Specializations

Natural Resources Management

Learn to utilize geo-spatial data for sustainable agriculture, environment and forests

By 2040, the world’s population will reach 9 billion, and we will share the world with an additional 1.4 billion people. This increase is more than the entire population of Africa. At the same time, living standards are improving, leading to a massive increase in demand for food, timber, water and other resources, which are already affected by climate change and a fragmenting environment. Without proper management, serious problems such as deforestation, overgrazing and biodiversity loss are inevitable. Would you like to help turn this situation around, as an environmental manager? Then ITC’s specialisation in Natural Resources Management is the way to go.

Our courses focus on food security, biodiversity and forestry, with a multi-disciplinary approach to specific knowledge, skills and real-world issues. You will learn to use modern GIS and remote sensing technology to gather relevant data about our planet and its natural resources. More to the point, you will learn to translate data into information to support decisions that can lead to more sustainable use of resources. For your MSc research you’ll have the option of joining forces with the dedicated ITC research group FORAGES.

Specialization Courses 

See the full programme structure for a complete overview of courses in the Master's Geo-information Science and Earth Observation. 

  • Systems approach for management of natural resources (7 credits)
  • From data to geo-information for natural resources managment (7 credits)
  • Mapping and monitoring for natural resources management (7 credits)
  • Environmental modelling: causes and impacts of changing resources (7 credits)

JOINT MASTER'S PROGRAMMES

ITC has entered into partnerships with reputable qualified educational institutes for the purpose of providing joint courses in several countries. Under this arrangement, (part of) the programme, leading to a diploma in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation from the University of Twente, can be conducted at the partner institute.