Finally, the contribution of simulations and modelling expertise to decision-making process in spatial planning is discussed.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
a. Contribution of this activity to the AA reference (program AA)
M1.2., M1.4., M2.2., M2.3., M4.4., M4.5
b. Specific formulation for this training activity of program
At the end of the course LBRAT2102, students are able to:
- to mobilize the concepts and methods of spatial modelling and simulation of land dynamics;
- to thoroughly analyse a complex territorial dynamic, to conceptualize a modelling approach and justify the proposed methodological choices;
- develop a critical analysis of operational models and spatial simulation methods in order to clearly determine their relevance and limitations.
The different modelling and numerical simulation approaches for land use/land cover change and other territorial dynamics are presented according to an increasing level of complexity through concrete examples. The concepts and underlying assumptions are presented and put into perspective in relation to potential applications. During the lectures as well as in the computer lab, the student is invited to conceptualize rigorously his modelling approach and to discuss its implementation.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The course alternates theoretical module in the form of an interactive lecture and practical work module in the computer room (GIS software and modelling tools).
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The evaluation criteria are: knowledge and in-depth understanding of the concepts and methods, capability of conceptual analysis of a complex problem. The acquisition of skills is assessed in the form of a written examination.
This course can be given in English.