ME-232 (RS101)

ME-232 Remote sensing 1 (5 credits)

  • Code: ME-232
  • Preceding studies: –
  • Timing: IV period
  • Replaces the former course RS101 (83474) Remote Sensing 1, 5 op


The course objective is to get familiar with remote sensing basics, different remote sensign materials and their use in natural resource management and observation


Lectures: Physical basis of Remote Sensing (RS), acquisition and interpretation of different types of RS data, basics of photogrammetry, use of remote sensing in forest inventory applications & in monitoring forest resources

Exercises: Compulsory exercises concerning acquisition, pre-processing and interpretation of remote sensing data

Programs skills: QGIS, ArcGIS, GRASS-basics

Study material and literature

1) Jones, H., Vaughan, R. (2010). Remote sensing of vegetation: principles, techniques and applications. Oxford University Press, 353 s. (Chapters 1, 3.1, 5, 6, 7, 8.1 & 8.2)


K 20 – H 50 – R20 – 1 45


0-5. Exam/ & exercises

Other information

Teaching in Finnish

Can be completed in English as an online course

Responsible person

Prof. Markus Holopainen

Link to registration