ENVT5516 Environmental Monitoring and Sensors

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
We are currently on the precipice of an exponential expansion of environmental data. Sensors for a wide range of variables relevant to environmental quality have been emerging alongside interest in sensor networks and centralised data repositories to study environmental change. These are increasingly being applied by government agencies, consultants and interest groups as part of environmental research and management activities. Students will develop skills in the design, deployment and data analysis associated with sensing infrastructure. We use a range of platforms to measure atmospheric, soil and water environments, to experience first-hand the challenges of using sensor systems, including their strategic deployment in real field environments, and the subsequent analysis and post-processing of data.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) evaluate how data is collected, managed, and techniques for post-collection data analytics and presentation; (2) configure and operate equipment for measuring environmental conditions, specifically for atmospheric, soil and water systems; (3) reccomend relevant variables for measurement within common applications, including suggestions for deployment location, frequency and time period; and (4) analyse drone technology and methods for processing imagery from drone-based technology.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) monitoring plan; and (3) data collection and reporting. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Jason Beringer
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
ENVT4422 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Advisable prior study:
ENVT4408 GIS Programming
Contact hours
1x 1hr lecture per week
1x 4hr workshop per week
1 field trip
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