Dr. Patrick N. Halpin is the Director of the Geospatial Analysis Program at the Nicholas School of the Environment. This program offers several courses in geospatial analysis, including a full certificate program for students pursuing one of the professional graduate degrees (Master of Environmental Management or Master of Forestry). A full list of the curricula can be found here.
MGEL lab members oversee instruction for the introductory course at both the graduate and undergraduate level (ENVIRON 159 – Fundamentals of GIS and Geospatial Analysis), as well as for the Coastal and Marine Management advanced course (descriptions below).ENVIRON 259 Fundamentals of Geospatial Analysis
This course lecture/lab course covers fundamental aspects of geographic information systems and satellite remote sensing for environmental applications. The course covers concepts of geographic data development, cartography, image processing and spatial analysis. This course is the gateway into more advanced training in the geospatial analysis curriculum. Requires permission of instructor.
Lecture / Lab - 4 credits ENVIRON 265 Geospatial Analysis for Coastal and Marine Management
This application course focuses on spatial analysis and image processing applications to support coastal and marine management. The course covers benthic habitat mapping, spatial analysis of marine animal movements, habitat modeling, and the optimization of marine protected areas. The course requires a fundamental knowledge of geospatial analysis theory and analysis tools. Requires permission of instructor.
Lecture / Lab – 4 credits