Pollution in the Coastal and Marine Environment
Dr. Hrönn Jörundsdóttir
In this course, students will be introduced the main chemistry behind contamination in the coastal zone. Chemical interactions on the interface of sea, land and air will be explained as well as transport of pollutants. The state of the coastal zones in the world will be discussed, as well as regional, national and international monitoring practices and programs. An introduction to designing monitoring program will be presented. Further, an insight into our own life style and the effects we have on the environment will be discussed. At the end of the course, students should have a broad overview over the main environmental hazards towards coastal zones, both natural and man made. They should be able to recognize major pollutants and have a understanding of their source, transport and effects on the ecosystem. Students should be familiar with main methods for detecting environmental hazards and means of monitoring them.
Application deadline for the whole Master's Program: April 15th for EU/EEA citizens and February 15th for citizens outside of the EU/EEA
Application deadline for only this course: please contact Martha Lilja Marthensdóttir Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org)