Teaching and Student Projects
The facility contributes to a number of teaching programs at undergraduate and Masters level, provides equipment and training for field-courses, as well as supporting numerous PhD projects.
We are very pleased to play an active role in the University's taught courses. Airborne sensor technologies, platforms and datasets provide a very interesting and engaging subject with applications across a broad range of disciplines, with exciting potential career prospects in a diverse and rapidly growing field. Including an airborne sensing or data component in your course can be a great way to enhance the student experience.
We currently provide lecture, practical, and / or field visit contributions to the following taught courses within GeoSciences:
- Land-Atmosphere Interactions (LAI)
- Current issues in ecological and environmental sciences (EES)
- Research Methods and transferable skills (Earth Science)
- Introduction to Ecological and Environmental Sciences (IEES)
- Principles and Practices of remote sensing (GIS & EO)
- Passive Earth Observation (GIS & EG)
We'd be delighted to broaden our teaching activities, including other Schools, so please do contact us if you think we could contribute towards your program.
We are also very active in supporting dissertation work at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We possess a range of existing datasets with exciting potential for new analyses, as well the ability to capture new data specific to your project.
Typically for undergraduate and MSc dissertations we can offer:
- Access to existing eligible datasets for analysis or re-analysis, and / or...
- New data acquisition (fully supported, typically 1-2 days per project, within a day trip from Edinburgh)
- Access to our Airborne Data Laboratory's workstations and software for processing and analysis
Equipment loan for longer or remoter projects may in some cases be possible, subject to resource availability for training.
Please note that as staff resources and suitable weather are in finite supply the number of projects that can be supported each year is limited. Please get in touch as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss incorporating airborne data within your dissertation plans.