Aug 26 - Dec 13, 2019
Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Scott Powell
This course focuses on the science and applications of remote sensing in environmental
science. Students will gain an understanding of the basics of remote sensing science
geared towards critical interpretation of the applications of remote sensing in environmental
science. The content of the course is based on a combination of readings from a textbook
and the primary literature and will hinge on in-depth interactions via online discussion.
In addition, students will be exposed to hands-on exercises in basic digital image
processing and analysis.
Meeting Place and Times
Participants login to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It
is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend at least 8 - 10 hours
per week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course
related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate
Scott Powell, PhD. Scott is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Land
Resources and Environmental Sciences, and is affiliated with the Spatial Sciences
Center. His research focuses on the use of geospatial data to characterize landscape
patterns and ecosystem processes. The overarching theme of his research is the quantification
and monitoring of carbon sequestration at broad spatial and temporal scales, including
forest ecosystems, dryland agricultural systems, and human-engineered geologic sequestration
sites. His research relies on the integration of remote sensing imagery (both satellite
and airborne), GIS, GPS, and field data.
A Bachelors degree, courses in general ecology and statistics.
Students in the M.S. in LRES online degree program, as well as working professionals
who want to increase their knowledge in the topic, such as federal agency employees,
environmental consultants, non-governmental organization employees, and others interested
in remote sensing and environmental science.
8-10 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method
of delivery, you may require more time.
Tuition and Fees
See the Online Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid page.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
- Introduction to Remote Sensing
Author(s): James B. Campbell & Randolph H. Wynne
Publisher: The Guilford Press; 5th edition (June 21, 2011)
ISBN 13: 978-1609181765
IBSN 10: 160918176X
Price: approximately $95 plus shipping and handling
Misc. info: Hardcover
This book can be purchased or rented with various online retailers
- Internet access
- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course
For More Information
For course information: Please contact Marni Rolston firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Register
You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.
Learn how to apply.
After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration
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Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.