Detection and evaluation of impacts = Impact Detection and Assessment

EMBC+ MODULE 2: Toolbox for investigating marine Biodiversity
semester: 
3
ects: 
3

1) The concept of Environmental Impact Assessment. Major human impacts on the marine environment. Baselines. Data gathering.
2) Detection and identification of impacts: general and particular designs.
3) Estimation of the magnitude of impacts.
4) Major shortfalls in Environmental Impact Assessment.

keywords: 
Environmental sampling, sampling design, statistical power, environmental impact assessment (EIA), baseline, impact detection
initial: 

Graduate level of General Ecology and Marine Ecology. Elemental Statistics. Basic knowledge of Environmental Impacts Assessment

final: 

Capacity to analyse the environmental consequences of human actions. Capacity to design sampling programs. Capacity to organise sampling protocols for a wide variety of environmental impacts. Capacity to manage and analyse data. Ability to write assessment reports.