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GEOG3527 - GIS Tools for Climate Change Studies

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

The negative consequences of climate change are by many conceived as something abstract that have consequences for someone else being far away. With Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and other visual methodologies, climate change effects become real and easier to relate to one owns life. The course provides an introduction to GIS and other visual tools and techniques relevant for climate change studies. Course participants will get hands-on experiences on how to apply GIS and other visual methodologies to assess vulnerability to environmental hazards such as flood, landslides and storms as well as an increased understanding on how local communities may strengthen its resilience. Further, the course will demonstrate how GIS may be used to facilitate a transition of the society to renewable energy resources. This will include mapping of solar energy potential, and to identify park locations for on-shore wind mills where the visibility from the general public are minimized.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge:

The participants will understand how reality is represented in a Geographical Information System (GIS) and the problems related to representing non-tangible features in a GIS. Pragmatic participants will nevertheless recognize the power of GIS in assessing exposure and vulnerability to negative climate change effects, and in facilitating a transition of the society to renewable energy resources by visualizations that make possibly futures more concrete.

Skills:

The course provides the participants hands-on experience on how to apply GIS to identify elements at risk and to assess exposure and vulnerability to climate change induced hazards (such as flooding). Further, participants will develop skills on how to communicate risk using maps and how to increase local engagement through participatory mapping methodologies.

General competence:

The course provides relevant competence for participants who will work with GIS in private companies or public sectors with climate change issues.

Learning methods and activities

Up to 5 interactive seminars (each 2 hours), up to 10 lab-guidance (each 2 hours) and up to 6 online learning modules.

It is expected that compulsories and examinations must be completed in English. Exceptions must be clarified with the lecturer responsible for the course.

Teaching will only be given if a sufficient number of students register for the course and if the Department has sufficient teaching resources. See www.ntnu.edu/studies/courses for the most up to date information on the courses not being offered. 

Compulsory assignments

  • Introduction to GIS software and installation or passed introductory exercise.

Further on evaluation

The exam in the course consists of up to 20 point giving works. At the end of the semester, the total score for the works will be converted to a letter grade. The candidate must achieve a total score higher than 40% to pass the course (grade E). An overall grade is given in the course.

Students with valid absences will have the opportunity to apply for a postponed submission deadline for certain works. It is only possible to repeat the exam in the semesters when the course is taught.  All work must then be resumed. Candidates who want to take the exam must register for both teaching and assessment.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent. Other relevant qualifications may be accepted by the Department of Geography.
  • GEOG1012 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) or equivalent course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEOG3524 4.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geomatics
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Engineering
  • Life Sciences
  • Enviromental Management
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography

Examination

Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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