THE ROLE OF GEOMATICS ENGINEERING IN CLIMATE CHANGE STUDIES


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Alkan S., Alkan R. M., Şeker D. Z.

8th International Conference on GeoInformation Advances, GeoAdvances 2024, İstanbul, Turkey, 11 - 12 January 2024, vol.48, pp.21-27 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 48
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/isprs-archives-xlviii-4-w9-2024-21-2024
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.21-27
  • Keywords: Carbon-emission, Climate Change, Geomatics Engineering, Geospatial Data, Paris Agreement
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Geomatics Engineers acquire, manage, analyse, model and present the geo-spatially referenced data quickly, accurately and reliably. They can classify the derived data with geographic information systems and produce many models according to needs. This study focuses on the role of the geomatics discipline in combatting climate change, the capability of measuring climate change parameters and the determination of the causes of the parameters change. Basic information about the latest developments in the Geomatics discipline for climate change studies is given. Geomatics Engineer's studies for understanding Earth’s system and its response to climate change and models created for the solution are explained. Geomatics Engineering provides a wide range of geospatial data and produces applications for understanding climate change. They take place in climate change analyses by measuring various climate parameters, and by processing the atmosphere, land, glaciers and waters in various spatiotemporal analyses. The obtained results have shown the significantly important role of the geomatics discipline in obtaining, monitoring and analysing the data used for climate change effects’ mitigation. In conclusion, Geomatics Engineering contributes to the decision-makers who have a duty in struggling with climate change and all stakeholders of the subject together with practitioners at all levels to create a road map for the studies to be carried out.