Advanced Environmental Methodology
This course is about methodologies used in the area of environmental sciences. The course should also specifically prepare the students for the examination course, in order to secure the depth of the future examination project.
The course consists of three subparts:
- The student should obtain knowledge and practical skills about; Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis, and Environmental Management and Conservation.
- Four to five important case studies will be carried out, each one presenting an advanced and commonly used methodology. These include: i) Environmental monitoring methodology and the use of monitoring data (eg. water pollution and air pollution), for studying time series and judging the state of the environment. Ii) Dealing with contaminated areas and remediation options. Iii) Life cycle analyses in sea food. Iv) Ecological risk assessments, Conservation and Management are other examples of methods than can be the scope for the case study week. Each of the cases studies include;
i) finding relevant literature from international journals;
iii) an excersise, e.g. processing of realistic data.
iv) the students are analyzing the method in a broader context, e.g. its relation to other methods and practical usage of the method.
- The student should carry out a pilot study as a preparation for the examination work. The student can test methods, map the literature, work with formulation of the research questions and issues that the examination work will address.
Teachers involved in the course come from academia and companies.