This is a massive open online course (MOOC) exploring the basics of remote rock mass characterization.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and techniques of rock mass characterization, laser scanning, and photogrammetry
  • Plan photogrammetric data collection
  • Gain practical experience remotely via a 360-degree content
  • Apply data analysis methods to real-world scenarios
  • Perform remote fracture mapping from 3D models


1 cr / 27 h

8 h Lectures (á 45 min each)
3 h Quizzes
10 h Exercises
6 h Independent study


Remote Rock Mass Characterization summer course provides an in-depth exploration of rock mass characterization techniques, including laser scanning, photogrammetry, and data analysis. The course consists of lectures and practical exercises that allow participants to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios. Through hands-on experience, students will learn how to map from 3D models, such as a rock face and tunnel drift.

The course will contain a virtual tunnel visit, where students can see a real-world tunnel environment.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exercises are structured as self-study.
Study materials Presentations, recordings, remote mapping exercises, 3D models, 360-degree images
Registration Self register at OpenLearning.
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