Environmental Observation and Informatics


The Environmental Observation and Informatics program consists of 15 courses (32 credits) that combine in-person, online, and distance learning over 15 months (summer, fall, spring, and summer).

Most core classes are 3-4 credits each, with 1-credit modules for statistics and geospatial tools interspersed throughout the curriculum. All courses have been designed to reinforce key concepts throughout the 15-month curriculum, while maximizing learning potential at each step.

First summer, in-person at UW-Madison (8 credits total)

Fundamentals of Environmental Remote Sensing (EnvSt 371, 4 credits)
Statistics I: Foundations (Stats 679, 1 credit)
Statistics II: Regression & Big Data (Stats 679, 1 credit)
Tools I: Collecting & Mapping Data (EnvSt 978, 1 credit)
Environmental Leadership Seminar (EnvSt 974-975, 1 credit)

Fall semester, in-person at UW-Madison (11 credits total)

Environmental Sensing Technologies (EnvSt 971, 3 credits)
Advanced Digital Image Processing (EnvSt 556, 3 credits)
Environmental Monitoring Seminar (EnvSt 950, 2 credits)
Environmental and Data Policy(F&W Ecol 875, 3 credits)
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Remote Sensing for International Development (EnvSt 931, 3 credits)

Spring semester, online (9 credits)

Advanced Remote Sensing (EnvSt 956, 3 credits)
Modeling and Analysis of Global Environmental Systems (EnvSt 506, 3 credits)
Statistics III: Methods for Spatial Data (Stats 679, 1 credit)
Tools II: Landscape Evaluation & Conservation GIS (EnvSt 978, 1 credit)
Tools III: Adaptation Strategies with GIS (EnvSt 978, 1 credit)

Second summer, distance (4 credits)

Leadership Placement and Internship (EnvSt 999, 4 credits)