Modules Description

BLOCK 1: Chemical Analysis of Water Quality

1. Weight of evidence assessment of chemical contamination in aquatic environments
2. Chemical and ecotoxicological guidelines for management of dredged material regulation of disposal in open waters
3. Sensitive tools for the assessent of environmental and human risk
4. Environmental assessment and management of accidental spill in littoral ecosystems
5. Tools for hazard assessment of chemical and complex environental media

BLOCK 2: Ecotoxicological evaluation of Risk in Water and Coastal Management

1. Ecotoxicity tests in Risk Assessment
2. Bioavailability and bioaccumulation: Keys for the quality of ecosystems
3. Integrated tools to determine environmental quality
4. Integrative assessment of sediment quality in aquatic ecosystems
5. General methodology to assess quality of coastal ecosystems

BLOCK 3: Geochemistry

1. Basis for sediments and dredged material management
2. Coastal land subsidence effects on freshwater resources and flood risk
3. Coastal flooding hazard
4. Hydrometereological hazard and risk at the coastal zones
5. Land reclamation and drainage effect and feedback with water freshening and salinization
6. Quarrying and mining activities impacts on water quality

BLOCK 4: Environmental Legislation

1. Marine Strategy Directive Framework
2. Conflict resolution
3. Communication Science
4. Beach nourishment as a management tool
5. Integrative Management of wetlands and harbours
6. Coastal Cities planning guidelines
7. The Water Framework Directive
8. Sustainable development UN: Goal 6 and Goal 14
9. Conventions (RAMSAR, Regional Seas, OSPAR, HELQOM, UNEP)

BLOCK 5: Biology of aquatic organisms

1. Microbial potential for the attenuation of contaminants in coastal ecosystems and bioremediation
2. Alien species
3. Biological tools for coastal management
4. Remote sensing: algal blooms
5. Integrated water resources and natural areas management in the coastal zone

BLOCK 6: Environmental Impact and Management

1. Modeling physical-biological processes
2. Climate change and extreme events effects on flood hazard
3. Techniques for the diagnosis on ICZM process
4. Salt marshes for flood risk management strategies
5. Complex satellite monitoring of coastal zones
6. Coastal and marine areas: managing complex systems
7. Natural Hazards (SENDAI)
8. Remote sensing: management applications

Soft Skills

1. Environmental English
2. Proposal Writing
3. Scientific paper writing
4. Literature review
5. Data Bank searching
6. Further language skills
7. Data management and intepretation GP
8. Geomatics and GIS
9. Fieldwork skills
10.Scientific Diving