New PhD thesis by Athanasios Votsis (Feb 3rd, 2017)

Athanasios Votsis will defend his PhD thesis: Space and price in adapting cities – exploring the spatial economic role of climate-sensitive ecological risks and amenities in Finnish housing markets on February 3rd 2017, 10:00.

Opponent is professor Stan Geertman from Utrecht University and professor Petri Pellikka act as a custos. Location is Brainstorm auditorium in Dynamicum.

The thesis is available as e-thesis:

Bachelor’s Seminar in Geoinformatics starts at November 1st 2016

The Bachelors’s seminar in geoinformatics for study year 2016-2017 starts at tuesday November 1st 2016. In the first session we will discuss about and select your thesis’ topics. During this seminar students will prepare their Bachelor’s thesis. All geography students who have selected geoinformatics for their major and who are at the moment at stage of Bachelor’s thesis are warmly welcome. Please, register in the Weboodi.

  • Teacher: senior lecturer Petteri Muukkonen
  • Course code: 56302
  • Course name (in finnish): LuK-seminaari, geoinformatiikka

Bachelor thesis: Throughfall and remote sensing in tropical rain forest

(Photo: Joose Helle)

Joose Helle studied in his geoinformatics bachelor thesis how aerial laser scanning and hemispherical photographs suites for studying forest throughfall. His study area is located on the Taita Hills, Kenya. Main results are that water observations are applicable for analyzing forest throughfall, precipitation and interception in tropical rain forests. In addition, aerial laser scanning is applicable for measuring canopy height. These information can be used together to understand water balance in tropical rain forest.

JooseHelle_kandi_2016 (PDF)

Source: Helle, Joose (2016). Lentolaserkeilaus ja hemisfaarikuvaus metsikkosadannan tutkimisessa Taitavuorilla Keniassa. Julkaisematon kandidaatintutkielma. Geotieteiden ja maantieteen laitos, Helsingin yliopisto. 80 s.



Remote sensing course “Advanced remote sensing 2016 (563010)” will start on 4th of April 2016

Dear students,

“Advanced remote sensing 2016” will start on the 4th of April with an introduction to topical remote sensing applications, data and methods related to global environmental change.

The registration to the course in WebOodi is open until the 17th of March. The maximum number of students is 12 due to the limitations of the GIS-lab. The students will be informed on the acceptance by the 18th of March.

See WebOodi for further information on the course content.

Best regards,
Janne Heiskanen & Eduardo Maeda

GIS course “56074 Basics in geoinformatics and remote sensing (3 cretis)” is starting at March 17th 2016


GIS course “56074 Basics in geoinformatics and remote sensing (3 cretis)” is starting at March 17th 2016. Sign in to course in WebOodi-platform. Select one of six exercise groups. The maximum size of one exercise group is 23 students due the limitation of GIS-lab. Course is giving in Finnish. For more information see Moodle-page

Teachers senior lecturer Petteri Muukkonen and professorPetri Pellikka.

Welcome to course.