ST 206 (Jan) 2:1
Environmental and Natural Resources Management
Principles of Environmental Management., Principles of Ecology, Environment & Environmental Management, Policies and Legal Aspect of Environmental Management, Overview of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). Preparation and Review of Environmental Impact Assessment Report, Environmental Audit, Life Cycle Assessment as EM Tool. Environmental Management Systems Standards: ISO 14000 (EMS). Related Issues in Environmental Management,. Environmental Design. Environmental Economics.
T V RAMACHANDRA
Vijay Kulkarni and Ramachandra T.V., 2006. Environmental Management, Commonwealth of Learning, Canada, CES, IISc and KERF, Bangalore.
C.P. Lo and Albert K.W. Yeung 2002. Concepts and Techniques of GIS, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi.
EMS Manual, 21 Procedures, and Forms, by Jack Kanholm, AQA Press, USA, 2000.
Holling, C.S., (1987), Adaptive Environmental Assessment & Management, John Willey & Sons, New York.
John R. Jensen, 2002. Remote sensing of the environment, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi
Meadows, D.H, Meadows. D.L., Randers, J., and Behrens, W .W. 1972 The Limits of Growth, Earth Island Ltd., London.
Meadows. D.H., Meadows, D.L. and Randers. J., 1992. Beyond the Limits; Global Collapse or Sustainable Future, Earth Scan Publications Limited, London.
Munashinge, M. and Schwab, A., 1993. Environmental Economics and Natural ResourceManagement in Developing Countries, World Bank, New York.
Munasinge, M., 1993, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, World Bank Environmental Paper 3, World Bank, New York.
Peter A. Burrough and Rachel A. McDonnell, 1998. Principles of Geographic Information System, Oxford University Press.
Thomas M. Lillesand and Ralph W. Kiefer. 2002. Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Singapore.
World Commission on Environment and Development. 1987. Our Common Future, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
ST 210 (Aug) 3:1 Principles and Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
ST210: Principles and Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing (3:1), Dr. T V Ramachandra
Relevance of the Course: Remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS) provides extremely useful tools for environmental and natural resources management. They are widely recognized as supporting tools for the planning, monitoring, and management of the appropriate utilization of resources at the country, regional and global levels. This course provides an overview of the key concepts and principles of remote sensing, GIS and digital image processing. Various tools, which can be used to address environmental problems and the role that the professionals can play in managing environment in their respective areas would be discussed.
Course Contents: Principles of Remote Sensing: Physical aspects of remote sensing, spectral characteristics of earth's surface and of atmosphere. Sensors and their characteristics: multi-spectral scanners Aerial and satellite platforms. Visual and machine interpretation of imagery. Ground truth data. Digital image processing and image classification. Concept of environment, economic benefits of remote sensing, the geographical uses of remote sensing, sensors for environmental monitoring.
Geographical information systems: Introduction, historical development, from the real world to GIS, basic data models, Geo-references and co-ordinate systems, basic spatial analysis and modeling, GIS implementation and project management, GIS issues and prospects, open source GIS – concepts, Integrating GIS for environmental modeling.
Data models and data quality -Problems and prospects.
Application of GIS and Remote Sensing: Remote sensing and GIS integration, Applications to resources inventorying, monitoring and management. Water in environment, Soil and landforms, Ecology, conservation and resource management, Landuse/landcover dynamics, Urban sprawl analysis, Hazards and disasters, Coastal zone management.
Laboratory sessions: Installing open source GIS software, GIS- digitization of vector layers, creation of thematic layers, collection of field data using GPS, remote sensing data analysis – case study.
T.M. Lillesand and R.W. Kiefer, Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York
James B. Cambell, Introduction to Remote Sensing, Taylor & Francis
John R Jensen Introductory Digital Image Processing: A Remote Sensing Perspective, Prentice Hall, New Jersey
Sabins, F. F., Jr. / Remote sensing Principles and Interpretation, 2nd Edition, New York,
P.A. Burrough, Principles of Geographical Information System for Land Resource Assessment, Oxford University Press
P.A. Longley, M.F. Goodchild, D.J. Manguire, D.W. Rhino, Geographical Information System, Volume I: Principal and Technical Issues, Volume II: Management Issues and Applications, John Wiley & Sons
This course provides an overview of the key concepts and principles in environmental management, areas of global and national environmental concern, and strategies and tools for effective environmental management. Attempt to understand the genesis of environmental problems; the concerns that lead to various international and national initiatives to tackle them have been made in this course. Various tools, which can be used to address environmental problems and the role that the professionals can play in managing environment in their respective areas would be discussed.
Principles of Environmental Management.
Principles of Ecology, Environment & Environmental Management.
Policies and Legal Aspect of Environmental Management.
Overview of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
Preparation and Review of Environmental Impact Assessment Report.
Life Cycle Assessment as EM Tool.
Environmental Management Systems Standards: ISO 14000 (EMS).
Related Issues in Environmental Management.
Basics of Data base Management System (DBMS), Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing
Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Environmental Management.
Each of the self-learning format versions of the course complies with high quality standards and includes a tutor's guide. A comprehensive list of references (and suggested reading) is provided at the end of each course to enable the learners to pursue relevant further reading. The methodology involved thorough course packaging (i.e., development, design and materials production)