Past Courses

Esri Arc Hydro Training
For the first time in Europe, Dr. Dean Djokic, the lead Arc Hydro developer, is providing an instructor-led Arc Hydro training. In-depth instructor knowledge, small class size, class activities and discussions that encourage peer-to-peer learning, rich course materials and hands-on practice with the latest Esri software are the hallmarks of instructor lead training from Esri.

GIS and Spatial Data Visualisation for Medievalists
It is expected that as the result of this course students should be familiar with cartography basics, mapping software principles, existing data formats and sources. Special attention is paid to practical mapping skills using free open source packages. The topic for the term project can be chosen based on student research interests and needs.

Historical Mapping and Geographic Information Systems
Historians actively explore high potential of applying GIS methodology and tools. Until lately maps development and spatial analysis had been a prerogative of cartographers and, later, experts in specialized computer software (early GIS packages). However, latest advances in computer hardware and software have opened this area to other researchers and allowed historians to enhance their studies in a number of ways. The course reviews potential areas of GIS application to Historical Studies. The primary focus is at geospatial data visualization including internet data mining, processing and maps development using different software packages.

Integrated Assessment and Modeling for sustainable resource management
During the academic year students have obtained knowledge and skills in many areas of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (ESPM). These courses were focused on introduction of all aspects of ESPM to students trained and worked in specific areas. The underlying idea of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to integrate all skills and knowledge they have obtained.The course aims at combining ecological, social, political and economic principles for the development of sustainable regional management policies and conducting of their feasibility studies. It is proposed that this course will assist students to translate environmental, social and economic principles into practical management plans for ecological systems.

Introduction to Spatial Analysis with ArcView
In this course students will continue their practical acquaintance with geospatial mapping and analysis using ArcView and some free software packages (to be specified). The course introduces digital analysis of geospatial phenomena and provides foundations in methods and algorithms used in GIS analysis. It builds up on the practical skills in geospatial data mining and practical skills in using GIS tools obtained during "ICT for environmental professionals" course. In addition to our last term activities on geospatial data visualization we will concentrate more on data processing and analysis.

Modeling of Environmental Systems
The aim of this unit is to introduce to students the idea, methodology and basic tools of environmental modeling. Models are important tools in environmental studies and management nowadays. In order to better understand environmental systems, to predict their behaviour and to develop effective management strategies it is necessary to bring together ecological, socio-economic and technological aspects of environmental problems.

Research on the Internet
This course is a part of the Introduction to Methods of Environmental Inquiry stream. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with techniques for gathering, interpreting and presenting data which they will need to use in the course of their masters studies. Emphasis is placed on practical knowledge.

GIS in Cultural Heritage Studies

Spatial Analysis and Data Visualization for Medievalists

System Dynamics