This course provides an overview and hands on GIS applications pertaining to coastal zone using ArcGIS software. This comprises the data acquisition, processing, analysis and interpretation of spatial data. The applications of this course are aimed at producing inputs useful for the coastal zone management.

Aims and Objectives
•To provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
•Utilization of open source spatial data
•To provide hands on GIS applications pertaining to the coastal zone

Learning Outcomes
•Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster and vector models
•Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output
•Core functionality of ArcMap, Arc Catalogue and Arc Toolbox
•Creating and editing spatial data
•Awareness of coastal GIS data and applications