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SCIĀ 553. GIS Tools Coastal Planning and Climate Change. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides background and training in the utilization of Geographic Information System (GIS) tools for tracking climate change effects on coastal ecosystems, with a particular emphasis on how coastal planners can predict the extent and likelihood of significant alteration of coastline geomorphonology or ecosystem dynamics. Advance planning can reduce the impact of these chagnes on residents and natural inhabitants. Case studies of coastal regions around the world will be explored. This is a 500 level graduate course.