What’s it like to study a PhD in Remote Sensing?
You’ll be assigned a supervisory team that will guide you through the completion of an extended dissertation. Your final thesis should make a significant original contribution to the field.
Possible research areas include:
- Automated crater detection and classification
- Monitoring wildfire emissions
- Carbon capture
- Identifying geohazards
- Semi-autonomous planetary exploration
- Arctic surveillance
- Weather forecasting
Your research might involve using sensors carried by planes, UAVs, satellites or drones. These sensors may have technological capabilities such as Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) or Sound Navigation Ranging (Sonar).
Alongside your research, you may be required to attend additional training in fundamental areas such as satellite data and machine learning. You may also have the chance to present at academic conferences and publish your work in journals.
There are a number of advertised projects available in Remote Sensing, but many candidates will design their own project.