Specializations

Natural Resources Management

Learn to utilize geo-spatial data to help achieve a more sustainable use of natural resources

Do you know how many people are currently living in China? The answer is about 1.4 billion. Incredible as it may seem, the world population is expected to have grown by more than this staggering number by the year 2045. This development will bring about a similarly massive increase in the demand for food and other earth resources. Add growing welfare, and serious problems such as deforestation, overgrazing, and contamination of land and water resources seem inevitable. Would you like to help turn this situation around, e.g. as an environmental manager? Then ITC’s specialization in Natural Resources Management is the way to go.

Our courses in this specialization take a multi-disciplinary approach, integrating specific knowledge and skills with current real-world themes. You will learn how to use modern GIS and remote sensing technology to gather relevant data about our planet and its natural resources. More to the point, you will learn to translate said data into information to support decisions that can lead to more sustainable use of resources. For your MSc research you’ll have the option of joining forces with dedicated ITC research group FORAGES.

Overview courses

Specialization Natural Resources Management

  • Data and data analytics for natural resources management (7 credits)
  • Issues and concepts for management of natural resources (7 credits)
  • Mapping and monitoring for natural resources management (7 credits)
  • Modelling causes and impacts of change in natural resources management (7 credits)

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