while more advanced modelling exercises will be led by course assistants, and are taylored for the research needs. In the project work, own models can be applied when relevant. The course project is examined by a report and a seminar.

Intended learning outcomes *

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge and skills in geographic information technology useful for environmental modelling. After taking the course, the student should be able to:

- Review and assess spatial data and their usefulness for environmental modelling

- Review and assess spatial models and their usefulness for environmental modelling

- Be able to perform spatial modelling within a selected field, including, for example, spatial hydrological or ecological models, and/or decision support models

- Integrate and use such models in their own research (when appropriate), as well as discussing pros and cons with integrating spatial models in their own research.

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Master degree or corresponding, in environmental engineering or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Annonseras vid kursstart.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

P, F

Examination *

    Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

    The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

    Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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    Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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    Ulla Mörtberg

    Further information

    Course web

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    Offered by

    ABE/Sustainable development, environmental science and engineering

    Main field of study *

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    Education cycle *

    Third cycle

    Add-on studies

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    Ulla Mörtberg (mortberg@kth.se)

    Ethical approach *

    • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
    • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
    • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

    Supplementary information

    The course will be given as a cooperation between the Environmental Management and Assessment research group and the Geoinformatics division, KTH. Teachers for the course will be U. Mörtberg, K. Grunfeld, and other.

    Postgraduate course

    Postgraduate courses at ABE/Sustainable development, environmental science and engineering