Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Remote Sensing Minor

A Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) image of the Wind River Mountains.
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The Botany Department is excited to offer a new undergraduate Minor inRemote Sensing!

You may not know that Botany has been central in remote sensing education at UW for over a decade, since we began teaching courses on the applications of satellite imagery and aerial photography for plant studies.  With increased interest from UW students, we’ve steadily increased the number of remote sensing courses we offer, and now students can be recognized on their diplomas for coursework exploring this increasingly marketable science.  Courses for the Minor cover basic and advanced remote sensing techniques, specialized applications of remote sensing, hands-on digital image analysis, other geospatial tools, like GIS, and fundamental plant ecology, which can contribute to image analysis. 

Find out more about the new Minor on the Botany Website or by contacting the Botany Department.