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.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit 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 686 Special Topics (Natural Hazards: Solid Earth & Oceans (Or Elective) 3
 Credit Hours12
OCE 643 Physics of Remote Sensing II - Active Systems 3
OCE 624 Applied Data Analysis (Or Elective) 3
MES 660
MES 661
Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems
and Introduction to Marine Geographic Information Systems - Laboratory (Can be taken in Fall or Spring) Or Elective
OCE 687 Applied Radar Remote Sensing 3
 Credit Hours12
OCE 805 MPS Internship 6
 Credit Hours6
 Total Credit Hours30

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.

ATM 731Air-Sea Interaction3
OCE 705Chemical Oceanography3
MES 720Coastal Law and Policy3
MES 602Economics of Natural Resources3
MES 620Environmental Law3
MES 610Environmental Planning and the Environmental Impact Statement3
ATM 651Introduction to Atmospheric Science3
MES 616Ocean Policy and Development and Analysis3
MES 630Port Operations and Policy3
OCE 603Physical Oceanography3
MBE 615Tropical Marine Ecology3
MES 677Management and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems3
ATM 662Advanced Weather Forecasting3
OCE 651Applied Ocean Acoustics and Marine Mammals (Applied Ocean Acoustics and Marine Mammals)3
OCE 676Wave Propagation in the Ocean Environment3
OCE 790Mechanics and Thermodynamics of the Air-Sea Interface3
MES 633Decision Analysis: Natural Hazards and Catastrophes3
MGS 634Hydrological Hazards3
OCE 637Natural Hazards: Atmosphere and Ocean3