The Environment and Economics of Coastal Lagoons
The lagoon of Venice is a unique and complex system of interconnected components, and its preservation is of undeniable vital importance. Research, understanding and awareness of the numerous elements that make up the system are indispensable if we wish to make solid progress in the coming years. This Summer School will offer students an overview of what is involved in managing the waters, the coasts, the interactions and the legal and economic challenges related to the Venetian lagoon.
The programme will cover three principal areas of study:
Physical domain: lagoon drivers: tides, waves, sediment, rise in sea level.
Living domain: lagoon ecosystem functions and services, water quality, ecological risk assessment.
Economic domain: Maritime law, environmental law conventions, harbour operations and port services, economical issues in port management and related problems.
Students can arrive on Sunday the 16th of July.
Prof. Enrico Bertuzzo
Reference level starts with students at the end of Bachelor programs with basic knowledge of physics and mathematical principles. Students in Economics, Management, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Natural Sciences, Geosciences are encouraged to participate, but otherwise the course is open to students from all backgrounds and subjects.
To provide the student with insights in:
- Lagoon environment morpho-dynamics and the main driving processes
- Physical, ecological and human interactions in coastal lagoons;
- Economical and management challenges related to the Venetian port and lagoon.
The three main topics will be presented over 2 one-week modules. There will be 40 contact hours in total plus additional reading: 10 days of morning lectures, and 3 afternoon visits. All classes and visits will be held in English.
• € 1300 - Course + course materials + housing
You can arrive on Sunday the 16th of July.
Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.
Deadline for registration: 01 July 2017