MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

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Code
66243
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8722 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (L-9) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
BIO/07
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The correct management of the coastal and offshore marine environment requires the use of monitoring and data management tools referring to the current legislation on environmental protection aimed at the exercise of the activity of supervision, control and management (conventions, protocols, international, European, national and local directives)

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge on studies related to marine environmental monitoring in agreement with the various European, national and local directives and on the study of instrumentation, technological development and analytical methods necessary to face the monitoring of coastal and offshore marine environment. The course will provide the student with the knowledge related to the treatment methods and the management of the data acquired in this field.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES


The attendance and participation in the planned activities (lectures and in the laboratory) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge in oceanography, in the field of monitoring, and in data management necessary to examine in depth environmental problems, to support the activities of assessment, planning, elaboration and application of procedures for risk prevention and for the management and protection of the environment and human health in the marine environment

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course syllabus includes a presentation of the main physical, chemical and biological components of the marine environment and then an analysis of the monitoring activities in the coastal and offshore marine environment in relation to the various international, European, national and local directives. The study of instrumentation, new technologies, and the methods of analysis used in the field of marine monitoring. Analysis of data processing methods and information systems in the context of active national and international marine environmental monitoring programs. Laboratory activities and trials of monitoring systems in field (at sea)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All slides used during the lessons and the other educational material will be available at the end of each cycle of lectures / laboratory exercises along with other bibliographic material in pdf format.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are received by appointment, arranged directly with the teacher by telephone or  by email.

Exam Board

PAOLO POVERO (President)

ENRICO OLIVARI

CRISTINA MISIC (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory activities. As activities are planned for the application of the acquired knowledge, practical and methodological activities, attendance at lectures and laboratory exercises is strongly recommended.
Lectures in the classroom are delivered through multimedia presentations.                        
Laboratory exercises aim to apply the theoretical knowledge aquired during the lectures in the classroom.
The lab activities  take place in specific classrooms of the DISTAV.

LESSONS START

Lessons will start from 17 February 2020 and will end before 12th June 2020. For lessons starting date and timetable go to the following link: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a written test. The written test (open and multiple-choice test) is related to the topics and practical activities carried out during the lessons and laboratory exercises. The exam is passed if the student  obtains a grade greater than or equal to 18.
Two exam dates will be available in the winter session (January-February) and four in the summer session (June, July, September).

Assessment methods

 Details on how to prepare for the exam and the degree of detail required for each topic will be provided at the beginning of the course and confirmed during lectures and exercises.
The student must be able to integrate the knowledge acquired during the lectures with the skills acquired during the workshop activities in specific cases treated during the course.       

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
23/06/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
13/07/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto
14/09/2021 09:30 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Regular attendance at lectures and lab activities  is strongly recommended.