Applied Remote Sensing Degree Track

Atmospheric Modeling Atmospheric Modeling
Master of Professional Science

The routine use of remote sensing techniques has become an indispensable element of many activities in our modern world. A huge variety of sensors on satellites, airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles (“drones”), and other platforms provide data for a variety of applications on a regular basis. From disaster response after hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and oil spills to monitoring ship traffic and floating sea ice, remote sensing technology enables us to acquire high-resolution satellite images of most areas in the world and to obtain near-real-time measurements of sea surface temperatures, currents, wave heights, wind speeds, atmospheric temperature profiles, clouds, aerosols, and more.

The MPS track “Applied Remote Sensing” offered by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) is tailored to the needs of students who seek to gain theoretical knowledge and practical, real-world experiences geared towards a successful career in the field of remote sensing in both public and private sectors. This track is also appropriate for those already in the workforce who require additional training or are looking to expand upon their knowledge and skills. UM / RSMAS / CSTARS is one of the leading remote sensing institutions in the U.S., with direct access to data from many satellites and excellent connections to data users (and potential employers of the students) and partner institutions all over the world.

Students entering this track need to have a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Physics, Geosciences, or Engineering or an equivalent degree from an accredited U.S. institution of higher education. See Program Requirements for more details.

Applied Remote Sensing (ARS)

The MPS in “Applied Remote Sensing” offered by the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) and Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing (CSTARS) is tailored to the needs of students who seek to gain theoretical knowledge and practical, real-world experiences geared towards a successful career in the field of remote sensing in both public and private sectors. This program is also appropriate for those already in the workforce who require additional training or are looking to expand upon their knowledge and skills.


Dr. Roland Romeiser

Applied Remote Sensing Track

rromeiser@rsmas.miami.edu

(305) 421-4645
Roland Romeiser is an Associate Professor in the Ocean Sciences department at the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He is working in the field of ocean remote sensing by radar, with emphasis on the interpretation of images from conventional and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR)...

Plan Of Study Grid

Fall Credit Hours
OCE 642 Physics of Remote Sensing I: Passive Systems 3
OCE 686 Applied Remote Sensing 3
RSM 612 Statistics for Environmental Management/ OR Elective 3
MGS 635 Geological Hazards 3
Credit Hours 12
Spring Credit Hours
OCE 643 Physics of Remote Sensing II: Active Systems 3
OCE 687 Applied Radar Remote Sensing 3
MES 660 + 661 Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and GIS Laboratory (Can be taken in Fall or Spring) 3
OCE 637 Natural Hazards: Atmosphere and Ocean/ OR Elective 3
Credit Hours 12
Summer Credit Hours
OCE 805 MPS Internship 6
Credit Hours 6
Total Credit Hours 30

Elective Options

Students may take any elective on the RSMAS campus with the consent of their faculty advisor. Below are a few examples of courses past students in this program used as electives.

Course List

Code Title Credit Hours
OCE 705 Chemical Oceanography 3
MES 720 Coastal Law and Policy 3
MES 602 Economics of Natural Resources 3
MES 620 Environmental Law and Policy 3
MES 610 Environmental Policy and the Environmental Impact Statement 3
ATM 651 Introduction to Atmospheric Science 3
MES 616 Ocean Policy and Development and Analysis 3
MES 630 Port Operations and Policy (Offered by Announcement Only) 3
OCE 603 Physical Oceanography 3
MBE 615 Tropical Marine Ecology 3
MES 677 Management and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems 3
ATM 662 Advance Weather Forecasting 3
OCE 651 Applied Ocean Acoustics and Marine Mammals 3
OCE 676 Wave Propagation in the Ocean Environment 3
OCE 790 Mechanics and Thermodynamics of the Air-Sea Interface 3
MES 633 Decision Analysis: Natural Hazards and Catastrophes 3
MGS 635 Hydrological Hazards 3
OCE 636 Hurricanes 3
OCE 624 Applied Data Analysis (Offered by Anouncement Only) 3

 

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