Participants are trained in upgrading the geological knowledge bases of countries or regions and in the assessment of their mineral potential, using remote sensing and GIS technology.
The course is designed for academicians who are active in the field of earth resources and who have a specific interest in geological and mineral exploration. They have a specific interest in an academic career, and in applied research on the concepts and strategies taught in the course.
The courses will deal with the following topics (among others):
• principles of GIS and remote sensing techniques
• airborne geophysics
• geological remote sensing
• integrated image interpretation
• geological mapping methodology
• mineral deposit geology
• exploration geochemistry
• hyperspectral remote sensing
• mineral prospectivity modelling
• research skills and methodology; thesis research
The strong link between education and research activities at ITC guarantees a modern course that covers state-of-the-art methods and technologies for earth resources exploration. Examples include integrated image analysis for geological mapping, mineral mapping using hyperspectral remote sensing, and quantitative modelling of mineral prospectivity. Participants come from a wide range of countries, and the teaching staff have ample experience in international education and projects.
The sustainable use of land and earth resources is a key factor in economic development. In our daily life, we are continuously confronted with situations that have a direct link with earth resources and related processes. The buildings in which we live and work are constructed of materials from the earth, the soil produces our daily food, and mineral resources provide fuel for transport and cooking.
Sustainable development of a country’s mineral resources is generally seen as a key factor in economic growth. The search for mineral resources relies on the availability of up-to-date geological knowledge bases, conceptual mineral deposit models and modern exploration technologies. This course follows an integrated approach to upgrading geological maps, and to re-interpreting geological information in a GIS environment, using aerial photographs, satellite imagery and airborne geophysical data. Subsequently, exploration data and deposit concepts are brought together for integration and analysis using GIS and modelling systems to assess mineral resources potential.
Principles of remote sensing and GIS, geological mapping, airborne geophysics, exploration geochemistry, spectral remote sensing, mineral deposit geology, mineral prospectivity mapping.
The Earth Resources Exploration program aims to provide students with specialist training in Geographid Information Systems and Remote Sensing as applied to projects or research focused on Exploration of Earth Resources (i.e. rocks, soils, minerals).
Besides the MSc Applied Earth Sciences, University of Twente offers a range of other Geo-Information related programs such as the Geoinformatics Master
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BSc degree from a recognized university in earth sciences, geology or other related disciplines (with college level algerba, chemistry and physics).
Some years of working experience in Earth Resource Exploration is recommended, but not mandatory.
IELTS overall band: 6.0, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80, TOEFL paper based: 550, CAE: C1, CPE: C2
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