Taking technology one step ahead - measuring the Earth
The Department aspires to advance and impart knowledge about the environment and natural resources, including their characteristics and dynamics, their economic and societal values and their management in an ecologically, socially, technically, and economically sound and sustainable manner. The Department offers master's and doctoral programs. The masters programs are in Climate Science and Policy, Environmental Studies and Resource Management, and Geoinformatics. The programs prepare students to meet the changing needs of society for effective and integrated environmental management. The courses equip them with cutting edge tools and techniques through teaching and research. The Department's areas of research include natural resource management, water and waste water management and treatment technology, air quality modeling, risk exposure assessment, environmental impact assessment, aerosol science, climate change, economic valuation, remote sensing, GIS, GPS, forestry, applied ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity assessment, conservation and characterization and related fields.