Application deadline for MSc students starting in Autumn 2017 is on April 1st More
Project BONUS BASMATI will be funded, starting 1. July 2017 More
Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) requires a spatially explicit framework for decision-making. The objective of the project is to develop integrated and innovative solutions for MSP from the local to the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) scale through a decision-support tool building on interactive information technology, and aiming at informing multi-level governance systems for their management of ecologically and socio-economically sound network of protected marine areas in the Baltic Sea. The project builds upon existing knowledge, identifies and involves relevant actors as well as addresses different spatial scales ranging from local, national to the macro-regional level. Specific objectives are to: a) analyse governance systems and their information needs regarding MSP in the BSR for developing an operational, transnational model for MSP, while maintaining compliance with existing governance systems; b) develop methods and tools for assessments of different plan proposals based on an approach including spatially explicit pressures and effects on maritime ecosystem services; c) create a spatial data infrastructure for the BSR facilitating broad access to information; d) design and develop an innovative web-based decision support system providing easy access to information through intelligent discovery. The impact of the project is facilitated and assessed in transnational case studies, where integrated solutions are required – e.g. the Fehmarn Belt, and the Gulf of Finland.
19 new students starting in Autumn 2016 More
We are happy to welcome 19 new students to our MSc program in Geoinformatics. This year's crowd is very international again, with students from Australia, Greece, Brazil, to name but a few.
The two year Master of Science program in Geoinformatics at Aalborg University Copenhagen is directed at students with a bachelor’s degree in surveying, land management, urban planning, environmental planning, geography or study programs with similar contents interested in understanding the concepts and obtaining the necessary skills to manage various kinds of digital geographic information. Our goal is to introduce graduate students to the potentials of modern geographic information technology to strengthen their professional approach to solving real world problems in their specific field of interest. The program is conducted in English and traditionally attracts a very international group of students. They are introduced to geoinformatics by participating in project works (50%) and course works (50%), following AAU's problem-based learning approach. Furthermore the educational programme offers the opportunity of an internship or/and an external study during the 3rd semester.
The first semester in the program covers the courses Geospatial Information Technology and Modern Data Acquisition Technologies, followed by a group project in the area of GI Technology and information Systems. Students not familiar with problem-based learning participate in a short introductory course before the projects start. The semester description contains more details on which topics the courses cover, workload, etc.
The second semester starts off with courses on Geocomputation and Spatial Analytics and Geovisualisation, followed by a group project in the area of GI – Integration, Applications and Society. In the second half of the semester, students also start contacting companies to make arrangements for the internships in the following semester. See the semester description for details on the second semester.
The third semester is dedicated to professional development. Most students complete an internship in a company or administration office. These internships often lead to further cooperation on a thesis topic and eventually employment. Alternatively, it is also possible to conduct a long, 1-year thesis.
In the final semester of the program, students complete their Master's thesis project. The goal is to demonstrate that the students can independently address a research question in a scientific manner. The program ends with the oral exams on the thesis at the end of June, followed by the graduation ceremony shortly after.