Remote sensing in the marine environment

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  5ο
Course Title
 Remote sensing in the marine environment
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, Laboratory Work and Field Work
Weekly Teaching Hours
 1(L), 1(LW) 
Credits  4
Course Type
 General knowledge, Scientific Area
Prerequisite Courses
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case that foreign students attend the course
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course , the students will be able to:

  • Define, explain and summarize the basic principles of marine remote sensing techniques
  • Analyze and evaluate scientific data to create a conclusion about mapping of the seafloor
  • Discriminate possible marine geohazards
  • Evaluate the dynamics of the seafloor
  • Adapt new marine sensing techniques
General Competences
  • Data retrieval, analysis and synthesis of data and information through the use of new information technologies
  • Adapting to new situations.
  • Decision making.
  • Individual work
  • Team work
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Respect for the natural environment.
  • Promotion of free, creative and inductive way of thinking 

Theory & Laboratory

  • Navigation and Positioning of a research vessel
  • Techniques for the mapping of the seafloor relief: Echo Sounders (single and multibeam)
  • Techniques for the mapping of seafloor morphology: Side Scan Sonars
  • Techniques for the mapping of seafloor stratigraphy: Subbottom Profilers
  • Echo types, Seismostratigrphic maps
  • Marine Geohazrds
  • Applications of remote sensing techniques on underwater structures
  • Applications of remote sensing techniques on marine cultural heritage sites
  • Applications of remote sensing techniques on the management of marine resources.

Field work

Marine geophysical survey so the students will be able to practice on the acquisition of marine remote sensing data sets
Delivery  In classroom and in laboratory (face-to-face)
Use of Information & Communication Technology
  • Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) (power point) in teaching
  • Support of Learning Process and Dissemination of educational material through the e_class platform.
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
 2Lectures (1 conduct hours per week x 13 weeks)  2X13 = 26 
 Laboratory work (1conduct hours per week x 13 weeks)  2X13 = 26 
 Field work  1X8 =8
Individual study 6X8 =48
 Total number of hours for the Course  108
 Student Performance Evaluation

Ι. Theory

Final Exam, written, of increasing difficulty, which may include Multiple choice test, Questions of brief answer, Questions to develop a topic, Judgment questions and Exercise solving.

Students are obliged to attend all scheduled laboratory classes and to prepare and present laboratory exercises during the semester.

Marking Scale: 0-10.

Minimum Passing Mark: 5. 
Attached Bibliography

Books :

Notes and lectures within the framework of the academic project: “open courses”

Relative scientific journals:

Marine Geology, Geo-Marine letters.