Masters degrees in Remote Sensing equip postgraduates with the skills to collect, model and disseminate topographic and geomatic data of different geographical areas.
Related subjects include Topography and Geographic Information Systems. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Geography, Geology, or Environmental Science.
Remote Sensing encompasses the use of satellite or aircraft-based sensor technologies to detect and classify objects on Earth. This means a whole host of terrestrial and aquatic areas may be analysed and defined using geomatic and sometimes bathymetric techniques.
From glaciers and caverns, to lakes and oceans, training will encompass the collection of data about geographical features through practices such as GIS (geographical information systems) and geovisualisation.
For example, you might model the features of a land mass to determine its sustainability for urban planning. Alternatively, you may examine populations of wild animals across certain areas, and investigate best practise for their conservation.
Expertise in this field may also be applied to roles in the military and intelligence services, commercial and economic practices such as retail marketing, as well as humanitarian projects.