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The certificate in spatial analysis of coastal environments (SpACE) provides an interdisciplinary program for students wishing to pursue careers in coastal management or research, remote sensing, or geographic information systems (GIS) applications. Rendered upon completion of the requirements, the certificate is an academic affidavit comprised of courses in geography and ocean, earth and atmospheric sciences and is administered by the two departments.
This program is a hybrid curriculum that integrates geospatial science and technology (GIS, remote sensing, and spatial analysis) with substantive knowledge in coastal and marine environmental systems.
The certificate affords a unique combination of geospatial skills and their rigorous application to solving coastal and marine environmental problems, such as hazards and disasters, environmental pollution, sea level rise, or coastal management and planning.
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Study of the theory and application of remote sensing, emphasizing environmental applications and aerial and satellite imagery. Covers the fundamentals of multispectral digital image processing, including sensors pre-processing, enhancement, classification, accuracy assessment, and GIS data integration. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.
An examination of the physical and human geography of the coastal zone. Considers problems of managing coastal resources with an emphasis on North America. Lectures focus on coastal patterns, processes, and problems at the global, national, and local scales. Students investigate a section of the local coastline and write a report on the physical and human geography on the basis of field study, library, and internet research. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: GEOG 100S or GEOG 101S, a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, or permission of the instructor.
Geologic processes that shape the earth's surface. Laboratory studies involve interpretation of topographic maps, soil maps, and aerial photographs. Field trip required. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: OEAS 112N, OEAS 320 AND either ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.
Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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Students are encouraged to participate in funded research projects with faculty or to work as paid interns with local government agencies or firms. Recent student internships have been awarded with the Port of Virginia and Center for Geospatial Visualization.
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