Italy, Venice

Environmental Management in a Changing World: Coping with Sea Level Rise

when 11 July 2016 - 23 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS

The Nicholas School of the Environment (Duke University) and Venice International University offer a Summer Program that provides training in key topics about the impact of sea level rise on coastal areas and cities, and about adaptation and mitigation strategies.

Lectures will be led by world-class professors and researchers from the Nicholas School of the Environment, (Duke University - US), University of Padua and Venice International University.

Topics:
-Global environmental change, global warming, changing oceans and sea level rise
-Extreme events in coastal areas: data analysis and modelling
-The impact of sea level rise and climate change on global water resources
-Coastal wetlands ecology, restoration and management
-Coastal environmental change processes: modelling and prediction
- Environmental monitoring of coastal morphology and water quality
- Sea level rise and coastal areas: economic assessment of policy strategies
- Climate change, sea level rise and global health in coastal areas

Sea level rise and coastal areas: economic assessment of policy strategies
Climate change, sea level rise and global health in coastal areas

Course leader

Dr. Sonia Silvestri, Duke University

Target group

Graduate students and working professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues and ability to read and write fluently in English. Advanced undergraduates will also be considered.
The minimum number of students for the activation of the program is 15. The maximum number of students is 25.

Course aim

The course aims to give students a broad perspective on the impact of sea level rise upon coastal areas from the social, economic and environmental points of view. Adaptation and mitigation strategies will be analyzed and students will be involved in discussions on critical management issues, developing their own critiquing concepts in a multidisciplinary framework.
Participants will learn, in class and in the lab, the use of operational tools for coastal zone monitoring and management, and will participate in two field trips aimed at exploring the most up-to-date techniques for coastal defense and protection.

Credits info

3 ECTS
This program has been included in the Master in Environmental Management (MEM) course listing at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University.
Students that will successfully complete the course will receive 2 MEM Credits from the Nicholas School, Duke University.

Fee info

EUR 0: Students of VIU member univerisities: €850 incl. VAT
Students of other unviersities: €1250 incl. VAT
Professionals: €1800 inc. VAT