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