This Master’s program develops students’ skills in several fields, such as remote sensing, GIS, methods for modeling, explorative data analysis, and visualization with a focus on Earth and Environmental Sciences. Teaching emphasizes both hands-on experience and the exploration of fundamental concepts and methods and is linked to research undertaken at the department. Outreach activities, internships, and research collaborations ensure our students gain insights into real-world problems and applications leading to enhanced opportunities when entering the job market.
Geographical information, also known as geodata, is central to many modern activities from parcel tracking to storm tracking and navigation to monitoring elephant behavior. Satellite data is used in global activities such as the evaluation of progress towards sustainable development goals, estimations of carbon storage and emissions, mapping glacier dynamics, and evaluating ecosystem health. Remote sensing systems from laser scanning and radar to hyperspectral imaging are introduced. Geographic information systems (GIS) make efficient management of such diverse data possible, facilitating many different types of analysis and modeling, in a future accelerating towards the exploitation of Big Data.
Landscape change, environmental monitoring, and mapping, as well as environmental issues in general, feature significantly on the daily political agenda. This situation is further enhanced by environmental agreements that demand the continuous reporting of the status of and changes in the environment at the municipality to international scales. Geomatics is central to meeting these demands. Consequently, graduates mastering skills in data acquisition methods and analysis, as well as in visualization and mapping, are in high demand in both the public and private sectors.
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Why Stockholm University?
Studying at Stockholm University makes a difference
Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest-ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education with top-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.
Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the center of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability, and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.