Observing the Earth from Space

Title Observing the Earth from Space
Faculty/College/Unit Forestry
Status Completed
Duration 1 Year
Initiation 04/01/2015
Project Summary

The adventures of astronaut, Chris Hadfield, have inspired a new generation of “space wonderers”; interested and inspired by viewing the Earth from space, and what technological advances have come from humans in space. UBC courses cover some of these domains, including sensing the Earth from space, geo-positioning and locations services from space and mapping / citizen science activities.

This TLEF proposes to develop online education resources including three key components (a content portal, interactive online labs and a blog / student portfolio) to support learning and the underlying theory, capitalizing on this current interest. The site will have direct use in a number of undergraduate courses: FRST 443 (Remote Sensing); CONS 340 (GIS) and CONS 452 (Landscape ecology). In addition the website will be used by a new course CONS127 “Observing the Earth from Space”, a first year, all access, course (CONS 127) offered by Faculty of Forestry.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project Year Year 1
Year 1: Funding Year 2015/2016
Year 1: Project Type Small TLEF
Year 1: Principal Investigator Nicholas Coops
Year 1: Funded Amount 44,995
Year 1: Team Members


Project Report Final-Report-2015-TLEF-SP-Coops-WEB.pdf